- news

Friday, 23rd June 2023

It’s time to play the music: a new Law Centre launches in North Yorkshire

Today (Friday) North Yorkshire celebrates the launch of its first ever Law Centre, with an inaugural event in York.

The new member, North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre (NYCALC), was voted in by its peers at our annual general meeting in December. After several months of adaptations, it is ready to be proudly announced to the county.

Law Centres are formed in one of two ways: they either are set up anew with a specific purpose of becoming a Law Centre, or existing advice organisations join our Network and take on the Law Centre name and identity. NYCALC is the fourth Law Centre that is also a local Citizens Advice. It follows in the footsteps of joint services in Kirklees, Bradford and Sheffield.

The benefits of also becoming a Law Centre to local people are obvious. As a combined service, they enjoy both a breadth of issues that they can get help with and a depth of support with common legal problems, for example in housing, discrimination, family, asylum and immigration law.

North Yorkshire is a great county and NYCALC is a large service to suit it. Along with its eight permanent offices from Skipton to Scarborough, it offers outreach services in a further 23 locations. And from now on, it offers God’s Own Country even more.

Laura Holland, Senior Solicitor at NYCALC, said:

“Our team of specialists work to benefit our community by providing access to free legal advice, support and representation. I'm really excited to be a part of this new provision of advice for York and North Yorkshire.”

Lucy Brierley, Discrimination Caseworker at NYCALC:

For referrals to the Law Centre or for further information, please contact lawcentre@northyorkslca.org.uk or visit their website.

Latest News

Stay in the loop

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop

The Law Centre Network logo

About this site

  • Privacy
  • Cookies
  • Accessibility

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Law Centres Network and the work we do we would really like to hear from you.

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, or LinkedIn.

Law Centre® is a registered Trade Mark of the Law Centres Federation. Law Centres Network is a business name of the Law Centres Federation, a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1088588 and a company limited by guarantee no. 2433492. Registered office address: 1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn, London WC1X 8BS.

Designed by Multitudes