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Closed Bank Holiday – 6 May 2019

The office will be closed on the 6 May 2019 as it is a bank holiday.

No Welfare Benefit drop in, Evening drop in, or appointments will be running that day. We will be back to normal on Tuesday.


Christmas closure

The centre will be closed from Thursday 20 November 2018, and reopening Thursday 3 January 2019.

The last drop-in session will be Wednesday 12 December, starting at 5.30pm. There will also be no more employment or housing evening appointments until we return in the new year.  


Cornwall / Truro Family Advice

We are excited to announce that from Monday 5 November, we will be providing advice on family matters in the Truro area.

OK… What is it?

The advice will be using a live video chat service through our website where you can speak to a solicitor about any questions you have.

The system works on most computers/smartphones (sorry no Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge!)

I Don’t have access to a PC/Smarthpone and need some assistance.

We provide a laptop in the Truro Family court which you can use to chat with us. There will be volunteers available, who will be there to help you chat to us.

What time can I chat with you?

The service is open 9:30am – 4:00pm every Monday.

Sounds great! And If I have some papers I want you to look at?

You will also be able to send us documents online to look through while giving advice.

Where can I find this on your website?

Interested? Find more information and the chat system on our Cornwall advice page


No evening drop in sessions in August

There will be no Evening sessions from 20 August. The family law clinic on Tuesdays will continue. They will restart on 3 September 2018.

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Vacancy Now Closed – Housing Solicitor

Vacancy Now Closed – Housing Lawyer (LAA Supervisor)

Job Description and Personal Specification

The Legal Advice Centre (University House) is looking for a talented lawyer to join its
housing team.

We have obtained a small housing Legal Aid contract for operational purposes. The housing lawyer we are seeking will undertake a wide range of housing casework. The lawyer we are seeking must have recent experience of working under a Legal Aid contract.

We offer excellent terms and conditions. We are very flexible over days/hours of work. We actively support part-time working.

Please find attached the role description and person specification. To apply please send a
CV and cover letter to stating “Housing Lawyer
Application” in the subject.

Salary: £39,894.40 (FTE) (plus 5% contribution to Pension Scheme)

Closing date: Friday 29th June 2018

Interviews: w/c 9th July 2018


Changes from 11 June 2018

Upcoming Changes next week

From 11 June, there are two changes happening at the Legal Advice Centre.

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Closed Bank Holiday – 28 May 2018

The office will be closed on the 28 May 2018 as it is a bank holiday. Read More


Closed Bank Holiday – 7 May 2018

The office will be closed on the 7 May 2018 as it is a bank holiday. Read More


New website

We have updated our website with a new design.  We hope you will find it easier to find the information you need.