There are currently 42 Law Centres across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. To see where these centres are based, take a look at our interactive Google map.

The name ‘Law Centre’ stands for high-quality, free legal services. It is a trademarked name, so an organisation in the UK cannot be called a Law Centre unless it is a full member of the Law Centres Network, or it has received our prior approval.

No local Law Centre? Set it up yourself!

The spread of Law Centres across the country is uneven, and relies on local initiatives. If you do not have a local Law Centre where you are, why not consider setting one up?

We set the bar high for being a Law Centre. We have minimum criteria for membership that reflect the Network's values. They include:

  1. Providing a core free service
  2. The service is operated by lawyers
  3. The organisation is accountable to the local community.

You can download and read the full criteria here:

LCN Minimum Criteria for Membership 2019Download[113 KB]

Getting started

We help appropriate groups and organisations become Law Centres, so we can guide you through what you need to consider and do. If you are interested in finding out more, please use this online form to tell us a little about you.