Our History

The North Islington Law Centre was established in 1972, when it was set up to meet the needs of the local community.  Following the closure of the South Islington Law Centre, it changed its name and area of benefit, and in 2000 we became the Islington Law Centre.

For many years we were based on Hornsey Road and had shop front premises there.  However, as demand for our services grew, we took on additional offices over the road, until these too were outgrown.

In 2012, the opportunity arose to move to our  current offices at 38 Devonia Road, which provide much better facilities for our clients, and have enabled  the Centre to extend our volunteer team and range of services.

The Law Centre has been part of a dynamic voluntary sector in Islington for over 40 years, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of agencies across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.  Islington is a vibrant, diverse borough and the Law Centre is proud to play a role in ensuring that there is access to justice across the community.

Islington Law Management Committee


Lord Hoffman was appointed as our first patron in 2013.

Trustee Board

Current members are: Onika Adams, Steven Lorber, Michael Collins, Lindsay Edkins, Marian Ellingworth, Jemima Joll, Susan Lee, Paul Lowenberg and Russell Smith-Becker.

If you are interested in supporting the Law Centre’s work as a Trustee, please contact Stuart Hearne (Director) or Matthew Brown (Deputy Director) for further information.

Annual Review

Please click here to download our 2023 Annual Review.