Welcome to Ballymun Community Law & Mediation Centre

Ballymun Community Law & Mediation Centre was established in 2002 to tackle unmet legal need in Ballymun. The community law centre gives people within the community access to justice by providing quality free legal advice, information, and representation.  Annually, the Law Centre is awarded a Q mark by the Institute of Legal Research & Standards.






BCLC also delivers a mediation service as well as a legal education programme.

For regular updates on our activities, find us on Facebook.

What is a community law centre?

A community law centre is a non-profit organisation which works to provide a range of legal services, education and mediation within a specific community.  Ballymun Community Law & Mediation Centre is a voluntary organisation (a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee).

The Law Centre is a member of the Independent Law Centres Network.  Find out more about the Independent Law Centres Network by clicking this link.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

This course gives a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and family law in relation to advocacy in Ireland. Learners will develop an awareness of the main features of family law and understand how legislation impacts on relationships while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and court documents relevant to the family law area. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned in practice. This course is run by Community Law & Mediation & Ballymun Community Law Centre. This course is QQI accredited in conjunction with Irish National Organisation of the Unemployment (provider code:380460) at a cost of €595. This course will run on a Monday for 12 weeks starting on Monday 11th September 2017 from 10am to 2pm. For more information or to book please contact BCLC 01-8625805 or info@bclc.ie

Where to find us:

Unit 1A Shangan Neighbourhood Centre, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 beside DCU in the Community.

Our Services

  • Consumer & Debt Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family law
  • Housing law
  • Social welfare & health
  • Other civil legal matters
  • Community mediation
  • Peer mediation
  • Family mediation
  • Legal courses and seminars





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Drop in to one of our FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS on Tuesdays and talk to a solicitor!

No appointment necessary.

Next clinic:
The next clinic is Tuesday 4th July at the Local Employment Centre - pop in between 10am and 12 noon, no appointment necessary.
Mon Tue         (click link for directions) Wed Thu Fri
July Clinic Calendar
3 4 Local Employment Centre 5 6 7
10 11 Ballymun Library 12 13 14
17 18 Poppintree Community Sports Centre 19 20 21
24 25 Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre 26 27 28
31 Aug 1 Local Employment Centre 3    

Family Law Advice Clinic

We hold a family law advice-only clinic every Wednesday in the law centre.  An appointment is necessary. Click here for details

Family Mediation Service

BCLC provides a family mediation service in Ballymun.  The service is delivered by professional and experienced family mediators. Click here for details


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© 2017 Ballymun Community Law & Mediation Centre
  • Unit 1A Shangan Neighbourhood Centre, Shangan Road, Ballymun, D9   Directors: Antoinette Doyle | Fiona Gallagher | Pat Gilheaney | Evelyn Hanlon | Catherine Hickey | Paul Kane | Frank Murphy | Karl Murphy | Valerie O'Carroll | Olivia Smith |
  • Phone: + 353 1 862 5805
  • Fax: + 353 1 891 6848
  • Email: info@bclc.ie