Law centres and other advice providers

A number of organisations can give you free advice and information, regardless of your income.

Advice Now

Website offering practical and easy-to-read advice and guides on a wide range of areas.


Does not offer advice directly but has a detailed list of organisations and contacts who do.

Bar Pro Bono Unit

Offers free legal representation, subject to a referral by a Citizens Advice Bureau, a law centre or an MP.

Citizens Advice

Offers advice by phone or in person from every local bureau, as well as via the helplines number listed above, on a range of civil and welfare issues.

Law Centres Network

You can find your nearest law centre on their website using the postcode search function. Your local office can offer you face-to-face legal advice and some also offer a telephone advice line.

The Liberty Advice Line

The website provides information on your rights under the Human Rights Act 1998. For advice on human and civil rights matters, call the advice line:

  • 0845 123 2307 or 020 3145 0461 Monday 6.30-8.30pm, Wednesday 12.30-2.20pm, Thursday 6.30-8.30pm, Friday 2-4pm
Personal Support Unit

Provides support in civil proceedings. They are based a a number of courts across the country.