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  • Apprentice Solicitor Vacancy - POSITION FILLED

    27 May 2009

    Law Centre (NI) has a post of Apprentice Solicitor available. It is open for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University Belfast or the University of Ulster Magee course for 2009/2010....

  • Migrant Workers Guides for A2 Workers

    26 May 2009

    The Law Centre's popular migrant workers guide Your Rights in Northern Ireland is now available in Bulgarian and Romanian, to cater for A2 workers.They are available on the Migrant Workers Guide publications page....

  • Law Centre Training for 2009-2010

    29 Apr 2009

    New courses for both new and experienced advisers in social security, employment, immigration, mental health and community care law.Download training programme 2009-2010...

  • Success on Local Housing Allowance

    21 Apr 2009

    Following a joint briefing from Housing Rights Service and the Law Centre to the Social Development Committee, Margaret Ritchie has decided not to introduce in Northern Ireland amendments which would cap the Local Housing Allowance at the level for five-b...

  • New Polish Magazine in NI

    19 Apr 2009

    Kropka PL is a monthly magazine aimed at the Polish community in Northern Ireland. aimed at the consolidation and integration of the Polish community through provision of information and advice on issues relevant to migrant communities, such as rights and...

  • Worker Registration Scheme extended to 30 April 2011

    16 Apr 2009

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has announced its disappointment at the government’s decision to extend the Worker Registration Scheme for a further period of two years. Under this scheme, migrants from A8 accession states who come to live ...

  • New Community Care Briefings

    30 Mar 2009

    Law Centre (NI) has produced four new community care briefings for download:Human rights and private care homes (PDF)Reviewing the needs of people in care (PDF)Eligibility criteria and disability discrimination (PDF)Confidentiality and information sharing...

  • Important Change to Immigration Rules

    24 Mar 2009

    New, stricter, rules for leave to remain in the UK from 31 March.Previously, people who applied on an indefinite-leave-to-remain form for ILR without having passed the Life in the UK test would be considered for a grant of limited leave.  This will n...

  • High Court Prevents Deportation

    23 Feb 2009

    The High Court has ordered the Home Secretary to reverse the decision to deport a gay asylum seeker.Read the Law Centres Federation press release here...

  • New benefit rates for April 2009 - April 2010 available

    20 Feb 2009

    Download benefit rates 2009 PDF here...

  • Borders and Immigration Policy Briefing Paper

    18 Feb 2009

    An important Law Centre policy briefing on Borders and Immigration is now available online.View Borders and Immigration here...

  • ASA Consultation Papers on Quality Standards, IT and Training

    29 Jan 2009

    The Advice Services Alliance has produced three reports as part of its contribution to the Department for Social Development’s strategy for the delivery of voluntary advice services to the community. This is the strategy entitled Opening Doors which has...

  • Vacancy at Law Centre (NI): Legal Adviser (Community Care) - POSITION FILLED

    23 Jan 2009

    Based in Derry. Reference number: LA/CC 02/09 - 35 hours per weekWe are seeking a solicitor or barrister or equivalent with at least one year’s post qualifying experience of providing general legal advice. Experience of community care law is advantageou...

  • Casework Volunteer Wanted

    16 Jan 2009

    Graduate casework volunteer position available in the Law Centre’s western office.  Applications particularly welcomed from graduates with an interest in immigration or human rights law.For more details, contact Caroline Maguire, Western Area Offic...

  • Consent, Capacity and Human Rights: a Conference

    14 Jan 2009

    18 February 2009, Europa Hotel, BelfastOrganised by Law Centre (NI), Dementia Services Development Centre NI and the University of Stirling.Limited number of reduced rate places for user groups and carers.For more info: www.dementiacentreni.org or ring Oo...

  • Your Rights in NI: A2 Edition

    8 Jan 2009

    Your Rights in Northern Ireland - a guide for workers from Romania and Bulgaria is now available. The guide will be also be translated into Romanian and Bulgarian.Download the booklet from the Migrant Workers Rights publications page...

  • Human Trafficking

    28 Nov 2008

    Law Centre (NI) is launching a multilingual leaflet for people who have been trafficked into Northern Ireland. Thursday 11 December 20081.00 pm- 4.00 pm atLaw Centre (NI), 124 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2GYFor more information contact Kathryn Larkin on 028 ...

  • Migrant Worker Policy: The Way Ahead in NI

    27 Nov 2008

    Law Centre (NI) seminar and AGMSpeakers: Sir Reg Empey, Minister for Employment & LearningDon Flynn, Director, Migrant Rights Centre, London(Jill Rutter, originally billed, cannot attend)Wednesday 17 December 2008 at NICVA, Duncairn Gdns, Belfast 10.0...

  • Migrants and Health Care Briefings

    27 Nov 2008

    Two new new Law Centre briefings for advisers are available, detailing the rights of migrants to utilise health care services. They are:Access to GP services by migrants (PDF)Access to secondary (hospital) care by migrants (PDF)...

  • New Policy Information Online

    26 Nov 2008

    The latest Law Centre policy responses are now available...

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