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Transparency Legal Advice Centre

Floor 3, 69 Middle Abbey Street , Dublin, Ireland, D01 P5Y4.
Registered Charity Number: 20104870
Companies Registration Office Number: 552538
CHY (Revenue) Number: 21331
Governing Form: Company Limited by Guarantee
Establishment Country: Ireland
Education Body: No

Charitable Purpose:
Advancement of education, Other purpose that is of benefit to the community Advancement of community welfare including the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, or disability, Promotion of civic responsibility or voluntary work, Advancement of conflict resolution or reconciliation
Charitable Objects:
The main object for which the Company is established is: To advance education and benefit the community by operating as an Independent Law Centre pursuant to and regulated by the Solicitors Acts 1954-2002 (Independent Law Centres) Regulations 2006 (SI 103/2006) through the provision of legal advice and other legal services particularly to persons seeking to make or having made disclosures or reports of wrongdoing as provided for in Irish Law (including under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and legislation referred to therein), insofar as this may be done by a body of persons established for charitable purposes and not otherwise.

The following object set out hereafter is exclusively in furtherance to the main object set out above and this object is to be used only for the attainment of that main object and any income generated therefrom is to be applied for the main object only: To arrange, provide, organise or promote the provision of legal education, conferences, lectures, seminars, meetings, courses, exhibitions, training and information services and other events.
Activities Description:
We formally launched our independent law centre in September 2016. We receive referrals for legal advice primarily via Transparency International Ireland's Speak Up Helpline. Where a caller has a need for legal advice, we assess whether the caller's case falls within our practice area. We specialise in providing legal advice to anyone who wishes to disclose wrongdoing, particularly under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. We have also served clients who have already made a protected disclosure. In order to facilitate supportive working environments for those who speak up, we have also provided legal education to stakeholders including legal practitioners and employers.
Activities:
Advancement of conflict resolution or reconciliation, Advice/advocacy/information, Education/training
Beneficiaries:
Adult training, Advocacy and civil rights
Reporting:
Companies may file their accounts with the Companies Registration Office instead of the Charities Regulator

Annual Report 2016

Reporting Period from 1/1/2016 to 31/12/2016

Description of activities:
We formally launched our independent law centre in September 2016. We receive referrals for legal advice primarily via Transparency International Ireland's Speak Up Helpline. Where a caller has a need for legal advice, we assess whether the caller's case falls within our practice area. We specialise in providing legal advice to anyone who wishes to disclose wrongdoing, particularly under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. We have also served clients who have already made a protected disclosure. In order to facilitate supportive working environments for those who speak up, we have also provided legal education to stakeholders including legal practitioners and employers.

Activities: Advancement of conflict resolution or reconciliation, Advice/advocacy/information, Education/training

Beneficiaries: Adult training, Advocacy and civil rights

Average number of Employees: 1-9

Average number of Individuals Volunteering for the charity in reporting period: 1-9

Gross income in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €47,629

Total expenditure in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €34,052

Trustees and Officers:
Name Position Start Date
Ms Patricia CroninDirector12/11/2014
Mr Gavin ElliottDirector12/11/2014
Ms Sarah-Jane BarrettDirector12/11/2014
Other Locations/Premises in Ireland:
Also Operates in:
No other countries on file

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