The Public Interest Law Centre was set up in September 2016 by Paul Heron, our senior solicitor – initially as a project of Lambeth Law Centre. Following the liquidation of Lambeth Law Centre, PILC was established, along with Jean Demars and Helen Mowatt, and incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in the summer of 2019. From November 2020 we became a registered charity.
For Legal Aid purposes, we operate as an agent of Camden Community Law Centre through which we have access to Public Law and Claims against Public Authorities contracts. This arrangement will remain in place until a new tender is advertised by government for legal aid contracts.
PILC is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society. We are also a member of the Law Centres Network.
We have applied to the Charity Commission to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.