Islington Legal Advice Centre

In light of the current and ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, few clinics in the LawWorks Clinics Network are currently offering face-to-face advice.

The clinics listed have indicated to us that they are delivering their service online and/or by phone, or in locations face-to-face by appointment. We would recommend that you contact them directly to check their current operating procedure.

This page will be updated with details as they are made available to us.



St Mary's Church
Upper Street
N1 2TX

Opening Times

Opening again following the lockdown on Thursday evenings at 7pm to 8pm except during the Christmas period and over the Easter Bank holiday.
Area(s) of law:
Civil Litigation, Consumer, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family, Housing, Personal injury

Other areas of law available

Please note: ILAC reserves the right to decide on whether the matters presented are unsuitable for the service to advise on.

Who can access this clinic?

Local residents of Islington (but people from other boroughs are not excluded).

Information about accessibility

Lift available inside Crypt of St Mary's Church

This clinic offers the following service(s)

Form Filling, Initial Advice

You can access the service in the following way(s)

Drop In

Summary of Service

Islington Legal Advice Service is a free service that provides legal advice every week on a Thursday evening. It has been running since 1971 and is made possible by the volunteer lawyers and receptionists involved giving their time free of charge. Free legal advice is available every Thursday night from 7pm to 8pm. We will do our best to see everyone who attends but it depends on volunteer availability and numbers will be limited due to safety measures in place in order to protect both staff and visitors. We provide initial advice and form filling. We do not provide casework but can assist with correspondence and sometimes, if appropriate, can help to obtain representation. COVID-19 safety precautions: please do not attend ILAC if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Please come on your own unless it is absolutely necessary to bring someone with you. We will require all attendees to wear face masks, have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer on entering the premises.