You can get free legal advice from solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals. Getting this advice will help you make the right decisions and will give you peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
Solicitors are qualified lawyers who can represent you in court and carry out other types of legal work. They will tell you if you qualify for legal aid and will be able to help you apply for it.
Free Advice From Solicitors
There are several different schemes that pay for people to get legal help and representation in court. These schemes include legal aid, the Legal Services Commission (LSC) and the Legal Support Agency (LSA).
Use this find a solicitor tool to search for solicitors Essex who can help you with your case. It will also let you know if your situation qualifies for legal aid and how much it would cost.
Citizens Advice offers free, confidential and impartial advice about a wide range of issues including benefits, housing or employment problems. They can offer advice over the phone or in person at one of their local branches.
The Free Representation Unit provides free legal help in social security and employment tribunals for people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. The unit only works with cases that have been referred to them by a referral agency.
Advocate, the national pro bono charity of the Bar, matches members of the public with volunteer barristers who are able to give their time to provide free legal advice and represent you in court or tribunals for people who are unable to afford to pay.