North East Law Centre provides both free and affordable legal advice services to people across the North East. We fight for justice on behalf of those who need it, without prejudice.
We offer a wide range of free and affordable legal services, dependent on your circumstances and eligibility.
We provide free legal services to those who are not eligible for Legal Aid and can’t afford to pay for any legal representation whatsoever but need legal support. The areas of law we provide support for include family, immigration, education, employment, discrimination and welfare benefits.Read more
Our affordable services are ideal for those who can’t access Legal Aid and aren’t eligible for our free legal services but also can’t afford the expensive bills of a private law firm or solicitor. Because we are a not-for-profit organisation, we are able to offer high quality legal services at a much lower cost than your average high street solicitor. We currently offer affordable legal support in family and immigration law.Read more
We have several (time limited) funded projects providing welfare benefits advice and we also run a welfare benefits telephone advice line every Tuesday between 10:00am and 12:00pm.Read more
We work on a variety of projects which each aim to help bring justice and equal representation to those in the local community. For example, we are working on The Victims First Project that’s funded by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner under the Supporting Victims Fund. We are also working with the North East Refugee Law Project which offers legal advice and casework to refugee and asylum seeker clients who are not able to get Legal Aid.Read more