Mary Ward Legal Centre

Tel: 020 7831 7079



The Mary Ward Legal Centre has a long history of providing free legal advice to Londoners. Over 100 years ago the Mary Ward Settlement was established to provide education and social services for the local community. The Settlement provided a free legal advice service for the local community, the ‘Poor Mans Lawyer’ service, a precursor to the post war legal aid scheme. Today, the Settlement operates the Mary Ward Legal Centre and also the Mary Ward Centre, providing adult education.

The Mary Ward Legal Centre promotes access to justice and quality legal advice services. We employ caseworkers and solicitors who provide advice and casework in complex debt, welfare benefits and housing issues which often involve tribunal or court proceedings.