Our legal advice clinics provide free initial, one-off advice by lawyers who volunteer their time with us.

Volunteer legal advisers help people in our community – including those on low incomes who aren’t eligible for legal aid – to understand their rights and know what steps they can take next.

We run up to 16 advice clinics each week. These are currently by phone and involve more than 50 pro bono volunteers a week giving advice. Last year they advised over 3,000 people on issues including housing, rent deposits, family, employment, immigration and small claims.

If you need advice, please get in touch using our contact form, and we might be able to offer free initial advice through our volunteer lawyers. *No eligibility required – we are here for everyone!

At a glance


people advised by volunteer lawyers last year

£1.5 million

worth of legal advice provided to our community

8 in 10

people leave with a better understanding of their problem

More information about advice clinics

What you’ll need for your free initial advice appointment

If you’ve been offered a free initial advice appointment with one of our volunteer legal advisers, please read this useful information about what you’ll need.

Impact of community legal advice clinics

8 in 10 people leave our free community advice clinics with a better understanding of their legal problem, and would recommend the clinics to someone else.

Volunteer – pro bono

Our dedicated volunteer lawyers share their time and expertise with local people, so that everyone can have equal access to justice and can defend their rights.