We use the law to change people’s lives
At Law Centre NI, protecting people and their rights is at the heart of everything we do. We offer free, independent and specialist legal advice, casework and representation in the areas of social security, employment and immigration.
Our areas of work
Our advisers provide free, confidential and specialist advice and legal support on social security, employment and immigration issues.
Our social security team provides advice and representation to challenge unfair social security decisions.
Our employment team provides advice and representation on employment issues.
Our immigration team provides advice and representation to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Keep up to date with all the latest news from Law Centre NI.
Asylum Claim Questionnaires - FAQ, Guidance for Support Organisations & Extension Request Template
Overpayments In Social Security & The Discretionary Waiver - Updated Guidance
Other areas of our work
Read about the dynamic and pioneering work of our Migration Justice Project and the team’s dedication to helping refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities in Northern Ireland.
Our impact in numbers
In 2022, Law Centre NI celebrates 45 years of working for social justice in Northern Ireland. During that time, we have helped thousands of people challenge decisions that affect their rights through free, independent and specialist legal advice, casework and representation.
Last year we gave 30,615 pieces of legal advice – an increase of 128% from the previous year.
We helped 583 clients with legal challenges during 2020-2021.
Last year we achieved over £890,000 in financial settlements for our clients.
Owen McCloskey from Law Centre NI went above and beyond in helping me with my case. Owen, to put it simply, was with me every step of the journey, showing an empathy and determination which eventually led to my case being more than satisfactorily resolved."
One of our clients
Winning the appeal has changed everything for me. Not only will I get the benefits I need, but the benefit cap has been lifted. Things have been so difficult for us, but now we can concentrate on our life and our health."
Law Centre NI client
It is only now that I feel I can begin to lift my head from the stress and anxiety. Whenever I expressed my work situation to others, I felt that it fell on deaf ears until I came across you...You were able to listen to my situation, give me specific and relevant advice of my options and help me to see my case through in an unbiased manner."
A client who sought employment advice
We have nothing but praise for our Law Centre NI caseworker. We were inspired by her knowledge, honesty and work ethic. She was logical and so very professional in her approach and was thoroughly dependable. Thank you isn't enough. A 1000 'thank yous' wouldn't be enough."
A client who got help with her PIP appeal