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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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We're recruiting new interns and day volunteers at HCLC


The Law Centre is now recruiting legal graduates as interns & day volunteers for the period Monday 9th April to Friday 29th June 2018.

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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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Season's Greetings!



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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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HCLC is recruiting new trustees!


Believe in public service? Care about access to justice? Then this opportunity is for you! Hackney Community Law Centre is seeking new trustees to join our Board of Directors. 

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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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HCLC attends Proof Magazine launch in the House of Commons


On Tuesday the 18th of July, HCLC's Marcin Brajta, Miranda Grell and summer intern and work experience student Allie and Liam, travelled up to the House of Commons to attend the the launch of the issue 3 of Proof Magazine – ‘Why legal aid matters‘. 

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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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HCLC wins asylum for gay client from Algeria


Our immigration caseworker, Sonia Lenegan (pictured right) has been successful in winning a number of asylum appeals since she joined Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC). One of her recent cases involved Sonia appealing a Home Office decision after it dismissed a HCLC client's application for asylum. Our client, a gay man from Algeria, was originally told by the Home Office that they didn't bel

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Lady Antonia Fraser DBE makes a donation to HCLC in loving memory of Harold Pinter


Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) is deeply honoured to have received a donation for £500 from Lady Antonia Fraser DBE. Lady Antonia is is a British author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction. Her first major work was a 1969 biography of Mary, Queen of Scots, which was followed by several other biographies, including Cromwell, Our Chief of Men in 1973. 

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