St. Hilda’s East benefits from valuable partnerships with a number of national law firms. Together we provide legal advice clinics at both Sonali Gardens Centre and our Club Row site.

This is a well-used and much needed resource for the local community, that runs alongside St. Hilda’s East’s Daytime Advice Service. The Legal Advice Service is delivered on a pro bono basis by law firm staff who volunteer weekly.

Legal advice is provided around issues such as housing matters, welfare benefits, consumer problems and employment.

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

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


79 Tarling Street, London, E1 0AT

Tower Hamlets Residents Only 

Drop-in service; first-come first-seen

Thursday Legal Clinic @ St Hilda’s East Club Row

6-8pm, last appointment 7:30pm

18 Club Row, London, E2 7EY 020 76334715

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 capacity, where possible we will signpost and refer you to other organisations.


“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