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Civil Legal Advice

Civil Legal Advice offers specialist advice to those on a lower income or benefits and can help with the following issues:

  • debt, if your home is at risk
  • housing, if you’re homeless or at risk of being evicted
  • domestic abuse
  • separating from an abusive partner, when you’re making arrangements for children or sorting out money and property
  • a child being taken into care
  • special education needs
  • discrimination
  • some child abduction cases

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:

  • your case is eligible for legal aid
  • the problem is serious
  • you can’t afford to pay for legal costs

You can check to see if you are eligible for free legal advice on their website.

Contact details


Helpline: 0345 345 4 345

Helpline: 0345 345 4 345

Mobile number: Text 'legalaid' to 80010 to get a call back

Mobile number: Text 'legalaid' to 80010 to get a call back

Minicom/Textphone number: 0345 609 6677

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Cost: Free

Last updated: July 16, 2020

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