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Strategic Litigation: what does it mean? What is it for?

Last October, the Law Centre held a conference on Litigating for Social Change in partnership with the Social Change Initiative and Atlantic Philanthropies. Ever wondered what Strategic Litigation really is about? Find out more by watching...

Litigating for Social Change - conference - Belfast 19-21 October

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Litigating for Social Change - conference

Bringing together NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics and funders to reflect on how strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights.

Our response on a generally positive Programme for Government

The Law Centre commends the Executive Office on the aims of its draft Programme for Government.

New report shows how advice adds value to NI's economy

How do you measure the value of advice? The social impact is demonstrated through case studies showing how advice changes people's lives. The Law Centre's website, enewsletters and impact report are packed with such stories. But advice also...

6 ways Stormont could make things BETTER in the next Assembly

With the NI Assembly 2016 elections fast approaching and the prospect of a new...

Train with Law Centre (NI): new courses at a glance

OFMDFM active ageing strategy launched today

OFMDFM has launched its Active Ageing Strategy...

2016-20: help us plan the next phase of our work

The Law Centre is preparing its development plan for 2016-2020.  We would be very grateful if Law Centre members could help us by answering this short survey: 

The future of advice: have your say!

The Department for Social Development has appointed the Strategic Investment Board to undertake a strategic review of advice services. The objective is to “Develop an appropriate model for the support of Generalist Advice services in the...

See our new training programme

We have an exciting programme of training and professional...

Policy Briefings: Health and Social Care

2015 Health...

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Consultation Responses: Health and Social Care

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August training at the Law Centre

From Lunch & Learn (sandwich provided) to our traditional full day training, we have great courses to suit your needs this month...

Also labelled: Social Security, Community Care

Want to be an apprentice solicitor at the Law Centre?

Mental Capacity Bill: respecting our humanity

"What is the ‘problem’ the Bill aims to solve? It is not complex. We are fragile creatures. We break down, parts of us stop working (for a short while or for good), some things may never have worked...

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Health and Social Care (Control of data processing) Bill going for Assembly debate today

The Law Centre welcomes second stage consideration of the Health and Social Care (Control of data processing) Bill today. This is an important piece of legislation with the policy objective of making provision for the control of data...

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Work with us: Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Ref number: PO-04-15. 35 hours per week, based in Belfast

Also labelled: Community Care, Research

Round up of mental health law cases of interest to advisers

Séan McParland, mental health legal adviser at Law Centre (NI), rounds up some Northern Ireland court cases which may be useful to lawyers advising and representing in mental health law cases.

Bringing a hospital patient back to his family

The Law Centre helped a family bring their brother back from England to a hospital in Northern Ireland where he would be able to see them more often. He had been transferred from a local psychiatric unit two years ago in the hope that he...

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