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:
NOTE: check how much a solicitor will charge before seeing a solicitor.

The Law Society


Government website

Information on courts, police, probation, legal rights and the law.

Civil Legal Advice

A national advice line funded by Legal Aid.
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).



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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
Contact Us – University House – Legal Advice Centre & A2J Lab
Email: admin@legaladvicecentre.London


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