News & Events

Recruitment of Homelessness Prevention Paralegal

Due to internal recruitment a position has become available for a Homelessness Prevention Paralegal.

The role comes with a high degree of autonomy and includes providing support to the housing caseworkers to help prevent homelessness. The catchment area is Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. You must have exceptional file management and organisational skills and be naturally inquisitive with an understanding of legal principals.

About our services in British Sign Language

For deaf BSL signers, we have a video in British Sign Language that explains about the free legal advice that we provide.

There will be more videos in BSL to come.

If you need free advice in BSL please contact us on:


Free workshop for deaf & hard of hearing people

Derbyshire Law Centre is proud to ha working in partnership in response to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people being fed up of being treated unfairly in work or when accessing goods and services.

British Deaf Association, Communication Unlimited and Deaf-initely Women have joined forces with Derbyshire Law Centre and Cloisters Chambers to deliver an accessible online workshop to inform deaf, deafblinf and hard of hearing people of their rights in work and when accessing goods & services.

We are making a huge difference to people’s lives

As the only housing advice agency in Derbyshire, we have produced a Housing Impact report that is packed with life-changing stories from tenants and homeless people across Derbyshire last year. who we helped last year.

Read more about the huge difference we have made to the lives of those that we have supported.

We are Cyber Essentials secure!

We are very pleased to report that we have received a certificate that confirms that we are Cyber secure. The advice we give is confidential and is secure. We would like to give our thanks to Derbyshire County Council IT team who have ensured that our IT system remains secure at all times. Thank you!

Lets Talk Money! week

9th – 13th November 2020

Derbyshire Law Centre is part a national drive to get people talking about money #Talk Money week. Contact Derbyshire Law Centre to speak to debt advisors Sue and Sally. Our specialist advice is FREE!

Sue said “We are here to help and we don’t want anyone to suffer in silence. We don’t judge anyone, debt builds up for all sorts of reasons, our job is to help you come up with a plan to sort it out”. This initiative is funded by Money and Pensions service (MaPs).

We are charting the Law Centre’s 30 year history!

Derbyshire Law Centre is a legal charity that is owned by the communities, serving the communities and is accountable to the communities across Derbyshire. We do our best in continuing to provide free specialist legal services for Derbyshire’s residents. We would like to thank Derbyshire’s communities and councils for their support. Here’s to another 30 years!

What a year 2019 has been!

Read all about the awards. We were either finalists or winners! It is certainly a testament of the hard work in turning people’s lives around for the better.

Zero Hours Contract clinic

We will be holding a clinic giving free legal advice on employment for people with zero hours contracts on 17 December from 10am to 6pm at our offices in Chesterfield.

Just drop in if you would like to speak to someone about your employment.   A Polish interpreter will be available.   Further details can be found by clicking below.