Sue Bent Awarded OBE in Recognition of Hard Work and Dedication to the Law and to Vulnerable People

Former CELC chief exec promoted to OBE in King’s birthday honours in recognition of hard work and dedication to the law and to vulnerable people Read more

DWP Policy of No New Claim Advances for Universal Credit Claimants Awaiting National Insurance Numbers Found Unlawful

In a judgment handed down on 25 May 2023 the Court of Appeal held that the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) practice of refusing to pay Universal Credit (UC) advance payments on the basis that someone doesn’t have a National Insurance Number (NINO) is unlawful. Read more

Central England Law Centre Shortlisted for Agency of the Year at LALY Awards

Central England Law Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist for Legal Aid Firm/Not-For-Profit Agency by the panel of judges at the 21st Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award - the only annual event solely dedicated to celebrating the work of grassroots social justice lawyers. Read more

High Court Holds That Birmingham Children’s Trust Discriminated Against a British child Whose Carer Had No Recourse to Public Funds in Successful Challenge Brought by Central England Law Centre

In a judgment handed down by the High Court in Birmingham held that Central England Law Centre’s client was discriminated against by Birmingham Children’s Trust in the way it provided him and his family with support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989. Read more

Central England Law Centre Appoints New Chief Executive

Central England Law Centre appoints Elayne Hill as chief executive officer to lead the law centre through a two-year development period focused on rolling out its rights in the community strategy. Read more

"Reform the Norm" Project to Amplify Underrepresented Voices as Part of City of Culture

The programme, which includes "The Story of Us" performance led by Jude Habib of Sound Delivery, will roll out events throughout the year. Read more

Head of Central England Law Centre to Represent the City's "Social Justice Energy" at Coventry Moves Event

Central England Law Centre will play a monumental part in the rollout of events from 5th June, representing the "Social Justice Energy". Read more