NI Legal Services Commission

About NI Legal Services Commission:

Company Description:


The Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission (NILSC) assumed responsibility on 1 November 2003 for the provision of publicly funded services in Northern Ireland.

The Commission is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPD) that is sponsored by the Northern Ireland Court Service, a part of the Ministry of Justice. The powers of the Commission are set out in Article 7 of the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.


Our Mission and Aim is to promote fair and equal access to justice in Northern Ireland in its provision of publicly funded legal services.

Our Aim is to provide high quality, customer focused services that target those in greatest need and demonstrate value for money.

We fund lawyers and other advice providers :

to help people who are eligible for legal aid to protect their rights in civil matters



to help people who are under investigation, or facing criminal charges



As an Employer:


A customer-focussed organisation, the Commission aims to promote:

  • a fair and equitable culture which demonstrates support for all staff
  • a working environment which is characterised by openness and honesty
  • business practices which promote co-operation, teamwork and partnership in delivering quality services


The Commission regards its staff as its most valuable resource.  The Commission has developed an HR Framework, outlining the strategic importance of its team as well as to how the Commission will train, develop and support its team members to achieve an organisation fit for the purpose of fulfilling its statutory responsibilities


As well as a competitive salary, the Commission offers a modern working environment, complemented by best practice policies and procedures.


We make the difference in the lives of our customers – if you want to make a difference, then join NILSC!


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