Women Only Legal Clinics In The Gambia

Pro Bono Women Only Legal Clinics In The Gambia

The Women’s Legal Clinic offers pro bono legal advice, support and representation to women and women’s organisation in The Gambia.

The Gambia Legal Support Clinics are run by volunteers. Law students, trainee solicitors and qualified lawyers will provide free face-to-face legal advice.

Our mission is to promote a legal system that is safe, supportive, non-discriminatory and responsive to the needs of women accessing justice.

The individual member centres regularly provide advice, information, casework and legal education to women on particularly family law and family violence matters but can also provide advice on more general legal issues.

The clinics are run by women and aims to improve women’s access to justice by:

  • providing legal information and advice;
  • referring to sympathetic lawyers and other support services;
  • running community legal education sessions;
  • producing information for women about their rights, the legal system, and the law;
  • doing research, law reform, and lobbying activities that help to remove barriers to women’s access to justice; and
  • publishing a quarterly newsletter about our activities.

Legal Services For Women

Gambia Legal Support advises on a wide range of legal problems such as:

  • divorce and separation;
  • disputes over children;
  • property settlement;
  • domestic violence;
  • child support;
  • going to court;
  • discrimination;
  • unfair dismissal;
  • other employment rights; and
  • compensation for criminal injuries.

If you need more assistance than we can provide, or if your problem is outside our area of expertise, we will refer you to appropriate lawyers and other support services.

Unless you have made an appointment, there is unlikely to be a lawyer able to see you. Appointments can be made for a time between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays

What shall I bring with me to the appointment?

Housing problems

  • title deeds, tenancy agreement, letters, contracts
  • any court papers
  • proof of your income

Employment problems

  • copy of your employment contract
  • details of any disciplinary, grievance or dismissal issues
  • any recent letters from your employer
  • staff handbook
  • copy of employment tribunal applications – if you have made any

Family and personal issues

  • any paperwork or letters relating to the issue
  • court documents or legal agreements
  • copy of divorce papers.

Other problems

Any paperwork, letters or other correspondence relating to the issue.