Hanover Park House, 14 -16 Hanover Park, Peckham, London SE15 5HG      TELEPHONE : 0207 732 2008
Welcome to Southwark Law Centre


Services During the Covid -19 Restrictions

Southwark Law Centre continues to provide a specialist casework service, in the areas of immigration, housing employment, discrimination and welfare rights.

We do not take self-referrals and do not offer services directly to the public, however, we take referrals from partner agencies of more complex cases.

If you are an existing client of Southwark Law Centre and need to speak to your caseworker please telephone us on

0207 732 2008 or email your caseworker

Please do not come to the office without an appointment

If you are a member of the public needing advice

Please contact your nearest Citizens Advice Office

Due to the second national lockdown, Citizens Advice face to face services are temporarily suspended, but can still be contacted by telephone or via websites.

Citizens Advice Southwark  Tel 0344 499 413 

For help with Universal Credit- Citizens Advice Help to claim 0800144 8444

Citizens Advice Lewisham

Please call the Advice Lewisham Freephone Advice line 0800 231 5453 Monday – Friday.  9.30 – 12.30 and 12.30 – 4pm. Lines are usually less busy around 11am –  and 2pm.


Lewisham Law Centre

Our major new development has been the setup of a new Law Centre in Lewisham

Please click here or go to the Lewisham Law Centre page for more information.

Hogan Lovells LLP have provided pro bono support to  draft a 3 year report reflecting on the enormous progress that has been made since 2017 by Southwark Law Centre in partnership with Citizens Advice Lewisham in re-establishing a Law Centre in the Borough Please click here to view the report.


Referrals and support for other agencies 

Southwark Law Centre provides second tier advice for other agencies on 020 7732 2008 - Mon to Fri 09.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.30.

If we can’t take a referrals we will try to provide advice on next steps.


Homeless Patients Legal Advocacy Service: First Year Report

Southwark Law Centre (SLC) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) Homeless Team obtained funding from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Samaritan Fund to provide advice and legal representation to homeless hospital patients.

Please click here for the first year report.

On Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 at 2pm, Southwark Law Centre hosted the online Launch of the First Year Evaluation Report for the Homeless Patients Legal Advocacy Service.

Please click here to view the presentation slides.


Our Organisation

We are a registered charity and are governed by a trustee board of local residents.  

To view our Audited Reports please click here.

To view our 2019 - 2020 Annual Report please click here.


Privacy Notice

Any personal data you give to the Law Centre, its staff and Volunteers for the purposes of seeking advice will be confidentially and securely stored in accordance with our data retention policy (a copy of which is available on request).  It will be held by the Law Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate conducting your case. It will not be disclosed to any third parties and will be securely deleted in accordance with our data retention policy.  You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong.  You may have other rights under the data protection legislation and you can find out more about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk

Company registration number: 1418763 • Charity registration number: 277927

 Office of the Immigration Service Commissioners reference is N201000009

thwark Law Centre and Southwark Day Centres for Asylum Seekers are walking to raise funds to provide legal advice and support for disadvantaged migrants and refugees. Together we aim to fight the hostile environment and promote Southwark as a Borough of Sanctuary.

If you would like to join the walk, please contact sally.causer@southwarklawcentre.org.uk.

If you can’t walk with us please sponsor the walkers at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SouthwarkLC19

Please circulate the link to your contacts

If you use social media – please promote the walk at:

Twitter #legalwalk @londonlegal  

Facebook London Legal Walk