City Community Legal Advice Centre

Contact details

City Community Legal Advice Centre
The City Law School Building, 165 Goswell Road
London
EC1V 7HD

Public phone: 020 7040 5414 (24hr answerphone)

Email: clac@city.ac.uk

Website URL: http://www.city.ac.uk/clac

General information

Service offered: We offer free initial legal advice on certain areas of law to people who are not eligible for legal aid. Priority is given to those who would not otherwise be able to access legal services (for example, due to income or location). Our service is delivered predominantly using Zoom or telephone although we also offer appointments face to face to those who would struggle to access the service otherwise. We will ask you to state your preference when you contact us. We cannot advise where you are already receiving advice from another provider, or where your case is urgent or overly complex. We are a member of LawWorks, which is a charity based in England and Wales who are committed to enabling access to justice through free legal advice. We provide referrals to other sources of help, including legal aid providers if your case is eligible. Prior to your legal advice session our trained student advisers will take details of your case online or via telephone. Please note that you will not receive advice at this point. We advise on the following areas of law: Employment -for example, unfair dismissal; discrimination; unpaid wages; whistleblowing and redundancy. Family – for example child contact disputes; divorce; initial advice on ancillary relief and court applications. Housing Disrepair – for example, tenants advice on disrepair and issues with landlords and tenancies. We cannot assist where tenants are facing imminent eviction or homelessness. We are not able to advise homeowners or landlords). Civil litigation cases – for example small claims; personal injury, contractual disputes Consumer issues – for example a dispute with a builder or a phone company. Small business and Start-ups – for example, intellectual property, data protection, tax, insolvency partnerships disputes, and company formation. Environmental law (a collaboration with the Environmental Law Foundation). Referrals & information on other areas of law where possible. Personal Independence form filling service. We advise on new claims, reviews and renewals of the disability benefit. We can also refer clients for help with appeals. We also provide assistance via our Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme on the following: Advice on the law and procedure in the winding up court. How to make or respond to a winding up petition. Representation on your behalf before the winding up court. What will happen after a winding up order is made. How to apply for a validation order, rescission/appeal of a winding up order. Provide you with guides on how to make the applications at v) above and how to write a witness statement. We also provide assistance via our Schools Exclusion Project on the following: We act for parents whose children who have received a permanent exclusion from state schools. We take instructions, review papers, prepare a skeleton argument and provide advocacy at hearings. The work is done by trained student volunteers with the assistance of barrister mentors.

Target group: General public, England only. Please note there is no geographical limit to our service as it is delivered virtually and funded centrally by the City, University of London.

Area served: England - We have no geographic limit as the service is provided via Zoom/ telephone, although in-person appointments are offered if available and requested. To access our service you can phone/email or contact via web form. If the line is busy you can leave a message, call returned within 48 hours.

How to contact: Email: clac@city.ac.uk / Online Enquiry Form: https://city.tfaforms.net/f/CLAC . Monday to Thursday are phone (020 7040 5414) lines are open 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Availability

Monday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (Phone)

Tuesday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (Phone)

Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (Phone)

Thursday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (Phone)

Friday:

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: -

Accessible toilets: -

Access notes: 

Other information

Languages other than English: It is possible that we may be able to obtain an interpreter to facilitate appointments. Please request via email.

Charity number:

Year established: 2022

Staffing: Director (solicitor) and coordinator. Volunteer law firms and individual lawyers also volunteer assisted by trained Student Advisers.

Public transport:

Record last checked: 20 May 2024

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