Welcome to Southwark Law Centre

What we do

We provide specialist legal advice for people who cannot afford to pay for this in the areas of Discrimination, Employment, Housing, Planning, Welfare rights, and Immigration/Asylum law.

Our main office is based in Southwark and we have a second office Lewisham Law Centre

We try and help people needing specialist legal advice who have been referred to us by partner agencies, such as generalist advice agencies, hospitals, social workers, MPs and local councillors.

We do not provide drop in advice. We see people by pre-arranged appointment.

If you are a member of the public needing advice, please contact your local Citizens Advice Service www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Support

for other voluntary and community sector agencies…

If agencies would like to refer a case or would like some support to deal with an issue please telephone us on  020 7732 2008 Monday to Friday 9.30-1 2-5.30

Please check the information on the different subject pages to see what type of cases we might take on.

If you are an existing client of Southwark Law Centre and need to speak to your caseworker please telephone us on 0207 732 2008

For more information about where to get advice in Southwark : www.southwarkadvice.org.uk

For more information about where to get advice in Lewisham www.advicelewisham.org.uk

Freephone Lewisham Advice Line 0800 231 5453.

Calling all private renters.

  • Southwark Law Centre in partnership with Citizens Advice Southwark are working together to provide support for private renters.
  • This will include free “Know your Housing Rights” seminars and a website to address the issues that people renting in the private sector face.
  • The input from the public is crucial to help us understand how we can work together to address these problems and improve the situation for private renters in the borough.
  • Please help us by completing this short survey
  • Survey in English: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HJGKWVP
  • Survey in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DLCFNNC
  • Survey in Portuguese: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CLSD3XB

Areas of Law covered

WINDRUSH JUSTICE

EMPLOYMENT

HOUSING

IMMIGRATION & ASYLUM

PLANNING

WELFARE

“Southwark Law Centre is a very good place to go because they are always there to help people out. They help me and I am very happy with them.”

“Special thanks for my solicitor. But thanks is very small word for her. Just I can say that Southwark Law centre should be proud of her.”

“I would just like to thank you guys very much. Words can’t explain how happy I am now for my family.”

“You treat people equally and with respect.”

Job vacancy: @SouthwarkLawCen are recruiting for a Welfare Rights Caseworker for their Lewisham Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Project https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/jobs/welfare-rights-caseworker-lewisham-sickle-cell-and-thalassaemia-project-627a8d9f41e427.60275258

#rightsjobs #accesstojustice

Last week, @kcllegalclinic's new Windrush Justice Clinic won the Best New Pro Bono Activity Award at the @Law_Works and @attorneygeneral awards 🏆

So far, the clinic has helped over 100 clients to claim compensation from the Home Office.

Read more ⬇️
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/windrush-justice-clinic-recognised-at-national-awards

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Prize winner 2021

Our Organisation

We are a registered charity and are governed by a trustee board of local residents.
To view our Audited Reports please click here.
To view our 2020/2021 Annual Report please click here.
To view our Privacy Policy click here.
Company registration number: 1418763 • Charity registration number: 277927
Office of the Immigration Service Commissioners reference is N201000009