Legal Advice Services
Self Help and National Legal Advice Services
If you want to find a solicitor or legal advisor, you can search based on location/area of law through the following websites. To check whether you are able to receive legal aid, go to: https://checklegalaid.service.gov.uk
NOTE: check how much a solicitor will charge before seeing a solicitor.
The Law Society
Information on courts, police, probation, legal rights and the law.
Civil Legal Advice
A national advice line funded by Legal Aid.
Tel: 0345 345 4 345
Local Legal Advice Services
These free legal advice clinics assist people who cannot afford to pay for solicitors’ fees or are unable to access legal aid. Solicitors, barristers and law students volunteer to provide, free, quality assured, legal advice. They can assist with issues such as general legal matters, employment rights, consumer matters, family, debt and insolvency, housing, benefits and civil litigation (check individual websites).
Post code checker for local legal advice clinics
Legal Advice Centre – Family Law Clinic
The clinic provides confidential advice and assistance on most family law matters including domestic violence. The clinic is free and for people who are vulnerable and of limited means. Help on obtaining protective injunctions and practical support on related matters.
Address: University House, 104 Roman Road, E2 0RN
PopLaw Legal Advice Clinic
Tel: 07920 288269 (Monday to Friday)
PopLaw lawyers provide free initial legal advice covering many areas of law, for example on matters relating to debt, housing, employment, consumer and welfare benefits. We do not advise on family, criminal or immigration law.
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre
Open term time only October to May
Preliminary legal advice on: family, immigration, employment, Landlord and Tenant, Contract/consumer, Image Based Sexual Abuse, Special Educational Needs, Fitness to Practice Investigations by NMC, LGBT issues. Actions Against the Police, Intellectual Property, Company and Lsting Powers of Attorney. Also social welfare benefit clinic.
Tel: 020 7882 3931
St Hildas Legal Advice Session
Employment Housing Consumer and Small Claims advice
Tel: 020 7739 8066