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 Lewisham Law Centre

Lewisham Law Centre LLC aims to increase access to high quality specialist legal advice for disadvantaged residents in Lewisham who cannot afford a lawyer.

The service adds to the services that members of Advice Lewisham partners currently offer. LLC is currently based at the Leemore Community Advice Centre, already home to many members of the Advice Lewisham Partnership.

Please click here to view the 3 year report drafted by Hogan Lovells solicitors. 

What advice do we provide

We can currently take on complex housing and welfare rights issues.

We aim to expand the areas of law over the coming year, to include immigration and employment casework.

What type of cases do we take on

Housing

We aim to give priority to cases where:

  • People are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People who are destitute because of their immigration status or other reason

Welfare Rights

We may be able to take on:

  • Judicial Reviews such as cases involving unreasonable delay, breach of a statutory duty, or decisions with no appeal rights
  • Appeals on a point of law to the Upper Tribunal or Court of Appeal

Lewisham Residents: How do I get Legal Advice from Lewisham Law Centre

We take referrals (capacity allowing) from other Advice Lewisham agencies, MPS, and local councillors.

Please call the Advice Lewisham Freephone Advice line 0800 231 5453 Monday – Friday.  9am – 5pm. Lines are usually less busy from 11am – 2pm. Appointments with LLC are booked subject to an assessment and availability. 

Clients are seen by appointment only.

Support for frontline agencies

If agencies would like to refer a case or would like some support on a case you are working on, please telephone the consultancy line 0207732 2008 Mon-Friday 9.30-1-2.5.30pm Please note this is not a public advice line.

Privacy Notice

Any personal data you give to the Law Centre, its staff and Volunteers for the purposes of seeking advice will be confidentially and securely stored in accordance with our data retention policy (a copy of which is available on request).  It will be held by the Law Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate conducting your case. It will not be disclosed to any third parties and will be securely deleted in accordance with our data retention policy.  You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong.  You may have other rights under the data protection legislation and you can find out more about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk