Your rights and the law

Services

  • Data protection

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Selling, buying and carrying knives

    The laws on selling, buying and carrying a knife depend on the type of knife, your age and your circumstances

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Policy and engagement

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