IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING THE GOVERNMENT CHANGES TO LEGAL AID
On Monday 1 April 2013, the Legal Services Commission was replaced by the Legal Aid Agency, and the cuts imposed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 took effect. This has affected some of the services the Law Centre can offer.
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Who we are:
We are an independent legal advice service managed by local people and employing professionally qualified staff. We are a registered charity and have not-for-profit contracts with the Legal Aid Agency.
We can provide free advice and representation on these matters:
- Housing (if eligible for legal aid)
- Family (if eligible for legal aid)
- Immigration and Asylum (OISC Level 3) for people who live
in the Hillingdon Wards of Yiewsley, West Drayton, Heathrow Villages, Townfield, Botwell and Pinkwell or who live in the London Borough of Hounslow
- Employment (free for people who live in West London)
PLEASE READ OUR “SERVICES” PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU.
What we cannot do:
Provide advice on Crime, Motoring, Commercial, Conveyancing (House Purchase), Personal Injury, Education, Medical Negligence or Consumer.
Give advice to Employers, however we can advise you on where to get help.
We operate Outreach services from Feltham Citizens Advice Bureau, the Salvation Army Hall in Hayes Town and other locations in West London. Please telephone for further information.
We hold the Community Legal Services Specialist Quality Mark, (SQM) which is the national accreditation for help with legal problems. We are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner and our organisation has met the standards set by the OISC.
- Hillingdon Community Trust
- London Borough of Hounslow
- Trust for London
- AB Charitable Trust