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.