Weekly Drop-in Legal Advice Clinics
Weekly Drop-in Family Law Clinics
Free meeting with solicitor by appointment
We provide a family law advice and information only clinic for people in Ballymun who have not yet engaged the services of a solicitor. This involves a free 30 minute "one-to-one" appointment with a solicitor. The information and advice service is being offered on the basis that the solicitor will not be meeting the person again for the same family law matter and will not be representing them in courts, taking actions for them or writing letters on their behalf. Family law issues we will provide information and advice on include:
We offer information and advice on landlord and tenant disputes, local authority and housing related anti-social behaviour issues. We may offer legal representation in housing cases.
Threshold also provide advice on housing matters, including applications and transfers, points for local authority housing lists, social and affordable housing, rent supplement, repairs/condition of premises, deposit retention, evictions and assistance to homeless persons. They also provide advice and advocacy service in relation to disputes with landlords, including local authorities.
The Centre offers information, advice and in certain cases representation in the area of Employment and Equality Law. The Centre primarily advises and represents employees. Some of the wide variety of issues dealt with are:
Contracts of Employment
Dismissal/Constructive Dismissal/Wrongful Dismissal
Annual leave, Carer’s leave, Maternity and Parental leave
Bullying and Harassment
Health & Safety issues at work
Right to fair procedures (grievance and disciplinary procedures)
Trade Unions: If you are a member of a trade union contact your representative.
BCLC deals with cases concerning all types of social welfare benefits.
In respect of appeals, the Social Welfare Appeals Office can determine a case by way of written documentation or by holding an oral hearing. In some cases, we can represent individuals at the oral hearing.
We offer information and advice to people about their rights as consumers. If you have bought a coat or a car, you have rights as a consumer.
If you need to make a complaint or take a case to the Small Claims Court we can help.
We offer information and advice and in certain cases representation to people with debt problems. Problems can include arrears in mortgage and rent, personal loan and credit card debt, electricity, gas and other bills. We also offer help to people who are facing debt enforcement measures, such as judgement mortgages, instalment or committal orders.
Local Credit Unions
Ballymun Credit Union: Tel: 01- 842 5611
Finglas Credit Union: Tel: 01- 834 3193
Phibsboro and District Credit Union: Tel: 01- 830 5177
Larkhill and District Credit Union: Tel: 01- 824 7815
Next Advice Clinic
Free of charge, expert legal advice is available to you.
Call the office or drop into a clinic.
Phone us on 01-862 5805
Set up a personal appointment with one of our solicitors.
Come along to your personal appointment.
Bring any supporting documentation you have with you.
Meet our solicitor and tell us your story.
Remember, we are here to listen and to help.