High quality free legal advice – housing & homelessness – benefits problems & appeals – debt matters – immigration & asylum – employment & discrimination

Telephone adviceline: 020 8985 8364

10am – 1pm – Mondays & Wednesdays 

Drop in appointments

3.30pm – every Monday – Housing Law Pop-Up service for Hackney residents only at Hackney Central Library  (1 Reading Lane E8 1GQ) – see a qualified legal advisor in person – no appointment necessary – just turn up! 

6pm- 8pm pre-booked appointments on Tuesdays – Dalston Pop-Up Debt & Consumer Law advice service at Dalston C.L.R James Library (Dalston Square, Dalston, E8 3BQ)(Hackney residents only(to access the service you must firstly call 020 7633 4531, leave your name and contact telephone number, and someone will call you back)

10.30am – every other Wednesday – employment drop-in (first-come, first-served) at Hackney Community Law Centre, 8 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 0PD. Please call 0208 985 5236 to book a place. (you can also call BPP Law School”s telephone adviceline everyday on 020 7633 4534

It is essential that if you have an appointment at the Law Centre that you bring in proof of your income. This can include a letter showing you receive income support/JSA or wage slips. It is important that the proof of income is within one month of the date of your appointment.

Featured Stories
  • Good news for our client Julius Holgate! On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, Julius (pictured right with his HCLC caseworker Marcin Brajta) received a letter from the Department for Work and […]

    HCLC double amputee client wins ESA case!

    Good news for our client Julius Holgate! On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, Julius (pictured right with his HCLC caseworker Marcin Brajta) received a letter from the Department for Work and […]

  • Hackney Community Law Centre is delighted to welcome Sonia Lenegan to the team as our new immigration solicitor! Sonia (pictured right) joined Hackney Community Law Centre in January 2017, having […]

    Welcome Sonia!

    Hackney Community Law Centre is delighted to welcome Sonia Lenegan to the team as our new immigration solicitor! Sonia (pictured right) joined Hackney Community Law Centre in January 2017, having […]

  • In January, Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) was approached by Julius Holgate, a disabled double amputee (pictured above). Mr Holgate had applied for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit […]

    “You can climb the stairs” – DWP apologises to HCLC client

    In January, Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) was approached by Julius Holgate, a disabled double amputee (pictured above). Mr Holgate had applied for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit […]