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November news

News on Law Centre (NI) work on welfare reform, trafficking, pro bono legal work, training and a redundancy case report, all in one eNewsletter: Law Centre (NI) Newsletter November...

Promoting pro-bono legal work

On 17 October, the Law Centre’s Legal Support Project and PILS (Public Interest Litigation Service) co-hosted a well attended seminar on pro bono litigation, at the Inn of Court, Royal Courts o...

Also labelled: Employment, Social Justice

Cautious welcome to welfare reform changes

The Law Centre today welcomed the Social Development Minister’s announcement that he has secured changes to the way Universal Credit can be paid in Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of giving evidence to the Social Development Committee on t...

Welfare reform evidence to Assembly Committee

The Law Centre has submitted written evidence on welfare reform to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Social Development. The document provides a clause by clause analysis of the Welfare Reform Bill 2012. The Law Centre will be...

Pro Bono litigation seminar

A joint seminar by Legal Support Project and the PILS Project - Getting involved in Pro Bono litigation: Opportunities in Northern Ireland is being...

Also labelled: Employment, Social Justice

This could be you

Congratulations to all Housing Rights Service attendees who successfully completed the Welfare Rights Adviser...

Last chance for training course bookings

Time is running out to book a place on the Law Centre's Welfare Rights Adviser Programme (WRAP) and...

Practitioner meeting: migrants and tax credits

As part of the Belfast Integration and Partnership Project, the Law Centre is running practitioner focus groups identifying current and emerging issues for advisers and other practitioners working with migrant and minority ethnic...

Contribution based ESA – extra statutory scheme covers people moving between GB and NI

People who lost Employment and Support Allowance when moving between GB and Northern Ireland may be entitled to payment under a newly set up extra statutory scheme. Background The Law Centre has been working for a...

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A highlight of our June...

Also labelled: Immigration, Mental Health

Frontline 84: focus on ESA

Also:reforming employment relations, benefit advice and pensioners, poverty on the rise, prejudice in Northern Ireland, Personal Independent Payment....

DLA course date changed

Our training session on Completing DLA forms which was due to run on 13 September in Belfast has now been rescheduled to 20 September.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Volunteering

The casework in the LSP is carried out by volunteers who provide advice, undertake preparation and negotiation and represent at tribunal hearings. The...

Also labelled: Employment, Social Justice

Beat the Recession surgery

The Shaftesbury Square Jobs and Benefits Office, Conor Building, 107 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, will host a ‘Beat the Recession’ roadshow on Monday, 30 April from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.   This event is part of a range of Beat the...

Welfare reform conference: relive the debate

 If you missed the joint Law Centre (NI) / NICVA conference on welfare reform, you can watch highlights on NICVA's website:

Response to Bereavement Benefit in the 21st Century

Law Centre (NI) is pleased to respond to the Department for Social Development’s consultation on Bereavement Benefit for the 21st Century. About Law Centre (NI) Law Centre (NI) is a p...

Response to DSD call for evidence on Support for Mortgage Interest

Law Centre (NI) is pleased to respond to the Department for Social Development’s call for evidence on Support for Mortgage Interest. About Law Centre (NI) Law Centre (NI) is a public interest law non-governmental...

Benefits and tax credits rates 2012-13

We have updated our benefits and tax credits rates chart on the Law Centre's Encyclopedia of Rights.  The new rates apply from 6 April 2012.  When reading Encyclopedia of Rights notes, please refer to the chart where...

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