Another court date for Greenwich Community Law Centre

Staff from the centre protesting at Woolwich Town Hall last year

Staff from the centre protesting at Woolwich Town Hall last year

First published in Business News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A LAW centre expects to see its fight for a judicial review over funding cuts return to the courts next month.

Greenwich Community Law Centre had its funding wiped out by Greenwich Council last year in the local authority’s shake-up of legal service funding.

The centre, based in Trafalgar Road, had been in existence for 27 years, but warned it could not carry on without its £196,000 grant.

A previous attempt for a judicial review of the council’s decision was turned down at the High Court by presiding judge Ross Cranston last year.

But a ruling at the Court of Appeal this week means staff at the centre can go for a fresh hearing, expected to take place in March.

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