Welcome to Mercy Law Resource Centre
Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) is an independent law centre, registered charity and company limited by guarantee which provides free legal advice and representation to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the areas of social housing and related social welfare law. The Centre also seeks to advocate change in laws, policies and attitudes which unduly and adversely impact its client group. For more information on our governance, please click here.
Mercy Law Resource Centre’s vision is of a society where each individual lives in dignity and enjoys equal rights, in particular the right to a home, which is fundamental to each human being. MLRC’s vision is also of a society where every individual enjoys equal access to justice and legal recourse in order to vindicate those rights.
Mercy Law Resource Centre is a very good service; the team really helped me – they saved me. I was referred to Mercy Law by Focus Ireland, after I was refused emergency homeless accommodation by the local authority. From the day I attended Mercy Law, I worked very closely with one of the solicitors. She was very good, encouraging and supportive to me and my family. I could never have resolved my difficulties without her help. All of the staff at the Centre were courteous and understanding of my situation. The support from the Centre has made a real difference to my life and the life of my children. Others have spoken to me about their service and how it has helped them hugely.
I found my solicitor at MLRC to be extremely helpful and the service provided by the Centre invaluable. My solicitor helped me access emergency homeless accommodation when I was at risk of sleeping rough with my young children. When I was then allocated very unsuitable homeless accommodation for me and my family by the local authority, my solicitor kept working on my case to ensure I accessed appropriate accommodation. I was pregnant during all of this time and it was very stressful. She helped a tremendous amount and I would recommend the service to anyone in a similar situation.
“We are very grateful, Mercy Law kept
ringing and sending letters into the Council and
made sure we were getting looked after. Everything
turned out perfect, we got a home, we are very happy,
the kids are very happy and are in school now.
Everything worked out for us. We want to say
a big thank you to Mercy Law.”