Get legal advice

Free legal advice

If you are unable to afford to pay for legal advice, you may be able to get free legal advice in the following ways:

Legal advice clinics

Many universities now offer free legal advice clinics delivered by law students.  You can see a list here.

Legal expenses insurance

If you have home (buildings and contents) insurance, your insurance company may be able to cover the cost of legal advice.

Legal aid

If you think you are eligible for legal aid (check if you are by clicking here):

  • You can contact the Civil Legal Advice helpline through a BSL/English Interpreter online.
  • You can also contact your local Law Centre. A list of Law Centres can be found here.
  • Find a local solicitor who can get legal aid on your behalf. Legal Help should cover the cost of interpreters after the first appointment.

Pay for legal advice

If you are willing and able to pay for legal advice, you can search for a solicitor using the Law Society’s Find A Solicitor feature. You just need to select the area of law that you need advice on, and your postcode, to find a local solicitor.

You can also ask general legal questions on the Ask A Lawyer website to find out whether it’s worth pursuing your case.