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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.

‘Common sense prevails’: court holds pregnant woman not ‘intentionally homeless’

‘Common sense prevails’: court holds pregnant woman not ‘intentionally homeless’

There are times when being a social welfare lawyer seems like senseless slog. Chase that housing officer, chase that benefit officer, know that due to financial constraints hordes of people…

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…

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