GHR works with the following voluntary sector advice agencies to ensure local residents have access to a wide range of services.
To find other solicitors and advice agencies visit: http://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk
Or visit LASA’s advicelocal website to find a wide variety of information about advice services in and around London: www.advicelocal.org.uk
For general advice across the spectrum of legal areas. They also provide specialist debt and money management advice through the Greenwich Money Advice Service.
Meridian Money Advice
Independent specialist advice on debt, money management and benefits.
General legal advice across the spectrum of legal areas and specialist advice in housing, welfare benefits and employment.
Local Solicitor Firms
Powell & Co Solicitors
HE Thomas Solicitors
Hudgell & Partners
To find other solicitors and advice agencies visit: find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk
Non-profit website that publishes information on employment rights.
Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service
ACAS is a government organisation that provides independent general advice on employment rights.
Website with Employment Factsheets published by Citizens Advice.
Asylum Seekers Support Project
ASAP provides legal advice and representation to asylum seekers without financial support or accommodation. http://www.asaproject.org/web/index.php
Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.
Bail for Immigration Detainees
BID is a charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. They work with asylum seekers and migrants in removal centres and prisons to secure their release from detention.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute
The BAILII website gives free access to UK statute and case law and other legal information.
Child Poverty Action Group
The leading charity campaigning for a better deal for low-income families and children. Primarily for advisers in this field but has some useful information e.g. on tax credits and benefits.
Find your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Community Legal Advice
Search the directory to find solicitors and other organisations that specialise in particular categories of law. Website provided by the government’s Legal Aid Agency.
Cultural, ethnic and language community groups
Links to a variety of groups in on this website
Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Website of the government’s DBERR, with detailed guidance on employment law issues.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Government website for information on all aspects of benefits and credits, national insurance and pensions.
Government website with information about employment rights.
Disability Law Service
Law centre run by charity that provides legal advice and assistance for people with disabilities in relation to employment rights and other areas of law.
Website that publishes some free employment law information.
Employment Appeals Tribunal
Court that deals with appeals against decisions of the Employment Tribunal.
Employment Lawyers Association
Search for lawyers who specialise in employment law.
You can submit a claim to the Employment Tribunal via this website and access information about Employment Tribunal procedure.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Government body provides information and advice on discrimination on grounds of sex, race, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age, as well as on human rights issues.
Free Representation Unit
Charity that provides free Tribunal representation in certain types of cases.
Greenwich Migrant Hub
Organisation that offers free immigration advice.
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Campaigning lawyers group.
Health and Safety Executive
The HSE website contains useful information about workers’ rights
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
The HMRC website contains useful information about the national minimum wage and other tax and employment issues.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service
Government body administering courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
Housing Law Practitioners Association
Organising solicitors and barristers who specialise in housing law
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
JCWI is an independent national voluntary organisation which provides free advice on immigration, refugee or nationality issues.
Justice for All
J4A is the umbrella organisation involving law centres, CABx, Unite the Union to campaign to defend legal aid from the Con-Dem Coalition government attacks.
Works with migrant domestic workers in the UK
Law Centres Federation
The LCF is the umbrella body for Law Centres. You can search for a Law Centre by geographical location on its website.
Search for a solicitor using the Law Society’s directory.
Legal Action Group
The webpage for the campaigning organisation LAG
Legal Services Commission
The website for the LSC (formerly the Legal Aid Board)
Campaigning charity that provides advice on human rights and civil liberties issues.
Ministry of Justice
Search for Acts of Parliament on this website.
Money Advice Service
A free (government-funded), independent money management and financial advice service.
National Pro Bono Centre
Houses the national clearing houses for legal pro bono work delivered in England and Wales.
Office of Public Sector Information
Search for this government website for UK statutes and statutory instruments
Public Concern at Work
Charity providing advice and support to whistleblowers
For housing advice and help with homelessness.
Trades Union Congress
The TUC website provides links to the websites of many trade unions. Many of the union websites are excellent sources of information about rights at work, especially the websites of the larger unions such as UNISON and UNITE.