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"One of the greatest challenges to accessing specialist legal advice is that people don’t always recognise that their problem has a legal resolution. Providing people with specialist legal advice quickly so that we can support them to resolve their problem remains a priority for us."

Immigration and Asylum Law

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We provide specialist immigration and asylum advice to North East residents.

The level of advice that we can provide will depend on individual circumstances as well as funding provision.

Tyne and Wear Residents

Legal Aid

From 1 September 2018, we re-commenced provision of legal aid advice to Tyne & Wear residents. Legal Aid advice is free depending on circumstances of a case and your income.  Please call our mainline to discuss your requirements.    

Other Forms of Support

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker and you are not able to get Legal Aid, we may be able to help you via the North East Refugee Law Project. The project is funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation to provide a range of legal services to unrepresented Refugees and Asylum Seekers who reside in Tyne and Wear and are ineligible for Legal Aid.

To find out more, please call us on 0191 230 4777.

Newcastle Residents

We provide approximately 30-minute, one-off advice sessions at our office for Newcastle residents on immigration and asylum matters.

These appointments are limited in number and are paid for by the Newcastle Fund. As such, they are in high demand there may be a waiting list for an appointment. We are not able to cover any Home Office charges, costs of translations or any other fee as part of this service.

To make an appointment, please email us on or call us on 0191 230 4777.

Sunderland Residents

We provide approximately 30-minute, one-off advice session at our Sunderland outreach with Friends of Drop-In to Sunderland residents on immigration and asylum matters.

North East Residents

We run a weekly immigration advice line available to all North East residents:

Wednesdays between 2pm - 4pm. Please telephone:  0191 230 4777

Please note: this service is not funded and as such the advice line is not always available.

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Coronavirus Update

North East Law Centre has temporarily suspended all face to face advice delivery until further notice.  In the meantime, we will continue to support our clients by telephone, email and Skype (where appropriate).

Telephone: 0191 2304777

Email us at

Mobile: 07947 785 008

Text Service: 0748 134 4777