Law Centre NI

Law Centre NI

2nd Floor, Westgate House
2-4 Queen Street
Belfast
BT1 6ED
United Kingdom

Law Centre NI works to promote social justice in Northern Ireland, using the law as a tool for social change. Since 1977, we have delivered free and independent legal services in social welfare law areas. Our services – legal advice, casework, representation before tribunals and courts – are available to the public and also to advisers working in the advice sector in Northern Ireland.

We work across industrial, immigration and social security tribunals; and before the Social Security Commissioner and the higher courts. We have a particular focus on strategic litigation that brings about broader social change. Through our research and policy advocacy, we work to secure progressive change to law, policy, and practice.

Our services focus on: social security law, employment law, health and social care law (community care), and immigration and asylum law. We offer regular training events in these areas for advisers and other professionals with an interest in social welfare law.

Law Centre NI's Services

Free legal advice and assistance

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COVID-19 Service

Immigration advice

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COVID-19 Service

Benefits advice

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COVID-19 Service

Guidance on legal advice

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COVID-19 Service

Law Centre NI's Content

Job | Full Time

Head of Immigration

Law Centre NI

NJC Scale PO3, points 38 – 40, £34,106 - £36,153 + 3% pension contribution, commencing at point 38
Belfast
Job | Full Time

Head of Employment Law

Law Centre NI

NJC Scale PO3, points 38 – 40, £34,106 - £36,153 + 3% pension contribution, commencing at point 38
Belfast
Event
Online / Virtual Training/Advice

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Guaranteed to improve your representation skills, this advanced learning will help advisers get the best possible outcome for their clients at tribunal.
Dates:
08 February - 02 April 2021
Event
Online / Virtual Training/Advice

Law Centre NI

Law Centre NI's most popular training is now being delivered online, meeting your learning needs with all the flexibility of supported online learning. This cohort starts on Monday 25 January 2021.
Dates:
25 January - 09 April 2021
Event
Online / Virtual Training/Advice

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This two day course will give you everything you need to pass the online assessment to attain your OISC level 1 immigration certificate, including a preparatory mock examination with Law Centre NI. Law Centre NI will assist you in co-ordinating your online OISC assessment.
Dates:
12 - 13 January 2021
Event
Online / Virtual

Law Centre NI

In November 2016 the discretionary support scheme replaced aspects of the social fund, a series of loans and grants designed to support individuals who were experiencing a financial crisis. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the operation of the scheme, as well as highlighting the changes introduced due to Covid-19.
Dates:
08 December 2020
Event
Online / Virtual

Law Centre NI

As a result of ‘welfare reform’, advisers are more likely to come across situations where legislation, regulations or decisions made by government departments are in breach of the law. Judicial review is a helpful tool for challenging social security benefit decisions, where other remedies have either been exhausted or would not be appropriate.
Dates:
06 November 2020
Event
Online / Virtual

Law Centre NI

This training has been designed to assist advisers on employee rights in the context of a dramatically shifting environment.
Dates:
29 October 2020
Event
Online / Virtual Training/Advice

Law Centre NI

This one day course will familiarise you with the structure of the current benefits system in Northern Ireland, categories of benefits and the basic principles of disputing a benefit decision.
Dates:
13 - 15 October 2020
Event
Conference Online / Virtual Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Law Centre NI

This year Law Centre NI has made some very exciting new changes to the conference.
Dates:
21 - 23 October 2020

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Louise Togneri
  • Michael Beggs