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Members of the public

Information for members of the public

Please note that only Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and solicitor firms are eligible to become members.  The PILS Project cannot provide legal advice to members of the public.  Individuals with queries should consider:


  • Contacting an NGO

An NGO is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation which is independent from any government body.  NGOs give advice, campaign, advocate and undertake policy work on behalf of vulnerable or disadvantaged people.

A list of our member NGOs can be found here.  There may be other NGOs who can also offer you help and support. 


  • Contacting a solicitor

Where you feel that your rights have been violated, or you wish to bring a legal challenge, you should seek independent legal advice.  You may be eligible for legal aid and a solicitor can explain how you may apply and whether you can avail of any other sources of funding.

Where a matter is likely to affect a large number of people, or to advance human rights and equality, your case could be a public interest case.  If so, your solicitor may make an application for funding to The PILS Project after attempts to source legal aid and other funding have been exhausted. 

A list of our member solicitor firms can be found here.  There may be other solicitors who can also offer you help and support.