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Nathaniel is (in his words) 'a third sector lawyer who writes about what makes him mad, sad, and happy to be human' at http://frontlinehackney.blogspot.com.

Social welfare lawyer, RIP

What is a housing lawyer? Or what is a social welfare lawyer? Answer: we are people who represent and come to court for people with very little money. We are…

Mad and sad

This is why it is important that there is legal aid for people with benefit problems who are appealing to benefit Tribunals, writs Nathaniel Mathews. These are the cases that…

Postcard for Dudi

My great grandfather was Spanish. Salvador was a railway engineer by trade, who rose to be a transport minister for the Republican Government of Spain in the civil war against…

Fur coat and no knickers

Some 3,000 people walked through our doors in the last year at Hackney Law Centre. That’s at least a 40% climb in people seeking legal advice. There are a dozen…

Violence at home

And so to Parliament again to hear about the impact of legal aid cuts on victims of domestic violence in a report by that very British group, the Women’s Institute.…