UEL Legal Advice Centre
Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic
Our Legal Advice Centre works in partnership with the Sycamore Trust UK to provide free legal advice to those affected with autism at our Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic.
The Sycamore Trust U.K. is a charity that provides services to support clients and their families that are affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADS) and /or learning difficulties. One of the adult services that the Sycamore Trust UK offers is the Romford Autism Hub. The Autism Hub provides the accessibility of services to adults with autism in order to foster a supportive environment and assist with effective coping strategies.
We provide free legal advice to the Sycamore Trust UK clients on matters such as housing, family, employment, contract/consumer, welfare benefits (in particular DLA under 16 and PIP), and legal information on SEN matters.
The Renewal Programme (Immigration Project)
Our students provide regular support and assistance at the Newham Renewal Programme, under the supervision of immigration expert Sylwia Szymczyk. They take instructions, do legal research, translate where able and assist in any way needed during meetings with clients.
Stephen Timms MP
The LAC is referred clients from the local area and from our local politicians. We have a direct relationship with Stephen Timms MP's office, which includes our students taking part in internships provided by him, allowing them to assist at constituency surgeries.
Director and supervisors
The Director and Supervisors are responsible for matters such as training, development and administration. The Legal Advice Centre also has an Advisory Group consisting of members of the Royal Docks School of Business & Law and partner organisations. The Law Clinic is also supported by local solicitors who provide their services on a pro bono basis.
Saadiya Ahmad: Director
Lorna Macfarlane, Lisa Spirakes and Heidi Appleby: Supervising Solicitors
Nurun Choudhury: LAC Trainee Solicitor
We would like to thank The Renewal Programme (Newham) Immigration Project for agreeing to have students to shadow their services, we look forward to working in Partnership.
We are happy to consider requests from individual lawyers, law firms, chambers or legal advice organisations to become partners of the University of East London Legal Advice Centre.
We are pleased to have the following partner organisations: