Where to find free & low-cost legal help can be difficult, if you don’t know where to look. Not many people need lawyers, but if you do, then paying privately is a good way to lose all your money. Obviously these services only exist for people with little income, but they are there if you need them. Also find free & low-cost vet care for pets.
- Citizens Advice Centres are good, but they are usually very busy, so book in advance. If you manage to get an appointment, these trained volunteers are very helpful.
- Law Centres can also be visited in person. Their trained legal advisors can help with benefits, education, employment, family, discrimination, housing, immigration and asylum.
- Advocate can help with legal issues, if you don’t qualify for Legal Aid. This service is run by volunteer barristers.
- Many solicitors offer a free 3o-minutes of advice.
- Expert Answers is a trustworthy website, where qualified solicitors work from home, and charge much smaller fees to answer questions online. Everything is confidential, and trading standards approved.
- Good Law Project is a non-profit set up to protect the public. If you have a bigger issue then you can contact them here. The man that set up this is the one that keeps trying to get the government to be held accountable (like trying to stop Prime Minister Johnson suspending parliament, for his own benefit).
- The Contract Shop (US) has some affordable legal templates. This is run by a qualified lawyer, and the business is so successful, that she now has adapted many to be okay for UK law too, so ask them if relevant. Good for legal online contracts, they have a contract for nearly everything.