Strategic legal support **for PILS (Public Interest Litigation Support) Project members only**

The PILS Project

Across Northern Ireland

Help offered for organisations

  • Information and advice
Help offered

The PILS Project are a membership organisation. We offer a range of free services to our NGO and solicitor members to help them take strategic cases that have human rights or equality concerns at their core.

This support comes in several forms, as we tailor the help we provide to the specific needs of each of our members’ requests. If you are working for one of the NGOs or solicitor firms who has joined PILS as a member, we can:

* share initial legal information and advice

* source more detailed legal opinions, legal representation, research or training sessions through our network of supportive legal professionals (the PILS Pro Bono Register)

* provide direct legal representation ourselves by acting as instructing solicitor in a case

* give financial assistance

* provide training in our own right

* or organise networking events to give our members an opportunity to share learning and experience

Generally speaking, in order for PILS to be able to provide support, applications for assistance from our members should show that:

* the issue has a broad public interest (will have a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups in NI),

* the issue involved is related to human rights or equality

* and solving the issue will have positive effects for many people (beyond one individual situation)

How to access this support

Our team are working from home at the moment, ready to talk to PILS members about the assistance we can offer. PILS NGO and solicitor members can email info[at] The PILS office in Belfast is closed but calls to our phoneline are being redirected. Call 028 9099 4258. We are happy to have meetings via video call at a time that suits you.

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