Fellow: Krysta Yan

Mary Ward Legal Centre

Mary Ward Legal Centre is a pan-London charity providing access to justice for people on a low income who otherwise could not afford to enforce their rights. Our vision is a society where everyone should have access to advice and representation to enable them to secure their legal rights and entitlements. Our work aims to tackle poverty and disadvantage through maximising incomes, reducing homelessness, improving housing conditions, reducing debts, and challenging discrimination. We achieve this through employing solicitors and caseworkers to provide free legal advice and representation in housing, debt, and welfare benefits.

In addition to our casework service we also run free advice clinics with the support of volunteer lawyers, for people with problems that fall outside of our traditional casework including employment, small claims, tax, family, consumer and contract law.

‘Resolving the issues has improved both my mental and physical health. The first time I spoke to Mary Ward Legal Centre a huge burden was lifted. They explained to me my rights and gave my choices of how I could deal with the issues that I hadn’t been told before.’

For further information, visit our website.

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