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Pro Bono Project

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Pro Bono Advice Project - Support from volunteer legal professionals has been an effective way of enhancing our services to clients

In January 2015 we began an initiative, funded by the Access to Justice Foundation, designed to encourage more qualified legal professionals to volunteer at the Centre.

We have enhanced our service provision through established links and currently provide:

  • Discrimination clinic – supported by an experienced from a private firm now advising on unlawful discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
  • Education clinic – demand for support in this area is increasing due to inadequate provision and the removal of the category from legal aid (excepting Special Education Needs).  The service is supported by one solicitor who runs a clinic advising parents on school admission and exclusion appeals.
  • Employment Law Clinic – we recommenced providing employment law advice following the Supreme Court ruling that tribunal fees were unlawful.  The service is supported by a non-practising barrister and a student volunteer with demand for support on the increase due to abolition of tribunal fees towards the end of 2017.

We continue to work with national pro bono organisations:

  • Law Works have provided background support to set up new legal advice clinics

 The Bar Pro Bono Unit have enabled a number of our clients to achieve a positive result at Family courts by securing free representation from a Family barrister.

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Coronavirus Update

North East Law Centre has temporarily suspended all face to face advice delivery until further notice.  In the meantime, we will continue to support our clients by telephone, email and Skype (where appropriate).

Telephone: 0191 2304777

Email us at [email protected]

Mobile: 07947 785 008

Text Service: 0748 134 4777