About us

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. EGLAC is now 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.

We invite enquiries from individuals, charities and community groups, although due to our limited resources we will prioritise assistance to individuals. All of our advisers are volunteers, as are the other individuals who help to facilitate our clinic sessions.

Our clinic operates fortnightly, usually on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 7-8.45pm. The clinic appointments are held at Christ Church, East Greenwich SE10 9EQ which is on Trafalgar Road adjacent to the Forum@Greenwich.

We provide face-to-face advice in our fortnightly clinic appointment sessions. We can also advise clients remotely by telephone, email and Zoom.

If you would like to access our services please make contact by telephoning 07806 733341, by email here or by filling out the contact form here. Please note that our enquiries line does not currently have voicemail and is closed on Fridays. If we are unable to answer your call, please send a text instead (or contact us in one of the other ways set out above) and we will come back to you as soon as possible. We will then have an initial discussion with you and if we believe we may be able to assist you, we will book you in for an appointment or arrange a follow up call with one of our lawyers.

EGLAC is a member of the LawWorks pro bono clinics network and Advice UK.

In December 2021, EGLAC was established as a Registered Charity by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity number 1197038).

Board of Trustees
EGLAC has a board of trustees which is responsible for the charity and provides the overall strategic direction.

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

I was in a terrible state with my law issue and did not know where to turn. I really felt I couldn’t cope anymore until I was informed about your service to Greenwich residents.’

– client feedback

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