Free Legal Help
A dodgy landlord, or Letting Agent or even trying to find a divorce lawyer or if you have family problems its always best to get legal advice. These will help.
There are many ways to get legal advice; online, over the phone or face to face. Whichever you choose there are several ways you can get this advice for free, even if its only the initial discussion or meeting. At least this will give you and idea of the best way to proceed. You might also be eligible for free legal aid to help pay for the cost of legal advice. Find out where you can go to get help and what to expect when you speak to a legal adviser
To get legal aid you normally need to meet certain conditions. A legal adviser can check whether or not you are eligible and apply for the legal aid for you. Find out how to get legal aid and what you can do if you are not eligible.
Community Legal Advice can provide free help or legal advice over the phone and cover all aspects of your life from: family, debt, housing, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credits problems. They will be able to see if you are eligible for legal aid and put you in touch with a specialist legal adviser.
Some legal problems, such as finance, consumer and housing may require specialist legal advice. Getting the right specialist advice in these circumstance will help you get your problem dealt with more effectively.
You can get help and legal advice from a solicitor or legal adviser. They can tell you the different options available to you and help prepare your case if it needs to go to court.
Before you contact anyone about your problem, be prepared. We recommend getting all the information about your problem to hand; copies of any letters, emails, or records that relate to your problem, copies of any court papers or letters from lawyers relating to your problem, copies of any other documents that may help the adviser (e.g. tenancy agreements, HMO certificates, landlords letters, marriage or birth certificates), Anything else you might have that could be construed as evidence.
If you think you might be eligible for free legal advice, you might need; details about your and your partner’s income and expenses such as pay slips, bank statements, bill statements, if you receive any state benefits have proof to hand, details of any savings accounts you have.
You should make sure you get the information you need out of the meeting or chat these are; your options for resolving the problem, your chances of getting the result you want, if you might have to go to court, your eligibility for legal aid and other ways to pay legal costs, what you might have to pay if you lose your case and how to complain if you are unhappy with the legal advice you receive
At the end of this meeting you should know; what you need to do next, what your adviser will do next, if you need to give your adviser any more information and documents, if there are other key dates or deadlines you need to know about, when your adviser will contact you again, or when your next meeting might be, how long they think your case will take
You must tell your legal adviser everything about your case, so they can help you in the best way possible. Any information you tell them will be kept private and confidential.