Challenging miscarriages of justice

The Centre for Criminal Appeals dedicates its practice to challenging unsafe convictions and unjust sentences. The ATJF awarded the Centre £10,000 in order for appellant prisoners to gain access to trial transcripts, which are usually unaffordable due to the high rates of private transcription companies. A case that benefitted greatly from this increase in funding […]

Dealing with destitution

Passage 2000 supports and represents those who need to regularise their immigration status whilst sleeping rough so that they can access benefits accommodation and employment. They used their grant to employ a solicitor to help with the legal process, who was assisted by two volunteer solicitors. They aim to help at least 20 individuals per […]

Protecting disability rights

The Foundation awarded Vauxhall Community Law Centre a grant of £8,000. The Centre offers advice on many different legal issues, including employment disputes. This guidance was invaluable for local Vauxhall resident, Mrs D, who sought the support of the Law Centre in order to challenge a medical assessment by the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). […]