We provide specialist legal advice and representation in courts and tribunals on housing, immigration and asylum and welfare benefits law. We also hold a regular advice clinic on employment law.
Paying for our work
All our services are independent and confidential and nearly all of them are free to our clients.
Where your case is covered by the legal aid scheme and you qualify financially, we will help you to claim legal aid and advise you about the rules that apply to it.
If you have an immigration case, cannot get legal aid, and your case will not be paid for by any of our other funding, we may offer you our services for a modest fee. We will explain this to you at the time.
If you ask our advice, we will need to collect some of your personal data in order to advise you properly or to see whether we can take on your case. We will hold your personal data in accordance with current data protection legislation and our data retention policy (a copy of which is available on request). We will normally keep it for 18 months unless you become our client, in which case we will keep it for longer (and we will write to you about this when we take on your case).
We will keep your personal data confidential and ensure that it is kept securely; we will not disclose it to any third parties; we will only use it for the purpose(s) for which you have given it to us (or for closely associated purposes); and we will securely destroy it in accordance with our data retention policy.
You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong. You may have other rights under the data protection legislation and you can find out more about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
We offer evening drop-in clinics on housing, employment and immigration law. You can come to these without an appointment, but places are limited so please check with us to find out the best time to arrive and what to bring with you.