Hammersmith & Fulham Community Law Centre was founded in 1979 by a steering group of local advice agencies, charities, council officers and community groups. It responded to a strong need for legal advice, specialist casework and legal representation. It is still responding and meeting the needs of local residents and community groups to this day. The management committee of the Law Centre is made up of persons nominated by the local authority, named partner advice agencies and community organisations, and persons (generally former servcie users) elected at the annual general meeting to represent specified groups of clients such as black and ethnic minorities, claimants, tenants, employees. We have a flourishing management committee and considerable local interest in and support for the Law Centre.
The Law Centre works closely with its partner advice agencies that form the backbone of the Hammersmith & Fulham Advice Forum.
Hammersmith & Fulham Community Law Centre is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We provide free legal advice and representation in employment, housing, community care, asylum and immigration. We currently employ 6 solicitors in addition to caseworkers.
The Law Centre receives grant funding from Trust for London, Comic Relief, John Paul Getty Foundation and AB Trust, for specialist advice and representation projects in employment, immigration and housing.
We offer work experience placements and internships for law students and graduates studying the LPC and BVC. For further details, please email email@example.com
We are always pleased to receive offers of volunteer work. We ask volunteers to offer one or two days per week for a minimum of three months. For further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time we are able to offer training contracts. Any paid employment opportunities will be advertised through the Law Centres' Network website http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/