Harrow Law Centre

Welcome

Harrow Law Centre provides a free and independent legal advice service to people who live or work in the London Borough of Harrow. We are open 09.30 – 17.30 Monday to Friday. Closed Bank Holidays.

The Law Centre premises are very small and therefore we cannot currently offer a drop-in service. Initially we ask that you telephone us on 020 8863 4355 to discuss your case with a solicitor to see if we can help you. Alternatively you can email us at info@harrowlawcentre.org.uk setting out briefly the issue you want advice on.  We are usually able to offer an appointment within a week and sometimes sooner if it is urgent.

To make the best use of our resources we provide specialist legal advice where another community organisation would be unable to assist.  Examples of this include where the client needs a solicitor’s letter, or representation in court or tribunal, or for advice on bringing a judicial review.

The Law Centre can also offer second tier advice to local community groups to assist their clients and to the voluntary sector if they feel they have been treated unfairly in funding applications administered by a public body.

The Law Centre is managed by a group of local people on a voluntary basis who are the Directors and Trustees of the organization.  This ensures that the Centre is accountable to the local community.

We are a Registered Charity No 1134778 and a company limited by Guarantee Registration No 07126773.  We are members of the Law Centres Federation and Advice UK.

Advice

The main areas of  legal advice that we are able to deal with are:

  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Community Care
  • Asylum Applications, Refusals and Support
  • Refugee Rights
  • Children and Young People’s Rights
  • Complaints (against government departments, the local authority, or other public bodies)
  • EU Social Welfare Law
  • Some complex Welfare Benefits issues
  • Some Non-EU Immigration issues

We are currently unable to provide advice in cases relating to Employment Law. If you need help with a problem in this area there are other services which might be able to help you such as ELTAL (The Employment Law Telephone Advice Line), details of which can be found at this website.

We are very small and and therefore we cannot currently offer a drop-in service.  However you can contact us for an appointment either by telephoning us or emailing us.  We will try our best to ensure that you are able to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible and to arrange an appointment to see a lawyer if necessary.

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