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How the law centre works
The Law Centre is run by a Board drawn from local people in the Community. The Board identify the areas of law which the Law Centre deals with. Members decide which problems in the area can be dealt with using legal means. The Law Centre then uses its resources to address these problems.
The Law Centre does this in a number of ways. Primarily it helps individuals by taking on individual cases and seeking redress through the legal system. This can mean simply negotiating with the party who is causing problems to the individual. If this is not successful then further action is taken through the courts or tribunals. At any one time the Law Centre is dealing with 2000 to 3000 cases. Individual case work however is only part of the Law Centre’s remit and its staff also take on cases from local community groups.