Unmet legal need in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2528
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The recent joint report of Hogan Lovells and the All Parliamentary Group on Pro Bono highlights the growing unmet need for legal support in London.  What strategic contribution, both financial and in kind, could the GLA offer to support some of the solutions recommended in the report and further highlight the issue?

Answer

Answer for Unmet legal need in London

Answer for Unmet legal need in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It has been brought to my attention that MQ 2017/2528, that you submitted on 22 June 2017, has not received a response. I apologise for this oversight.

 

This month I have committed to launching an advice portal for European Londoners, so that EU nationals living in London are able to access accurate and up-to-date information on their rights as the UK leaves the European Union.

 

I am aware of the role that high-quality, well-targeted advice and legal support can play in improving the lives of Londoners in a number of different areas. I am considering how the GLA can help the most vulnerable Londoners in particular to access information and advice, and how the provision of advice to Londoners can be better coordinated.