Govan Law Centre's solicitors have particular experience and expertise in the following areas of Scots law:

  • Housing law - defending evictions, the law on repairs, the law on homelessness, home loss and disturbance, allocation, compensation for inconvenience and reparation claims for ill-health, burst pipes and unlawful eviction.

  • Employment law - tribunal claims and representation at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

  • Debt - defender debt and diligence, unfair bank and default charges, and sequestration.

  • Parliamentary - drafting legislation in the Scottish and UK Parliaments.

  • Charity law - drafting charitable constitutions, Trust Deeds, Memorandum & Articles of Association for charitable bodies who meet the GLC Board of Trustees priorities in terms of tackling poverty or social disadvantage.

  • Child law - representation at children's hearings and appeals to the sheriff court.

  • Education law - representation at education appeals and sheriff court appeals by way of summary application.

  • Environmental health law - EPA actions for noise nuisance and serious dampness & disrepair.

  • Criminal injuries compensation - representation at criminal injuries appeals and judicial review.

  • Housing benefit - backdating, HBRB representation (from july 2001, now the independent Appeals Service) and judicial review.

  • Social Security law - representation, appeals and judicial review.

  • Consumer disputes - Sale of Goods Act & Consumer Credit Act.

example of our court work

past & present test case work

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