Get free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales if you’re eligible for legal aid.

Check if you can get legal aid to see if you’re eligible for free advice.

Civil Legal Advice (CLA)
Online enquiry form
Telephone: 0345 345 4 345
Minicom: 0845 609 6677
Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 12:30pm
Find out about call charges

You can get help with legal aid for:

  • benefit appeals
  • debt, if your home is at risk
  • special educational needs
  • housing
  • discrimination issues
  • help and advice if you’re a victim of domestic violence
  • issues around a child being taken into care

You can also contact CLA if you’re unhappy about the service you’ve received from them.

You can ask CLA for a free call back - use the online form or text ‘legalaid’ and your name to 80010.

There’s a free translation service if English isn’t your first language.

You can also book a British Sign Language interpreter if you’re deaf or hard of hearing.

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