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Legal Information

Moneylending and the Law

FLAC has updated its booklet on moneylending and the law. The law around moneylending is dealt with by the Consumer Credit Act 1995. This Act gives you the borrower many rights, as well as placing obligations on the moneylender. It also makes certain practices illegal. You can download the booklet below in PDF format or contact us to get a print copy.

Habitual Residence Condition

FLAC has produced a number of resources on the Habitual Residence to update people the HRC and how it is being applied to certain groups, including a Factsheet and briefing papers outlining the effect decisions by the Chief Social Welfare Appeals Officer, which rejected an argument by the Department of Social Protection that no-one in the asylum/protection/leave to remain process can satisfy the HRC.

Civil Legal Aid

FLAC's Fact Sheet provides information on how a person may qualify for legal advice and/or legal aid under the Legal Aid Board's civil legal aid scheme. In order to obtain Legal Aid, a person must have (1) limited means, (2) merit to their case and (3) their case must not be one of the categories excluded by the Legal Aid Act. You can download the Fact Sheet below in PDF Format.

FLAC legal information leaflets

FLAC has produced a range of information leaflets on various areas of law that cover the basic information in each area, explaining how the law works. The leaflets are available to download (in PDF format) below and are also available in print format from Citizens Information Centres around the country as well as from the FLAC office.

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