"The free service provided by CLM has had a positive impact on several families whom Novas works with. Because the clinics are held in-house, our families feel more comfortable in speaking to the solicitor. The families have reported that they feel very supported by Caroline and reassured after meeting her. Several people have commented on how Caroline makes them feel understood. All around its very positive feedback. From an organisations point of view CLM have been very helpful in situations where we need legal advice re families that we work with. Caroline always gets back to us, which in turn makes our work easier as it gives us direction when required. We look forward to working with you in the future.“
Client was a Housing client. Client’s house was to be fitted with vents. The hole for the vent was made but the work was not completed and the house was infested with insects and grubs which were accessing the vents. This had gone on for months. CLM Limerick advocate don his behalf and the issue was dealt with. Client thanked CLM Limerick and said, “I had been trying for months to get the work finished and CLM Limerick got it done in a week”
Client was a Housing client whom CLM Limerick helped to secure adequate housing. Client said, “There was no way we could have got a house on our own. The Councnil were ignoring me until CLM Limerick got involved”.
We approached Limerick Community Law & Mediation Centre for help after we had to leave our home due to serious anti-social behaviour in the area that was going on for a number of years. We were advised by the Gardaí that it was not safe to return to our home. We tried to resolve the matter ourselves but were getting nowhere. We found out about the Law Centre and met the solicitor, Caroline, who gave us advice and took on our case. She briefed barristers through the Bar Council’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme and we issued legal proceedings against the Council and the State for their failure to manage and control the anti social behaviour in our estate. After about a year we settled our case.