Legal Aid Board

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Head office

Dublin Office

Legal Aid Board
Quay Street
Cahirciveen
Co. Kerry
V23 RD36

Phone: 066 947 1000
LoCall: 1890 615 200
Fax: 066 947 1035

info@legalaidboard.ie

Legal Aid Board
48-49 North Brunswick Street
Georges Lane
Smithfield
Dublin 7
D07 PE0C

Phone: 01 646 9600 
Fax: 01 646 9799

info@legalaidboard.ie

In regard to trafficking in human beings, the Legal Aid Board provides legal services on certain matters to persons notified to them by the An Garda Síochána as potential or suspected victims of human trafficking under the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008, if engaged by the person.

There are no merits or means tests involved for potential or suspected victims prior to accessing the available services nor are applicants required to make a financial contribution to the Legal Aid Board. All relevant services are provided by solicitors who have received specific training in issues related to human trafficking.

The Legal Aid Board has responsibility for providing free legal advice in relation to:

  • The immigration status of potential and suspected victims of trafficking, including measures set out in the Administrative Immigration Arrangements for the protection of Victims of Trafficking, which provide for recovery and reflection and temporary residence, potential or suspected victims seeking asylum.
     
  • Seeking redress through employment protection legislation.
     
  • What is involved in a criminal trial for a victim/witness.
     
  • Compensation, both criminal and civil.
     
  • Voluntary return home.
     
  • Persons acting as a witness for the prosecution, e.g. situations in which the individual is being questioned in regard to their past sexual history.
     

Information notices to victims of human trafficking

The Legal Aid Board have produced two information notes for victims of human trafficking, in 2011 and 2015.