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 and assistance service available to persons resident or based in a South East London postcode, registered with the Charity Commission (RCN 1197038). EGLAC is a signatory to the Law Society’s pro bono Charter and 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 (including Wills and Probate), Civil Litigation, Housing, Community Care, Contract and small businesses.

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Our service is based in East Greenwich and we hold in person sessions by appointment fortnightly at Christ Church, East Greenwich. We can also provide advice remotely through telephone, email or online meetings, depending upon the availability of our volunteers.

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.

To contact us, please complete the enquiry form on our contact page, call us on 07806 733341 or send an email here. Please note that our enquiries line is closed on Fridays. If you are unable to get through at any other time, please try again later or send a text and we will call you back as soon as we can.

 

NEWS

EGLAC Volunteer Claire running the Brighton Marathon!

Claire Baxter, one of our cherished volunteers, is busy training for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 7th April 2024. Please support her in her efforts to raise vital funds for our free legal advice clinic: https://www.justgiving.com/page/bm24-eglac To read more about Claire’s experience of volunteering for EGLAC, see the latest in our Meet the Volunteer profiles:…… Continue reading...