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HACKNEY COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Caseworker


HACKNEY COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE  is looking for an experienced welfare benefits specialist to join our team who meets the LAA supervisor standards. They will be expected to deliver a range of outreach, advice, casework, and representation services to Hackney residents, with a focus on the impact of Universal Credit. They will also be expected to provide money management and financial capability training to residents needing support. The intention is to provide clients with legal support which is as holistic as possible and which helps clients’ achieve sustainable improvements in their circumstances.


You will be expected to run a caseload and provide advocacy at the First Tier and Upper Tribunals.


You will be part of an award winning strong social welfare team. We have a public law contract and will also be looking to identify suitable cases for judicial review.

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Hackney Community Law Centre is recruiting two legal interns for the term 8th April to 28th June 2019.


Hackney Community Law Centre is recruiting two legal interns for the term 8th April to 28th June 2019.

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HACKNEY COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE is recruiting a Triage Advice Worker/Administrator


HACKNEY COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE is recruiting a Triage Advice Worker/Administrator.

Salary: £28,000 per annum


Funded by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities programme this post is ideally suited to someone with an interest in social welfare law and who is committed to access to justice. The successful candidate will carry out a range of triage based work covering face to face and telephone advice but also work over a range of administrative tasks to support the Law Centre’s work. Due to the mix of responsibilities the post is unlikely to be suited to a person with interest in conducting legal casework exclusively.

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Thank you for supporting HCLC's London Legal Walk


Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored Hackney Community Law Centre's 2018 London Legal Walk.

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Declan O'Callaghan appointed a judge


Hackney Community Law Centre is delighted that Declan O'Callaghan, a HCLC patron since 2013, has been appointed a judge of the first tier asylum and immigration tribunal sitting at Taylor House, London.

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London Legal Walk 2018


On Monday May 21st 2018, Hackney Community Law Centre will be participating in the 2018 London Legal Walk organised by the London Legal Support Trust. 

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Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) is delighted to introduce HCLC trustee Ian Browne. Ian joined HCLC's Board of Directors in December 2017 at our Annual General Meeting. 

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In Memory of Sir Henry Brooke


It is with deep regret that we have learnt of the death of Sir Henry Brooke – a tremendous loss to all of us fighting to restore access to justice for all the people. 

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HCLC welcomes Justice First Fellow Mark McDonald-Loncke!


Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) is delighted to welcome Mark McDonald-Loncke to the Centre as our new Justice First Fellow! Mark applied to become a JFF at HCLC in the autumn of 2017. Interviews were held in November 2017 and Mark was selected.

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Hackney Umpires supports HCLC


We would like to thank the wonderful Hackney Umpires Cricket Club for donating the proceeds of sale from its 2017 Year Book to HCLC! 

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Text of Sir Henry Brooke address to 2017 HCLC AGM


On Monday the 4th of December 2017, Hackney Community Law Centre was delighted that Sir Henry Brooke addressed our 2017 Annual General Meeting.

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The 2016/17 HCLC Annual Report has now been published!


The 2016/17 Annual Report of the Hackney Community Law Centre has now been published!

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Sir Henry Brooke to address HCLC AGM on Monday December 4th 2017!


Hackney Community Law Centre’s next Annual General Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 4th December 2017 at the Halkevi Community Centre, 31 - 33 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London E8 3DF

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Debt, Consumer & PIP, DLA AND ESA Form Filling Services open again!


We are delighted to announce that, with the help of students and pro bono staff from BPP Law School, our services to: a) help people with debt and consumer law problems; and b) help people fill out their Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) forms has reopened. Debt and consumer service To find out how to make an a

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Why has our national housing regulator been silent on Grenfell?


Kevin Long, one of HCLC's housing solicitors, has written a piece for The Guardian on the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the role of Homes and Communities Agency.  

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Justice First Fellowship - training contract opportunity at HCLC


Hackney Community Law Centre is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a host organisation for the Legal Education Foundation's Justice First Fellowship programme, which funds training contracts and pupillages in social welfare law. 

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Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville visits HCLC


HCLC is delighted to have welcomed Philip Glanville, the directly elected Mayor of Hackney, to the Centre on Wednesday the 2nd of August.

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Welcome Allie!


HCLC is delighted to welcome US summer intern Allie Clements to the Centre.  

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Hackney More in Common


Hackney Community Law Centre joined the Hackney 'More in Common' festival on Saturday the 17th of June 2017. The Hackney event, which took place at the Hackney Community College, was one of thousands around the UK celebrating the life of the late Jo Cox MP.

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Sir Henry Brooke visits HCLC!


We are delighted to have welcomed Sir Henry Brooke to Hackney Community Law Centre.

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