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.

News & Updates

The Case for a New Constitution - Prof. David Langwallner, 18 May 2017

The Case for a New Constitution - Prof. David Langwallner, 18 May 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

We are very pleased to welcome back Professor David Langwallner who will deliver a talk making the case for a new Constitution. "Bunreacht na hÉireann needs spring-cleaning and freshening up, though perhaps not yet dumping. Modernisation is required whether by way of a new constitution or by wholesale reform of the existing one. Above all we need a constitution for the people and not for the state, a rights-driven charter which mandates judges to grapple with questions of social and economic justice" The talk will take place between 1-2pm on Thursday 18th May 2017 at Ballymun Community Law Centre. Attendance is free but booking in advance is required. To book your place please contact us by phone on 01–8625805 or email cberesford@bclc.ie We look forward to welcoming you on 18th May :)

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 2nd May at the Local Employment Centre - pop in between 10am and 12 noon, no appointment necessary.
Mon Tue         (click link for directions) Wed Thu Fri
May Clinic Calendar
1 2 Local Employment Centre 3 4 5
8 9 Ballymun Library 10 11 12
15 16 Poppintree Community Sports Centre 17 18 19
22 23 Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre 24 25 26
29 30 No Clinic but please ring us on 01-8625805 31    

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