Finding Legal Advisers
Below is a list of ways you can find a legal adviser. When you call an adviser to make an appointment check that the firm advises on the area of law you need, that they can give legally aided advice if you are in receipt of welfare benefits or on low income and that they will arrange an interpreter if you need one.
If you are contacting someone for immigration legal advice and they are not a solicitor, they are required under law to be registered with the OISC ( Office of the Immigration Commissioner) the body that monitors and regulates the giving of immigration and asylum advice in the UK.
- SBS: We can recommend advisers for you to contact but there is no guarantee they will be able to take your case on;
- Firms, law centres and advice agencies advertise in local newspapers and Yellow Pages.
- You can call the Law Society on 020 7242 1222 or look at their website for solicitors in your area.
- If you have problems with housing and welfare benefits you can contact Citizens Advice Bureaux.
- We can recommend advisers for you to contact but there is no guarantee they will be able to take your case on.
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- If you have immigration problems and are in an abusive relationship
- If someone is threatening to take your child away from you or hurt your child
- If you or someone you know is being forced into a marriage
- Finding legal advisers