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Social Security

WRAP training makes confident benefits advisers

The Law Centre's new Training Officer, David Mitchell,...

Advisers discuss benefit changes at Law Centre meeting

Practitioner meetings at the Law Centre

Advisers and other practitioners meet regularly at the Law Centre to discuss common issues and hear updates in law and practice in their area of work. Why not join into the next...

Also labelled: Community Care, Mental Health

Changes to social security residence requirements

2014 has seen and will continue to see a substantial number of changes to the residence requirements for entitlement to certain benefits. The Law Centre has published a...

Law Centre (NI) hosts WCA review hearing

Training plan 14-15: supporting advisers

Find out more about  Law Centre (NI) Training Programme...

Court of Appeal hears landmark case on right to reside test for Child Benefit

On 24 June, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal by HMRC against a successful challenge by the Law Centre to the ordinary residence and right to reside test for Child Benefit. This is an important challenge to the legality of the ordinary...

New Policy Bulletin

Law Centre (NI) Policy Bulletin 17 is out now, giving an update on policy issues the Law Centre has been working on in the first quarter of 2014.

Migrants and benefits: a new guide

Law Centre (NI) has published an advisers' guide on Migrants and Benefits, on behalf of Belfast...

Also labelled: Immigration

Working for progress for refugees, asylum seekers and people who have been trafficked

We gave evidence last week to the Justice Committee on the Human Trafficking Bill. Liz Griffith, policy officer at the Law Centre, spoke yesterday on Radio Ulster Talkback about the challenges faced by asylum seekers in NI:

Also labelled: Immigration, Social Justice

Creating the good economy - NICVA conference - 31 January

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is holding conference to explore the economic position of young people, the wider causes and implications of intergenerational trends, and what should be done to ensure a good economy for young and old...

Also labelled: Employment

Frontline 90 - Winter 13-14

Frontline 90 Winter 2013-2014 is now available online.

Welfare reform coming to a head, hears Law Centre AGM

Law Centre (NI) AGM and seminar on welfare reform

Welfare reform – looking forward – before and after the Bill Law Centre (NI) AGM and seminar...

Pro bono work: international perspectives and local solutions

Also labelled: Employment, Social Justice

Welfare reform conference: live stream

Watch it on: bit.ly/19Y0dvv 

Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service

Law Centre (NI) welcomes the new Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service. The service, managed and delivered by the Belfast Advice Group, a new consortium of advice providers from across Belfast, is funded for two years by Belfast City...

Welfare reform conference

Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium and NICVA will hold a conference on...

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Policy and casework news

The Law Centre's latest Policy and Casework bulletins are online now. Read them here: Policy Bulletin July 2013

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