FLAC Governance & Finances
FLAC is committed to the principles of transparency and accountability and works hard to ensure that all funding is put to the best possible and most efficient use in our efforts to maximise impact and promote equal access to justice.
Governance and Legal Structure
FLAC is governed by a National Council whose members have signed the Governance Code Principles Statement which confirms that FLAC complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. You can read more about the Governance Code on www.governancecode.ie .
Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is a company limited by guarantee (Company Reg. no. 49413) and is recognised by the Revenue Commissioners for charitable purposes (CHY No. 6097).
FLAC is an independent law centre under the terms of the Solicitors Acts 1954-2002 (Independent Law Centres) Regulations 2006, SI 103/2006.
FLAC is fully registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (Registered Charity Number 20010256).
FLAC is committed to adhering to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising .
As a campaigning organisation, FLAC is registered as a Lobbyist in line with Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and makes returns to the Lobbying Regulator every four months. You can read more on www.lobbying.ie.
FLAC is deeply grateful to all our funders and supporters who have shown their commitment to access to justice through donations and grants. This support enables FLAC to provide vital services and to campaign for better systems that enable people in Ireland to access the law and legal system, when they need to, to vindicate their rights.
In 2016, our funders were:
- The Atlantic Philanthropies
- Citizens Information Board
- Community Foundation for Ireland
- Department of Justice and Equality
- Individual donors
- The Ireland Funds
- Members of the Bar Council of Ireland
- Members of the Law Society of Ireland
- Open Society Justice Initiative
- Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2016 – 2019, from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, administered through Pobal.
In addition, PILA is supported by a number of Law Firms – read more about its Sustaining Partners.
FLAC’s accounts are audited each year by KPMG. FLAC is committed to good practice in its financial management and is committed towards moving towards SORP. Below are FLAC’s accounts for the last four years. For more information, please contact Catherine Hickey at (01) 887 3600.