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

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

You can also text ‘legalaid’ and your name to 80010 to get a call back. This costs the same as a normal text message.

You can get help from CLA for problems including:

  • debt, if your home is at risk
  • special educational needs
  • housing
  • discrimination
  • 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.

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.