Your rights and the law


  1. Data protection

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

  2. 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

  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. Consumer rights

    Consumer protection and rights for goods and services - returning faulty goods, consumer credit, credit and store cards, refunds

  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. Switzerland and Liechtenstein: lawyers and notary publics
  2. Czech Republic: lawyers
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News and communications

Policy papers and consultations

  1. Enforcing human rights: government response
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Responding to human rights judgments: 2017 to 2018
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