Equality and Employment Law Centre (previously Merseyside Employment Law) was formed in 2003 to help address the deep-seated inequalities facing our communities by providing access to discrimination and employment legal advice and representation to members of the public. We have a proud history of providing legal advice and representation to those who would otherwise be denied access to justice.
We are a company limited by guarantee and we trade as a community legal practice with charitable status. In 2019 we became part of the Law Centre Network. We specialise solely in HR, Employment Law and Discrimination Law under the Equalities Act 2010.
All of our profits are re-invested back into the charity so that we can provide free and cost-effective legal advice to those who otherwise may not be able to afford or access it. We have a free employment helpline to assist employees who require employment advice. We also provide free HR/Legal advice to third sector employers.
We protect vulnerable individuals from unfair treatment and support charities and voluntary sector employers in Liverpool City Region and nationwide to address HR, Employment Law and Equality issues in the workplace, understanding their responsibilities and promoting a fairer and more equal society.
We are an ambitious charity working towards our vision to become the UK’s leading law practice specialising in Employment Law and Discrimination and HR services. We are a social enterprise and aim to be the preferred supplier of these services to the third sector organisations as well as SME’s.
Working in partnership is fundamental to our impact and we are members of Liverpool Law Society, Law Centre’s network, Social Enterprise UK and Legal Aid Practitioners Group. We also work closely with ACAS , The Citizens Advice Bureau and the local advice sector.
We are proud to hold the SQM specialist quality mark – industry standard accreditation. It means our services are professional and confidential. It means that clients are always in control of their case, and they will be able to complain in a simple, clear way if our service falls short.