Welcome

“EGLAC has been the one source of reassurance and light in a very challenging time for me and my children” – client feedback

East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic (EGLAC) is a pro bono (free) legal advice service available to persons resident or based in an SE postcode who are unable to afford legal advice elsewhere.

EGLAC is registered with the Charity Commission (RCN 1197038) and is a signatory to the Law Society’s pro bono Charter. We strive to achieve best practice in our legal advice and assistance for individuals and organisations who cannot afford access to justice.

EGLAC was launched as part of National Pro Bono Week in November 2017. We provide advice on various areas of law, principally: Family, Immigration, Welfare Benefits, Property, Wills and Probate, Civil Litigation, Housing, Contract and small businesses. Please note that we do not prepare Wills and we are unable to give advice on criminal law.

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Read more about us, and how to make an appointment, here.

VISION

Our vision is of a society in which everyone has equal access to quality legal advice regardless of income or background.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide a vital community service to those who have nowhere else to turn, by helping people in South East London with limited means obtain legal advice when they need it. We help people navigate the legal system and provide advice to prevent problems from escalating. We aim to reduce the risk of impacts such as homelessness, unmanageable debt and increased mental health difficulties.

VALUES

Justice

We aim to create a level playing field by giving people access to justice that would not otherwise be available to them due to lack of means.

Trust

Our clients trust us to provide them with a high-quality legal advice service.

Inclusivity

We aim to be thoughtful, inclusive and respectful of the diverse clients we support.

Partnership

We value our collaborative relationships with other social service, advisory and legal organisations.

 

Board of Trustees
EGLAC’s board of trustees is responsible for the charity and provides the overall strategic direction. The current trustees are:

Timothy Cave (Chair)
Sue Hall (Deputy Chair)
Philip Croall
Kathryn Shakespeare
Gifty Okonkwo

NEWS

London Legal Walk 2024

We had a great time at the London Legal Walk on 18th June, walking 10km alongside thousands of people from the legal profession, advice agencies, judiciary and law schools to support free legal advice services in London and the South East. Thank you to our team for taking part and for all the generous donations,…… Continue reading...