• 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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Latest news

  • My Justice First Fellowship: Brooke Toon

    Brooke Toon is Justice First Fellow and trainee solicitor at Central England Law Centre. She spoke to Legal Voice about why she is so committed to social welfare law. Read more

  • Sanctions are being used as a punishment against vulnerable people: My Wigan Pier Story

    In 1937, Orwell's book about poverty in Northern England shocked the country. In 2017 and 2018 the Daily Mirror retraced his route. On the way they stopped in Coventry and spoke to our Director about how our clients are being punished with sanctions and of her fears Universal Credit will push people further into poverty. Read more

  • Taking bookings NOW for half day courses on Universal Credit in Birmingham.

    Taking bookings NOW for half day courses on Universal Credit in Birmingham. Welfare Reform, and in particular Universal Credit, is leading to a reduction in income for people across Birmingham. On our practical courses, led by a Welfare Benefits legal advisor, you will gain top tips and information you can use from day 1 to support your clients to make Universal Credit work for them. Read more

Latest events

  • Universal Credit Sanctions and Claimant Commitments Training

    Led by a Welfare Benefits legal advisor, the main focus of this course is how people are sanctioned and how individuals can avoid this through seeking changes to their claimant commitment. You will also obtain top tips and information on how you can support someone who has been sanctioned. Only £45 per person. Read more