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Free Legal Advice Clinic

May 14, 2008

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Ms Maria Gonzalez-Merello, a Cities of London & Westminster constituent, runs a voluntary legal clinic every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm at St. George’s Cathedral. Southwark, London, SE1 7HY.

Ms Gonzalez-Merello is a barrister at Holborn Chambers and her clinic offers free legal advice on problems encountered by the Latino community particularly those with English difficulties on a range of issues, including: immigration, asylum, family, divorce, housing, welfare, employment, problems with police and local authorities. The clinic is sponsored and offered facilities by St. George’s Cathedral under the auspices of Canon James Cronin and Padre Jesus Perez-Recio of “La Capellania Latino Americana”. The clinic’s advisors are supervised by Stuart Stevens, Head of Holborn Chambers.

All advice is confidential and of a general nature. If the problems are serious and require legal representation in Courts or Tribunal, the clients are referred to solicitors. All Spanish-speaking people with difficulties are welcome!