Working in partnership with volunteers from City law firms, St Hilda’s East provides pro-bono legal advice clinics at both its Sonali Gardens Centre and Club Row sites. 

Running alongside St. Hilda’s East’s Daytime Advice Service, the legal clinics offer support with matters related to housing, welfare benefits, consumer and contract and employment. 

The legal advice clinics cannot help with settlement agreements, immigration, family, crime or debt matters. We are not able to take on case work, and do not represent clients at tribunals or at court. 

The service is for those with an annual salary of £50k or below, as we aim to support those who would otherwise be unable to afford legal representation.  

Wednesday Legal Clinic at St Hilda’s East Sonali Gardens: 

  • 6pm-8pm, last appointment 7.30pm 
  • 79 Tarling Street, London, E1 0AT 
  • Tower Hamlets Residents Only  
  • Drop-in service; first-come first-seen 

Thursday Legal Clinic at St Hilda’s East Club Row:  

  • 6-8pm, last appointment 7:30pm 
  • 18 Club Row, London, E2 7EY  
  • Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Newham Residents Only 
  • Drop-in Service: first come first seen 

There are a limited number of appointments available for both clinics. We apologise if there is a wait for you to receive support.  

If we lack the capacity to help you, where possible we will signpost and refer you to other suitable organisations. 

If you have any questions about the legal clinics, give us a call on 020 7739 8066, or email [email protected].   

Please note, we do not offer pre-booked appointments for either of the legal clinics. 

What people say about our Legal Advice Service:  

“What a relief it is to be able to get free legal advice now things are getting so difficult!” 

“I’m very happy and can’t thank the advisers enough.” 

Mr. A after a successful appeal against a Criminal Injuries Compensation decision