Free Legal Advice

Legal Advice2022-06-17T09:18:47+01:00


General Law

Weekly Drop-in Legal Advice Clinics

Family Law

Weekly Drop-in Family Law Clinics

One to One

Free meeting with solicitor by appointment

Legal Areas

Housing & Living Arrangements2021-08-17T13:21:09+01:00

We offer information and advice on landlord and tenant disputes, local authority and housing related anti-social behaviour issues. We may offer legal representation in housing cases.

Threshold also provide advice on housing matters, including applications and transfers, points for local authority housing lists, social and affordable housing, rent supplement, repairs/condition of premises, deposit retention, evictions and assistance to homeless persons. They also provide advice and advocacy service in relation to disputes with landlords, including local authorities.

Helpful Links
Dublin City Council
Focus Ireland
Sonas Housing Association

Employment & Social Welfare2021-08-17T13:26:21+01:00

The Centre offers information, advice and in certain cases representation in the area of Employment and Equality Law. The Centre primarily advises and represents employees. Some of the wide variety of issues dealt with are:

Contracts of Employment
Dismissal/Constructive Dismissal/Wrongful Dismissal
Statutory entitlements
Annual leave, Carer’s leave, Maternity and Parental leave
Bullying and Harassment
Health & Safety issues at work
Right to fair procedures (grievance and disciplinary procedures)

Helpful Links

Trade Unions: If you are a member of a trade union contact your representative.

Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Labour Relations Commission
The Equality Tribunal
Free Legal Advice Centres

BCLC deals with cases concerning all types of social welfare benefits.

Social Welfare
In respect of appeals, the Social Welfare Appeals Office can determine a case by way of written documentation or by holding an oral hearing. In some cases, we can represent individuals at the oral hearing.

Helpful Links
Citizens Information Centres
Free Legal Advice Centres
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Appeals Office

Family & Relationships2021-08-17T13:30:27+01:00

We provide a family law advice and information only clinic for people in Ballymun who have not yet engaged the services of a solicitor. This involves a free 30 minute “one-to-one” appointment with a solicitor. The information and advice service is being offered on the basis that the solicitor will not be meeting the person again for the same family law matter and will not be representing them in courts, taking actions for them or writing letters on their behalf. Family law issues we will provide information and advice on include:

Civil partnership

Helpful links
The Legal Aid Board
Free Legal Advice Centres
Citizens Information Board
Women’s Aid
The Law Society of Ireland
Family Mediation Service
One Family

Consumer Rights2021-08-17T13:32:24+01:00

We offer information and advice to people about their rights as consumers. If you have bought a coat or a car, you have rights as a consumer.
If you need to make a complaint or take a case to the Small Claims Court we can help.

Helpful Links
Consumer Association
European Consumer Centre
Citizens Information Board
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission


We offer information and advice and in certain cases representation to people with debt problems. Problems can include arrears in mortgage and rent, personal loan and credit card debt, electricity, gas and other bills. We also offer help to people who are facing debt enforcement measures, such as judgement mortgages, instalment or committal orders.

Helpful Links
Money Advice and Budgeting Service
Free Legal Advice Centres
Citizens Information Bureau
Financial Ombudsman
It’s Your Money

Local Credit Unions
Ballymun Credit Union: Tel: 01- 842 5611
Finglas Credit Union: Tel: 01- 834 3193
Phibsboro and District Credit Union: Tel: 01- 830 5177
Larkhill and District Credit Union: Tel: 01- 824 7815

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Our Process

Step One

Free of charge, expert legal advice is available to you.
Call the office or drop into a clinic.
Phone us on 01-862 5805
Set up a personal appointment with one of our solicitors.

Step Two

Come along to your personal appointment.
Bring any supporting documentation you have with you.

Step Three

Meet our solicitor and tell us your story.
Remember, we are here to listen and to help.

The Team

Claire McSweeney


Hayley Keegan

Office Administrator

Frank Murphy

Board Member

Paul Dornan

Community Solicitor

Sandra Mpanyira

Project Officer

The Law Centre team pictured at the Centre’s 21st celebrations in Nov ’23.

Call our Helpline: +353 1 862 5805


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