Govan Law Centre



Govan Law Centre highlights positive year for housing and homelessness assistance

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has highlighted the positive impact it has had providing assistance in housing, employment, debt, welfare rights and legal work in its newly published annual report.

Published 20 June 2019

Tenants’ union to go ‘on the offensive’ to stop Serco evictions

Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.

Published 18 June 2019

Glasgow to reduce emergency and supported accommodation as part of £2.6m savings plan

Almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds could be lost across Glasgow after plans were unveiled to cut homelessness services in the city by £2.6 million.

Published 9 May 2019

Serco to be challenged in court over asylum seeker evictions again

A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.

Published 2 May 2019

Laura Brennan: Greater awareness needed of tactics of quick home buy companies

Laura Brennan, trainee solicitor at Govan Law Centre, explains the pitfalls of giving equity away to a quick home buy company in times of financial distress.

Published 26 April 2019

Serco lock-change challenge dismissed by Court of Session

Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court.

Published 15 April 2019

Govan Law Centre prevent family's eviction from social housing property

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has successfully prevented the eviction of a client and his family from social housing after raising an action for interdict against their landlord. GLC was consulted by a man who

Published 1 April 2019

Govan Law Centre to challenge gender discrimination in the homelessness system

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 6 February 2019

Serco loses government’s asylum accommodation contract in Scotland

The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland.

Published 9 January 2019

Spiralling private rents ‘don’t tell the full story’, warns Govan Law Centre

As rents in Scotland’s private rented sector spiral at double the rate of inflation, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has warned that the story beneath the increase is “stark and deeply worrying” and will lead to more homelessness and poverty.

Published 3 January 2019

Elderpark Housing Association settles eviction appeal

A tenant who was facing eviction has been granted a stay of execution after Elderpark Housing Association decided against proceeding with an appeal case.

Published 20 December 2018

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Govan Law Centre launches Universal Credit campaign

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has called for a new resilience strategy to challenge the adverse impact of Universal Credit in Scotland.

Published 20 November 2018

Home Office lodges full defences in Serco lock-change case

The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK.

Published 19 November 2018

Court of Session finds in favour of homeless petitioner for judicial review

Assuming a person is intentionally homeless because they were evicted for rent arrears is lawfully wrong, the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 23 October 2018