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About us

Fife Law Centre was established in 2008, to provide legal services in areas of unmet legal need across Fife.  Our objective is to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford to pay for legal services and who have difficulty accessing legal aid or other forms of legal representation.

The focus is on providing preventative legal help at an early stage. Fife Law Centre is now recognised as a key referral agency within the Fife Advice Partnership - working collaboratively to provide a holistic advice and support service across Fife.

 

Recruitment of new Board Members and Trustees

 Fife Law Centre is currently seeking to recruit Board members with various skills, including financial management, Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, and statutory bodies e.g., local government and health.

Fife Law Centre was established in 2008 and is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife. These founding agencies are now our partners as we seek to provide for those with unmet legal needs.

We operate as a Board which sustains and supports a private legal firm, Fife Community Law Ltd, which itself is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services. Our principal funders are Fife Council and the Scottish Legal Aid Board, under the Making Justice Work Project. We are also receiving grants from the Volant Trust, the Robertson Trust, and the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund.

The current focus of legal work is on cases of homelessness, welfare law and supporting victims of domestic violence. The firm now also accepts employment related cases. Matters in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.

The Board meets 5/6 times a year in a formal setting, with Board members taking a lead in different topics, occasionally in work groups. The pandemic required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged.

Please get in touch for more information, and to request an application form. 

Tom Marshall

Chair, Fife Law Centre

tom.marshall@fifelawcentre.co.uk

Fife Law Centre is a company limited by Guarantee and is registered in Scotland with Company No. SC344207. The Registered Office is Ore Valley Business Centre, 93 Main Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9AF. It is a Scottish Charity with Charity No. SC039780