Govan Law Centre
Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".
Published 14 November 2019
A decision in the case brought against the lock-change evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow carried out by Serco will be handed down by Scotland’s highest civil court tomorrow.
Published 12 November 2019
A legal bid to stop Serco’s eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the Court of Session today as an appeal into a ruling that the housing provider’s lock-change policy was not unlawful gets under way.
Published 28 August 2019
A council's decision to close a fund supporting the provision of free advice in relation to housing, financial inclusion and social welfare law in Glasgow has been condemned by a leading lawyer.
Published 27 August 2019
A judicial review of Glasgow City Council's homelessness strategy is unlikely to result in meaningful change, solicitors have said.
Published 21 August 2019
Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.
Published 16 July 2019
A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.
Published 10 July 2019
Govan Law Centre (GLC) has highlighted the positive impact it has had providing assistance in housing, employment, debt, welfare rights and legal work in its newly published annual report.
Published 20 June 2019
Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.
Published 18 June 2019
Almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds could be lost across Glasgow after plans were unveiled to cut homelessness services in the city by £2.6 million.
Published 9 May 2019
A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.
Published 2 May 2019
Laura Brennan, trainee solicitor at Govan Law Centre, explains the pitfalls of giving equity away to a quick home buy company in times of financial distress.
Published 26 April 2019
Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court.
Published 15 April 2019
Govan Law Centre (GLC) has successfully prevented the eviction of a client and his family from social housing after raising an action for interdict against their landlord. GLC was consulted by a man who
Published 1 April 2019
Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.
Published 6 February 2019