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Law Centre (NI) policy news

Follow the progress of our policy work in welfare reform, the future of adult care, capacity legislation, trafficking, alternative dispute resolution, tribunal reform and more: 

A busy first year for Legal Support Project

It is now almost a year since the Law Centre's Legal Support Project (LSP) successfully concluded its first case in the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Since then, the LSP's caseload has grown rapidly.

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Tribunal reform conference 25 January

Tribunal Reform - the Way Ahead, a conference convened by...

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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: Social Security, Social Justice

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...

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Frontline 84: focus on ESA

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

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

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Training programme 2012-13

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Legal Support Project (LSP) volunteers

The Law Centre is launching its new

Also labelled: Social Security

Frontline 82 now online

With a special focus on addressing poverty, the winter edition of our magazine is now online....

Migrant workers rights

Also labelled: Immigration, Social Security

New proposals on tribunal reform

The Law Centre has published two new reports on tribunal reform: Structural Tribunal Reform in...

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Health and safety whistleblowing and unfair dismissal

The Law Centre recently negotiated compensation for a driver who had been dismissed for refusing to drive a lorry that he believed to be unsafe. As the vehicle's reversing lights, rear spotlight and warning siren were out...

New National Minimum Wage rates

From 1 October 2011 the following National Minimum Wage rates apply: workers aged 21 and over: £6.08 aged 18 to 20: £4.98 aged 16 or 17 (...

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Encyclopedia of Rights 2011-12

The Encyclopedia of Rights 2011/12 is now available from our website (

Frontline 80 online

Frontline 80 is now on line. This is a special issue on housing debt, with articles on helping people keep their homes, the human...


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