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Help is at Hand? - Scotland-wide advice agency survey on the Scottish Government's Mortgage to Rent and Shared Equity Schemes, published by Advice4Glasgow Ltd, 17 June 2009 (opens as PDF).



House of Commons Hansard Debate for the Prevention of Excessive Charges Bill, 29 April 2009 (Bill supported by Govan Law Centre's Parliamentary Unit).  This cross-party bill is co-sponsored by MPs from the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.


Prevention of Excessive Charges Bill to be debated on Wednesday 29 April 2009, House of Commons.


Reaching those in need, GLC contribution to the Law Society of Scotland's 60th Anniversary Journal, 18 April 2009 (opens as PDF).


Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP


Safety net for families facing repossession is 'closed off', The Herald, 10 April 2009.


Investigating the repossession risk, BBC Scotland, 8 April 2009. 

  • Repossession, Repossession, Repossession will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland at 2245 BST, 8 April 2009.


Income limit raised for legal aid, BBC Scotland, 7 April 2009.



GHA 'cutting off lifeline' to families facing eviction, The Herald, 4 April 2009.


Images of GLC's meeting with UK Foreign Office sponsored international chevening fellows, 19 March 2009.


Reality check for banks over unfair bank charges, The Herald, 27 February 2009. 



Legal aid for repossession cases is vital, The Sunday Herald, 22 February 2009.



GLC's Prevention of Homelessness Partnership shortlisted for 2009 Legal Awards, 20 January 2009.


Office of Fair Trading publishes Scottish property factor market report:


Crippling legal fees in battle for homes, The Sunday Post, 8 February 2009. _


GLC & partners publish evaluation report: Section 11 Prevention of Homelessness Partnership.




GLC's Principal Solicitor launches 'Firm' blog, 16 January 2009.


OFT publishes survey on Scottish property factors, 8 January 2008.


Call for proportionate consumer contract charges, 6 January 2009.

link to the firm magazine


New Year resolutions to tackle social injustice - The Firm magazine, 5 January 2009.