Free legal advice

Citizens Advice is the leading source of free legal advice, offering free and confidential advice on issues like benefits, housing, and employment. They help over 8 million people each year. Legal Aid is a partially funded government scheme providing civil and criminal legal aid. In England and Wales alone, 1.4 billion is spent on legal help each year.

Eligibility for free legal aid often depends on income. In England and Wales, roughly 2.7 million people qualify based on low income or benefits. Law Centres offer free legal advice in specific areas. There are over 300 law centres across England and Wales, serving countless individuals.

Initiatives like Civil Legal Advice offer free legal advice by phone. Their helpline receives over 300,000 calls annually. The Law Society connects individuals with solicitors offering pro bono work (free legal services), thousands benefit from this scheme. Advocate is a charity that matches those needing legal help with volunteer barristers. They've assisted over 16,000 people since their launch.

If you can't afford legal advice or support in court, you might be able to get free or cheap help, you might get free legal aid for a serious problem. LawWorks is a charity which connects lawyers with people who cannot get legal aid, it can provide free advice on issues such as debt and welfare.

Law websites provide 24/7 instant and free legal chat support in the UK and are packed with useful information and legal guides. Check if you can get legal aid, legal aid can help pay for legal advice, you'll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your income and savings.

Law centres offer free legal advice in centres across the country, they help with a range of issues from benefits and employment to housing. Solicitors operate a number of free legal advice options to help you gain access to the best quality legal advice.

The LawWorks Clinics Network provides free initial advice to individuals on various areas of social welfare law including employment law and housing matters. You'll usually have to pay for legal advice but some free legal support is available for employees and workers, it can be useful to get free independent advice.

Lawyers offer free legal advice on certain areas of law to people in need of non-urgent legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay. LawWorks hosts a range of short online videos presented by solicitors in their "Free Talks", these videos cover common legal issues faced by people.

LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid. Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and representation in a court or tribunal, you'll usually need to show that you are entitled.

To access emergency criminal law advice from UNISON, outside of UNISON office hours you can contact UNISON's 24-hour criminal helpline for free legal advice. Anyone can get early legal advice and free help at a court hearing if your home is at risk, you can also get legal aid if you're on benefits.

A free legal advice group for victims of domestic violence offer free family law legal advice appointments to enable people in need to get free legal advice. What can free legal advice offer; free to access information, free legal advice via telephone, email, and webchat and detailed how-to guides.

Find a family law solicitor on the Law Society website, select 'Family and relationships' as your legal issue. A Law Centre may be able to offer you free, independent legal advice and representation as they focus on providing legal advice to people who find it difficult to pay for legal advice.

Pro bono work is legal advice or representation provided free of charge by legal professionals in the public interest, this can be to individuals, charities or business and gives you access to a free legal assistance helpline where one of the team can provide help and guide you with non-work and work related legal matters.


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