There are 56 Law Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, staffed by solicitors and barristers who specialise in areas of civil law including employment, housing, discrimination, welfare benefits, education and immigration.
Law Centres are embedded in their communities and answer to committees of local people. They assist vulnerable people when they suffer injustice, educate people about their rights and tackle local problems.
In doing so, they transform people’s lives, helping them to stay in their homes, keep their families together and get into employment or education. Law Centres are members of the Law Centres Federation.
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Law Centre news
- Law Centres tell MPs: legal aid cuts a false economy
Law Centres today told MPs that the proposed cuts to legal aid would be a false economy which would undermine equality before the law.
- Share your stories with us on Facebook
Law Centres Federation has joined Facebook to spread the word about how Law Centres change people's lives and to campaign against plans to cut free legal help to 500,000 desperate people.
- Hundreds attend Justice for All campaign launch
Hundreds of campaigners converged on Westminster for the Justice for All launch, including representatives from many Law Centres.
- Justice for All campaign launches
The Justice for All campaign will launch today (Wednesday 12 January) at Westminster as charities and individuals come together to oppose government plans to cut legal aid.