Organisations supporting ECF applications

Who you can contact for help if you need assistance to make an ECF application directly to the Legal Aid Agency.

Below is a list of law centres, other not-for-profit advice agencies, and pro bono projects that are able to provide support to individuals who need to make ECF applications. Legal aid providers may also be able to make an application on behalf of individual applicants.”

Name of organisation

Contact address

Contact number

Contact email

Short description of services provided

Areas of law where support with ECF applications can be provided

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum

NNRF, The Sycamore Centre, 33a Hungerhill Road, Nottingham, NG3 4NB

(0115) 9601230

Nottingham and nottinghamshire Refugee Forum provide immigration and asylum advice and representation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and refugees. They do not have a legal aid contract. They are accredited to OISC Level 3.


Swansea Law Clinic /Clinig Cyfraith Abertawe

Singleton Park / Parc Singleton
Swansea / Abertawe

01792 604663

Swansea Law Clinic provide free initial advice about a legal problem in family, housing, welfare benefits and discrimination.

Family, Housing, Welfare benefits, Discrimination

Refugee Support Devon



Refugee Devon Support provide support and information to refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants.


Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

1 Delaunay's Road, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 4QS

0161 740 7722

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit provide legal advice and representation, support to those affected by immigration control.


CAB Cylch Conwy District


Eryl wen, Eryl Place, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2TX

01492 869150

CAB Cylch Conwy District provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

They provide advice in the following areas: debt; welfare benefits; Housing; Consumer; Immigration; Discrimination. ECF applications completed.

Immigration, Family, Housing, Debt, Welfare benefits, Community care, Discrimination

Bajaria Solicitors


020 8563 7997

Bajaria Solicitors are able able to provide pro bono assistance to complete ECF applications. They have been doing this already for NRPF referrals. They do not have an LAA contract so the application would be made by the client with their assistance and if granted the client would need to seek a solicitor with an LAA contract.


Somali Mckenzie Friends

24 Gillfoot Hampstead road


Somali Mckenzie Friends provide moral support for the Litigants in person, and help with taking notes, case papers, and offer advice on points of law or procedure
issues that the litigant may wish to raise in court, or questions the litigant may wish to ask witnesses etc.

Immigration, Family, Housing, Debt, Welfare benefits, Clinical negligence, Community care, Discrimination

Liverpool Law Clinic

Liverpool Law Clinic, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

0151 794 5782

Free advice service for child arrangement matters


University of Exeter

The University of Exeter provide assistance with ECF applications primarily for immigration, but enquiriess regarding other categories of law are also welcome. Referrals should be made through an organisation such as a local advice service or community group.




If you are an organisation that offers support for ECF applications, and are not included in the list above but would like to be, please email with the following information:

  • Name of organisaiton
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Contact email:
  • Short description of services provided
  • Areas of law where support with ECF applications can be provided (e.g. immigration, family, housing, debt, welfare benefits, community care, discrimination, clinical negligance)