Your rights and the law

Services

  1. Check if you can get legal aid

    Find out if you can get legal aid, which can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal if you can’t afford it

  2. Data protection

    The Data Protection Act (DPA) controls how personal information can be used and your rights to ask for information about yourself

  3. Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010

    You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do daily activities

  4. Get a copy of your police records

    Ask your local police to give you a copy of the information they hold about you - CRB check, DBS check, proof of identity

  5. How to make a freedom of information (FOI) request

    How to make a request from public bodies and organisations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), how much it costs and how long it takes

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Electricity meters: independent testing of accuracy
  2. Gas meters: independent testing of accuracy
  3. Consumer product safety: advice for staying safe
  4. Czech Republic: lawyers
  5. Switzerland and Liechtenstein: lawyers and notary publics
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News and communications

  1. ‘Upskirting’ now a specific crime as bill receives Royal Assent
  2. Upskirting: know your rights
  3. Our vision for legal education
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence
  2. Enforcing human rights: government response
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Responding to human rights judgments: 2018 to 2019
  2. Responding to human rights judgments: 2017 to 2018
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