Local Partner Organisations

Hackney Migrant Centre

HCLC is actively involved with providing advice and casework support at the Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC). We have supported HMC since its inception in 2007.

HCLC staff provide high quality legal advice in both social housing and immigration law on Wednesday afternoons at the Hackney Migrant Centre’s drop-in session, which takes place at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Stoke Newington.

We will advise anyone who seeks our help.  Most of those who come to us at the Hackney Migrant Centre on Wednesday afternoons are migrants and asylum seekers.  The majority of them are often very vulnerable and homeless.

In many cases, Hackney Community Law Centre will take on a person’s case following the initial advice consultation at the Hackney Migrant Centre.

For more details about the Hackney Migrant Centre:

please visit: www.hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

or email:  info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk


Off Centre

Off CentreYouth Advice Service 

If you need legal advice on a housing problem or inappropriate accommodation and are aged 16 – 24 Hackney Community Law Centre is now a new service running at Off Centre and the Levy Centre.

The services take place every Thursday morning after then at either the Off Centre or the Levy Centre’s premises.

Hackney Community Law Centre will be working alongside the Off Centre and the Levy Centre’s Advice & Advocacy workers to provide specialist legal advice on things like – Homeless Applications, claiming benefits, rent arrears etc.

Contact the Off Centre on (0208 986 4016) or Hackney Community Law Centre on 07530 845 303 to make an appointment and check where that week’s session will be held.

More detailed information about the new Youth Advice Service can be found HERE.


Hackney Information & Advice Consortium (HIAC)

HIAC offers free advice sessions for patients at their own local surgeries (please note that the service is by appointments only) on: generalist advice & casework on welfare benefits, housing, debt, employment issues, help at home for over 60s, help with form filling including DLA, AA, Housing/Council Tax Benefit, tax credits and more.  Download a list of appointment times and venues HERE.


BPP logoBPP Law School

BPP Law School offers a free telephone adviceline for people with employment law related problems.

Clients can call the line at any time and leave a message with their name and number.  

Student volunteers then call them back to gather some basic information.  

This information is then referred onto a volunteer employment lawyer who calls the client back to give some advice on Tuesday evenings between 6.30-8pm.

The telephone adviceline number is: 020 7633 4534.

Download more detailed information about the service HERE.