Welcome to KLC

Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is a community legal centre providing free legal advice, casework and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Randwick and Botany Bay local government areas of New South Wales.

We specialise in discrimination law and provide advice New South Wales wide on discrimination problems.

We are part of the Law Faculty of UNSW Australia and run innovative clinical legal education courses where law students analyse the operation of the legal system by working with disadvantaged clients of the Centre. Students at KLC are encouraged to think critically about the law and the legal system while assisting real clients and working on projects.

Kingsford Legal Centre acknowledges the Gadigal and Bidjigal Clans, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast. We respect those Elders, past and present, and thank them for allowing us to work and study on their lands


KLC to host Australian Clinical Legal Education Symposium on 5 & 6 April 2018.  Click here for further details and to register.



Latest News

The Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which passed through NSW Parliament this week, introduces welcome employment protections for pregnant women, according to Kingsford Legal Centre Director Anna Cody.

“Women, including pregnant women, make a valuable contribution to the workforce and should not face discrimination at work on the basis of pregnancy,” Ms Cody said.

The UN Human Rights Committee responsible for conducting a review of Australia’s compliance with human rights has today raised with an Australian Government delegation the case of Ms Dhu, an Aboriginal woman who died in custody in Western Australian after being arrested for defaulting on fines. The Committee pressed the delegation on whether recommendations made by the WA Coroner in the wake of Ms Dhu’s case to repeal imprisonment for defaulting on fines had been implemented, and if not, why not.

Kingsford Legal Centre is committed to supporting the next generation of public interest lawyers get their foot in the door. To that end, we're proud to launch a new Public Interest Fellowship which will sponsor the employment of a UNSW graduate for 12 months. We'd love your support by way of a generous donation to the fund.

KLC 2017 Annual Report

Graphic- 71% of our clients have low or no income Graphic- 1540 advices delivered in 2016 Graphic- 42% of cases were for clients with a disability

Larissa's Story

Debate around the issue of freedom of speech and racial vilification is only set to intensify following the Prime Minister's announcement last week of a Parliamentary Inquiry. Our Director Anna and Solicitor Maria offer a perspective based on frontline experience in the latest post on the Gilbert and Tobin Centre for Public Law blog.

You can read their account here.

Just Reinvest NSW Youth Forum

We cannot afford to lose another generation of Aboriginal children to the criminal justice system.

Right now, over half the children in NSW jails are Aboriginal. In 2014 it cost us $293,200 to lock up one child for one year. Imagine what that money could be spent on in communities.

This year marks thirty five years since KLC first opened its doors. In the years since, the Centre has been instrumental in empowering the local community through the provision of free legal advice and education, and in equipping successive generations of UNSW law students with the skills, knowledge and analysis necessary to become socially conscious lawyers.