Fellow: Mark McDonald-Loncke

Hackney Community Law Centre

HCLC’s provides help and assistance to people in the London Borough of Hackney and surrounding areas, particularly people experiencing hardship in their daily life through lack of sufficient income to support themselves and their families. We assist people by providing information, advice, and more active legal help through casework and representation if necessary. We have an excellent expert staff team practicing all areas of social welfare law.

Who we are?

This post is supported by the Justice First Fellowship funded by the Legal Education Foundation. Hackney Community Law Centre has been operating for nearly forty years in Hackney providing specialist social welfare advice in the areas of housing, employment, debt, welfare benefits and immigration & asylum. We are committed to achieving access to justice and promoting a more socially inclusive society for all by providing first class legal advice. Our priority is always to clearly understand the needs of our clients.

The Law Centre is organised into 4 areas:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Asylum & Immigration
  • Welfare Benefits

We have regular social activities. We pride ourselves on a supportive and friendly culture. We are committed to developing people and always encourage them to assume responsibility from an early stage.

Vision and Values

Hackney Community Law Centre’s culture is governed by the following ethos:

  • To offer legal services of the highest calibre, and in accordance with any professional compliance requirements, delivered in relaxed but not casual environment;
  • To maintain sufficient profitability across the Law Centre in order to meet the Law Centre’s costs.
  • To maintain a reasonable work-life balance, to give people time with family and friends and to enable them to recharge their batteries.

Our core values will include:

  • Commitment to our clients
  • Integrity
  • Diligence
  • Best service

For further information, visit our website.

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