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  • Shaping the Future of the Voluntary Advice Sector

    10 Apr 2006

    Now online in the Social Policy section:Response to Department for Social Development's Strategy for Supporting Delivery of Voluntary Advice Services to the Community...

  • Frontline 59 Online

    22 Mar 2006

    Articles from the new issue of Frontline magazine, including the new benefit and tax credit rates for 2006, can be found and downloaded here....

  • End of March Deadline for Winter Fuel Claims

    21 Mar 2006

    People over 60 who have not received a Winter Fuel Payment before, or who were not in receipt of a relevant social security benefit in the qualifying week could still benefit from a £200 cash injection to help heat their home - as long as they claim by 3...

  • Immigration News

    14 Mar 2006

    There have been important changes to the immigration rules affecting indefinite leave to remain applications. These changes are detailed below. Changes to the immigration rules affecting indefinite leave to remain applications On 13 March 2006 the Home ...

  • Family Friendly Rights - New Social Policy Article

    19 Feb 2006

    An article on proposed changes to family-friendly rights and rights of carers is now online: Proposed Changes to Family-Friendly Rights and Rights of Carers...

  • New Benefits & Tax Credits Rates Available

    14 Feb 2006

    The New Benefit and Tax Credit rates for 2006 are now available and can be accessed from within the magazine Frontline 59....

  • Disability Discrimination in Education

    24 Jan 2006

    The Equality Commission has developed a Disability Discrimination Code of Practice for Schools in relation to the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (SENDO). The Code and other guidance materials are available for ...

  • Carers Know Your Rights

    12 Jan 2006

    Carers Northern Ireland is holding training sessions for carers.  Check the Training page for details....

  • Frontline 58 Now Online

    9 Jan 2006

    The features from the latest issue of our quarterly magazine Frontline are now available here. Also included is the editorial and all the issue's practitioner articles....

  • New Training Courses for January 2006 Listed

    14 Dec 2005

    For details on courses, and how to sign up for them, see here....

  • Human Without Rights: Asylum Seekers in the 21st Century

    5 Dec 2005

    This exhibition of photographs by David Levene, hosted by Law Centre (NI) and Refugee Action Group, is on display at Belfast City Hall until 9 December 05....

  • Consultation on New Powers for NIHCR

    5 Dec 2005

    The government has published a consultation paper on granting the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission a right of access to places of detention and the power to compel evidence and witnesses in conducting its investigations. To reply to the consultati...

  • New Articles in Social Policy Section

    4 Dec 2005

    New articles in Social Policy section: Law Centre submissions on Immigration control Law Centre response on making migration work ...

  • Law Centre (NI) AGM 2005

    1 Nov 2005

    The Law Centre AGM this year will be held on Thursday 15 December from 10.15 am to 1.00 pm at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. The theme this year is: Access to Government Information: Freedom of Information Act - One year on The speakers will be Ma...

  • Child Benefit and Non EEA Parents

    10 Oct 2005

    There is good news for migrant workers and students who have had children born in Northern Ireland prior to 31 January 2005.  The Home Office has recently confirmed that a non-EEA national parent, who is lawfully in the UK and has an Irish child (or ...

  • New Training Courses Listed

    28 Sep 2005

    Recovery of Overpayments (9 November in Belfast) Tax Credit Overpayments (27 October in Belfast)...

  • Conference

    22 Sep 2005

    Tribunals: a Time for Change is the theme of a conference held today at Belfast's Hilton Hotel. The Leggatt report, Tribunals for Users: one system, one service was published in 2001.  A series of major reforms have now been introduced in Great Brit...

  • Law Centre AGM

    19 Sep 2005

    The Law Centre's Annual General Meeting will take place on: Thursday 15 December 2005 The theme will be Freedom of Information and the speakers will be Maurice Frankel, Campaign for Freedom of Information and Mary Anderson, Assistant Information Commiss...

  • New Migrant Worker Support Briefing

    14 Sep 2005

    Animate, a support organisation for migrant workers based in the Cookstown, Craigavon and Dungannon area, has produced a useful information briefing on eligibility for free health and social services treatment for non UK-nationals....

  • Frontline 57 Online

    7 Sep 2005

    Issue 57 of the Law Centre's quarterly magazine Frontline is now out. The main features can be accessed online here....


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