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  • Vacancy at Law Centre (NI): Policy Assistant / Secretary - POSITION FILLED

    5 Jan 2010

    Reference number: PAS 01/10 - 21 hours per week. Based in BelfastApplicants must have a minimum of two years office experience. They should also have experience of word processing applications including using mail merge, and file and database management. ...

  • Frontline 73 Now Online

    2 Dec 2009

    The latest issue of the Law Centre magazine has a six page special feature on housing as well as articles on learning disability, the single mental health and capacity bill and immigration and human rights.See Frontline 73 here...

  • New Law Centre Casework and Policy Bulletins Released

    30 Nov 2009

    Casework Bulletin 2009 Number 2 (PDF)Policy Bulletin Number 5 November 2009 (PDF)Text versions of both bulletins are available on the Casework Bulletins or Policy Bulletins pages....

  • New Law Centre Policy Responses

    10 Nov 2009

    Four new policy responses from the Law Centre are now online. They can be found on the Policy Response page, or by clicking on the title below:Flexible working and time to trainThe Law Centre is in favour of extending the right to request flexible working...

  • New Asylum Arrangements

    6 Nov 2009

    Law Centre (NI) and other NGOs recently convinced the UK Border Agency to reverse a policy change which would have raised serious practical difficulties for applicants and NGOs alike.Some of the planned changes have been put in place. It is important that...

  • ASA Civil Justice Conference

    5 Nov 2009

    20 November 2009, Grosvenor House, BelfastThe Advices Services Alliance Northern Ireland has organised this conference to further the debate on the future of Civil Legal Services in Northern Ireland in the context of devolution of policing and justice.Rea...

  • Childcare Theme for Law Centre AGM

    23 Oct 2009

    The line up for the Law Centre’s AGM is now complete. The seminar after the business end of the AGM will start at 11.30am and will cover ‘A childcare strategy for Northern Ireland: can we  tackle child poverty and implement welfare reform and fam...

  • Media Speed Matching

    23 Oct 2009

    A Media Speed Matching event, jointly organised by Law Centre (NI), NICVA and the NUJ, was held at the Law Centre at the end of September.Aimed at promoting more effective working relationships between the voluntary sector and the media, the event was a g...

  • Law Centre (NI) AGM and Seminar

    29 Sep 2009

    The Law Centre's Annual General Meeting will take place on 11 December from 10.00am to 2.00pm (including lunch) at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB.The theme for this year's meeting will be child care provision and its impact on welfare reform...

  • New Law Announced on Mental Health and Capacity

    11 Sep 2009

    The Mental Health Alliance has welcomed the Health Minister's  announcement on a new single mental health and capacity bill.'The new law will respect people’s autonomy to make decisions for themselves about their health and welfare where they have ...

  • Celebrate Age Awareness Week 28 September to 3 October

    10 Sep 2009

    There is something for everyone so  visit www.ageawarenessweek.com to download the programme now and start planning your Age Awareness Week.Read Changing Ageing Partnership press release...

  • Students Rate Relief to End

    3 Sep 2009

    The rate relief scheme for students will be closing in December.  People currently benefiting from the relief will have transitional protection providing the original eligibility rules continue to be met.The decision follows an evaluation of the sche...

  • Detention, Removal and People Living with HIV

    27 Aug 2009

    The British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the National AIDS Trust (NAT) have issued a booklet containing guidelines for healthcare and voluntary sector professionals in relation to immigration detention, removal and people living with HIV. The guidelines st...

  • Refund of Certificate of Approval Fee

    19 Aug 2009

    If you applied to the UK Border Agency for permission to marry (or have a civil partnership) and paid the Certificate of Approval fee between 1 February and 8 April 2009, you may be eligible for a refund. Click here for a Request for Refund form.For guida...

  • Students and Benefits

    29 Jun 2009

    The Law Centre has just published the 2009-2010 edition of this popular guide for advisers. It is available on the Other Publications page in text format or by following the link below.Students and Benefits 2009-2010 (PDF)...

  • Welfare Support for Migrant Workers

    24 Jun 2009

    The Law Centre has submitted a paper on Plugging Gaps in Welfare Support for Migrant Workers to the Department for Employment and Learning best practice working group on migrant workers.  The paper was written a few days before 20 Romanian families w...

  • Immigration Legal Adviser Vacancy at Law Centre (NI) - POSITION FILLED

    23 Jun 2009

    We are seeking a solicitor or barrister with at least two years’ post qualifying experience. Experience of immigration law advice and representation is an advantage. Training and support to develop expertise will be provided.Reference number: LA/IMM 06/...

  • New Guide for Bulgarian and Romanian Students and Self-Employed People

    23 Jun 2009

    The Law Centre's latest Information Briefing is aimed at Bulgarian and Romanian people studying or self employed in Northern Ireland, detailing rights and entitlements. It complements the guide for A2 workers of the series 'Your Rights in Northern Ireland...

  • Immigration Detention Emergency Helpline

    17 Jun 2009

    Refugee Action Group’s new immigration detention emergency helpline will be open to callers from 15 June 2009, the first day of Refugee Week. The line offers help to people who have been stopped and held under immigration powers and to those who witness...

  • LLM in Human Rights Law

    12 Jun 2009

    The Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster (Jordanstown & Magee) is still accepting applications for an  LLM in Human Rights Law.The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), in conjunction with the School of Law, offers an innovative L...


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