Our Volunteer Lawyer’s Programme, which provides free one-off legal advice appointments, will be closed between 18th December 2023 and 7th January 2024- no consultations will be available to the public during this time.
All other services continue uninterrupted.
Our Volunteer Lawyers Programme provide free initial, one-off legal 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 appointments each week. These are currently by phone and involve more than 400 volunteer lawyers a year giving advice. Last year they advised around 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
worth of legal advice provided to our community
8 in 10
people leave with a better understanding of their problem
More information about advice appointments
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 appointments
8 in 10 people leave our free community advice appointments with a better understanding of their legal problem, and would recommend the appointments 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.