• Free legal advice
  • Expert and Independent
  • Working for our community

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Birmingham Community Law Centre

744-746 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HG

Tel: 0121 227 6540

Opening hours

Monday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm


Coventry Law Centre

Oakwood House, St Patricks Road, Coventry, CV1 2HL

Tel: 02476 223 053

Opening hours

Monday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

We provide free specialist legal advice to those most in need and use legal processes to fight social exclusion.

Special thanks for standing up in court for me that last day, you believed in me and have made a significant difference to my family’s life. And for that I’m eternally grateful.

I thought there was no way out … until you took on my problem, and now I have got my life back on track.

Our latest work

Mother and Child Project

Find out about our work on the legal rights of pregnant women and young mothers who are or have been in the care system. Download free resources and access short tutorials on the legal framework for the support and protection of vulnerable children and care leavers.


Author: Claire Stern

Ripple - Rights in Practice

RIPPLE is a pilot of a unique model of public legal education (funded by the Legal Education Foundation) to health and social care service-users and/or their carers in a group setting.



Benefits Aware

Funded by Barrow Cadbury, Benefits Aware is an expert-led collaboration that is building a community of claimants and advisers who are informed and ready to cope with the ongoing changes being brought about by the Government’s Welfare Reform programme.



Our Impact in 2017-18


people provided with specialist legal advice


families helped to keep their home.

£2 million +

recovered last year for our clients through benefit increases and payment of arrears.

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  • Benefits for EEA Nationals - Birmingham - both dates must be attended

    Note this comprises 2 half days - Friday 12th July, 9.30am to 1pm and Wednesday 17th July 2019, 1.30pm to 5pm. This course looks at the rules regarding benefits for EEA nationals – we will consider residence rules, including the Habitual Residence Test and Right to Reside Rules. We will also consider derivative rights and family membership and offer practical tips on making a successful benefit claim. Only £90.00 plus VAT per person for both sessions. Read more

  • Challenging Decisions - Birmingham

    Led by a welfare benefits legal advisor, this course will examine the way that welfare benefit decisions may be challenged. We will consider the process of challenging a benefit decision, considering a Mandatory Reconsideration initially and also how to lodge and prepare for an appeal at the First Tier Tribunal. Only £45.00 plus VAT per person Read more