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It is traditional for the Mayor to support chosen charities during their term of office. The Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Jane Riley has chosen “Suffolk Law Centre"  for her charity. 

Suffolk Law Centre

Suffolk Law Centre was set up by Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE). It became a full member of the Law Centres Network in November 2017 and was awarded charitable status (as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation) on 12 December 2017.

Our Vision 

Empowering the people of Suffolk to understand and assert their legal rights.

Our Mission

To provide legal services to help the diverse communities of Suffolk to gain equal access to justice, to challenge disadvantage and inequality, and to understand their legal rights, obligations and protections.

Our Values

Equal Justice; Dignity and Respect; Inclusivity; Independence and Social Justice

Our Aims

To support our clients and the wider community to achieve:

  • Greater and earlier awareness of legal rights and how to enforce those rights;
  • Greater and earlier awareness of legal responsibilities and what those mean to clients;
  • Improved ability for service users to manage their own affairs and to avoid finding themselves in future situations requiring legal advice and assistance;
  • Improved public sector decision making through scrutiny and an understanding by decision makers that decisions and processes are being monitored, reviewed and challenged;
  • For those clients to whom we provide legal services, an improvement in their living conditions and prospects as we enable them to assert and secure their legal rights;
  • Improved well-being and reduced ill-health – evidence shows that marginalised people unable to secure their rights enjoy poorer health and well-being.


The Suffolk Law Centre are a small, community based charity. Our work is made possible through grants and donations. 

To make a donation in support of Suffolk Law Centre: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/suffolklawcentre

Cheques payable to: Suffolk Law Centre      Sort Code: 09-01-29   Account No.: 090129

To talk about fundraising for Suffolk Law Centre, please contact Sue Wardell, Business Development Officer: suew@iscre.org.uk

Contact Details

Civic Secretary,
Ipswich Borough Council,
4E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432641