If you have any kind of legal issue, spending your life savings and getting stressed is not the way to go. If the issue is not that big, often the best thing to do is just let it go. Decide whether the stress of ‘winning’ is worth it. Having said that, if you need legal help, here are places that can help if you have no money. Not many people can afford private lawyers. Also check your local town, as many solicitors offer free advice. Also see free & low-cost legal help for pets.
- Citizens Advice Centres are good, but usually very busy, so book in advance. If you get an appointment, these trained volunteers are very helpful.
- Law Centres can also be visited in person. Their legal advisors can help with benefits, education, employment, family, discrimination, housing, immigration and asylum.
- Advocate can help with legal issues, if you don’t qualify for Legal Aid. This service is run by volunteer barristers.
- Expert Answers is a trustworthy website, where qualified solicitors work from home, and charge smaller fees to answer questions online. Everything is confidential, and trading standards approved.
- Good Law Project is a non-profit set up to protect the public. If you have a bigger environmental or other issue, contact them.