Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hackney Community Law Centre

For many years the Hackney Community Law Centre has provided access to justice for vulnerable people from across Hackney and beyond.

The Centre was recently successful in securing new contracts from the Legal Services Commission which means it will be able to continue to support our community. Its legal advice service covers social welfare – which includes housing, debt, welfare benefits, employment, discrimination and community care - as well as immigration & asylum issues.

In addition to the Legal Services Commission funding which is now secure, the Centre also receives funding from Hackney Council and London Councils. It is a member of the Law Centres Federation, and is part of the campaign to defend access to justice in the face of the unprecedented cuts to legal aid that are being proposed by the current government.

If you need to contact the Centre for any reason to you can reach them in the following ways:

  • General Advice Line: 020 8985 8364 – 10.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Thursday
  • Immigration & Asylum Advice Line: 020 8985 8364 – 11.00am to 1.00pm Friday
  • Visit their offices at 8 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD – they are open between 10 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HCLC seem to be intent on proving that english law has nothing to do with justice, that the law is by lawyers of lawyers for lawyers and are intent on building a society where either you are rich and can pay expensive lawyers and win, or you are poor and the tax payers pay for training lawyers on your cases.

Mr Milliband talks of the squeezed middle, yet I doubt he is prepared to confront these things which his political affilations have played as big (if not bigger part) in constructing.

Legal aid, for those that dont accept right and wrong.