Suffolk Law Centre's Legal Advice Clinic
Suffolk Law Centre's Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a free legal service based in Ipswich. It is provided through a collaboration of the local charity, ISCRE, Suffolk and North Essex Law Society [SNELS] and LawWorks (a national pro bono charity). The service is funded by the Tudor Trust.
We offer 30 minutes of free legal advice to anyone who lives/works in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Essex CO postcodes. The advice is provided in social welfare legal areas such as employment, housing, immigration, personal injury, wills and probate, and family law.
Appointments are currently held over the telephone, by prior appointment. Please contact us on 01473 408111 or at email@example.com to book an appointment. You will be required to complete a short form (or we can complete this with you over the phone) giving details of the issue. A free telephone interpreting service is available upon request.
We aim to facilitate access to justice for all Suffolk residents, particularly the disadvantaged in our community - the impoverished, disabled, illiterate, those from minority ethnic groups and migrant workers with limited English. Some clients receive advice at the point of contact or are signposted to more appropriate services. Most clients hear about our service from previous service users.
We support those representing themselves in Court, providing procedural advice by enabling them to access reliable materials and self-help guides via our bespoke, regularly updated web page.
Tackling Discrimination in the East (TDE)
This is a project which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We provide advice and casework services on unlawful discrimination in employment and accessing goods and services, such as education, housing, and leisure in Suffolk. This could be unlawful discrimination because of your race, nationality, ethnic origin or colour, sex, religion or belief, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, or pregnancy and maternity.
Strict time limits apply to discrimination claims. You only have 3 months less one day from the date of the discrimination to start a claim in the employment tribunal. You only have 6 months less one day in relation to education or goods and services.
Please contact us on 01473 408111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. You will be required to complete a short form (or we can complete this with you over the phone) giving details of the issue. Alternatively, you can visit our website at http://www.iscre.org.uk/legal-services/tackling-discrimination-in-the-east/ where you can download the booking form and email it to email@example.com.