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28/03/2024
Employment
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Law Centre NI launches multilingual video: A Guide to the Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland

Law Centre NI has launched a new video guide on the Employment Tribunal process, which will help people to understand what they should expect when submitting a claim.

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10/07/2024
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Advice Changes Lives: Rachel’s Story

“Rachel” called our Social Security advice line distressed about a letter that she received from Universal Credit which stated that she had been overpaid by approximately £25,000 and now had to repay it. Read her story here.

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10/07/2024
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Law Centre calls for greater transparency as instances of ‘official error’ overpayments in benefits continue to rise

Recovery of social security benefit overpayments caused by official error is leading to hardship for thousands of people in Northern Ireland each year.

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01/07/2024
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Social Security appeal statistics obtained by Law Centre NI reveal how outcomes can be improved

The Law Centre has renewed its call for the Department for Communities to publish data on an annual basis relating to social security appeals in Northern Ireland.

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28/06/2024
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Summer edition of our Social Security Law and Practice Bulletin published

The summer 2024 edition of our quarterly Social Security Law and Practice Bulletin has just been published. This is an excellent resource for advisers which provides updates on legislation, case law and other social security issues.

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28/06/2024
Recruitment
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Exciting new job opportunities at Law Centre NI

We’re currently recruiting for four roles within the Law Centre team as we work across all communities in Northern Ireland to fulfil our vision that we all live in a more just and equal society.

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27/06/2024
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Cliff Edge briefing to Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty

The Cliff Edge Coalition has this week submitted a briefing to the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty in Northern Ireland.

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26/06/2024
Access to Justice and Human Rights
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New Blog: Unleashing the Power of Network

On 13-14 June, our Professional Learning Officer, Kristy Duff, and over one hundred other attendees - took part in the Law Centres Network conference at Birmingham City University. Read Kristy's blog here.

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26/06/2024
Access to Justice and Human Rights
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Vital conversations: Use of the Equal Treatment Bench Book

Law Centre NI and Litigant in Person Reference Group held a joint seminar on the use of the Equal Treatment Bench Book (ETBB). This important discussion focused on the content and value of the ETBB, and how it can be best further used in Northern Ireland.

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20/06/2024
Immigration
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Celebrating Ronnie’s legacy

On World Refugee Day, we remember our beloved friend Ronnie Vellem who, having fled persecution, became a tireless advocate for refugees and asylum seekers here with an unwavering commitment to advancing a shared society.

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19/06/2024
Immigration
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Joint report with Rainbow Refugees NI into safe accommodation for LGBTQIA+ people seeking sanctuary

As we celebrate Refugee Week, we are launching a joint report with Rainbow Refugees NI calling for collective action to ensure safe accommodation for LGBTQIA+ people seeking sanctuary.

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17/06/2024
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Cliff Edge Coalition representatives present key asks to Communities Committee

Representatives from the Cliff Edge Coalition gave evidence to the Assembly Committee for Communities at Stormont on Thursday 6 June.

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10/06/2024
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Social Security Tribunal can disapply secondary legislation which breaches human rights

A significant decision in a recent Law Centre NI case has confirmed that a Social Security Tribunal should disapply secondary legislation in cases where it is incompatible with human rights legislation.

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