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Cumbria Law Centre

We provide free legal advice to local people.

You can ask us about any area of law, but we specialise in:

- Debt -

- Housing -

- Employment -

- Welfare Benefits -

 

 

WHERE TO FIND US

CARLISLE

8 Spencer Street, CA1 1BG

Telephone advice line on 01228 515 129 to request a call back or make an appointment

Areas of law covered - Employment, Housing and Welfare Benefits

Drop in Monday to Thursday 10am – 12.30pm or Friday 11am – 12.30pm

Outreach service for young people at Carlisle Key Young People's Advice Centre - Mondays 12pm - 3pm for their service users

Duty Solicitor at Carlisle County Court every Wednesday for people defending housing possession cases

 

You can also call 01228 515 129 to request a call back or make an appointment to see us in:

COPELAND

Areas of law covered are mainly Employment and sometimes Housing

Outreach sessions with pre-booked appointments at Copeland CAB, which can be made via the Law Centre on 01228 515 129

 

ALLERDALE

Areas of law covered are mainly Employment and sometimes Housing

Outreach sessions with pre-booked appointments at Trades Hall, Workington, which can be made via the Law Centre on 01228 515 129

Duty Solicitor at West Cumbria County Court (usually Tuesdays or Thursdays) for people defending housing possession cases

 

BARROW & SOUTH LAKELAND

Area of law covered is Housing

Duty Solicitor at both Kendal (Fridays) and Barrow County Courts (Tuesdays or Thursdays) for people defending housing possession cases

 

EDEN

Areas of law covered are Employment, Housing and Welfare Benefits

Outreach session at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Penrith on Wednesdays; appointments can be booked via Penrith CAB or the Law Centre

For Eden Housing Association tenants, outreach sessions are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at EHA covering Welfare Benefits and related Debt matters. Referrals usually made via EHA.

 

 

About us

Since 1990 Cumbria Law Centre has provided free, confidential and independent advice to local people. Our emphasis is on combating poverty, oppression and social exclusion. We use legal means to achieve social change for the better. Cumbria Law Centre provides high quality, specialist advice and this is assured under the Law Society's Lexcel Quality Mark. We can provide:

 

HELP WITH HOUSING PROBLEMS

Homelessness - Possession Proceedings & Eviction - Representation at Court – Tribunal –Disrepair - Anti-Social Behaviour - Allocations – Transfers - Housing benefit issues

 

WELFARE BENEFITS ADVICE

Advocacy and Representation - Advice on all Social Security Law including entitlement, backdating, suspensions and overpayments

 

PROBLEMS AT WORK

Employment Tribunal Claims - Dismissal and Disciplinary – Redundancy - Holiday Pay – Bullying - Change of working conditions - Deduction from Wages - Whistle blowing

Takeover & Change of Employer - Health & Safety - Discrimination

 

 

Call us for an appointment:

01228 515 129

Download our leaflet (pdf file 311kb)to find out more about us, including opening hours

 

 

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact us at:

Cumbria Law Centre

8 Spencer Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BG

01228 515 129

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www.cumbrialawcentre.org.uk

 

How do I refer to this organisation ?

For members of the public, the access arrangements are as follows.

10 a.m. -12.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday

11 – 12.30 Friday

At these times, you can call for telephone advice on 01228 515 129.

Our receptionist will pick up your call, and take some details from you to pass to our dedicated Triage Caseworker. They will find out about your problem, and let you know if we can help, making an appointment for you to see one of our caseworkers if so.

Alternatively, you can drop in at our Carlisle office during the above hours, Monday to Friday

You can also email queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it