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Legal advice

The purpose of this factsheet is to ensure that the reader is informed and updated about the legal matters contained within the factsheet.

It is important to get the correct legal advice for any problems or issues of a legal nature that you may currently be experiencing. There are a number of different agencies who may be able to help you.

 • Your Solicitor

• Bournemouth & District Law Society, Tel: 01202 587551, Email: office@bournemouthlaw.com  www.bournemouthlaw.com  – who can recommend a solicitor in your area if you do not have one.

• Local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – many bureaux now have a short assessment interview to help decide how you will be best advised, appointments may be made following this assessment.

• Community Legal Advice – accessed via CAB, a solicitor, or a Community Legal Services advice provider funded by the Legal Services Commission.

Free legal advice

Your local CAB is able to offer free “initial interview” legal advice, and advise you of your rights and decide how you can be best advised.  You may then be asked to make an appointment.  Otherwise an adviser should be available by phone though this may be for an introductory interview only. They are also able to direct you to other legal services that may be able to give you more in depth help.  Local CAB offices are at the following locations and have links to the Community Legal Service:

CAB Bournemouth

West Wing  
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue
Tel: 03444 111444
Email: bournemouthcabadvice@hotmail.com

Customer Service, Drop-In, telephone advice, and specialist appointments from Monday – Friday available 9.30am – 2.30pm. 
Outreach services (localised services and awareness events) available but for further information contact 03444 111444
Fax: 01202 290975  

CAB Kinson (North Bournemouth)

The Kinson Hub
Wimborne Road
BH11 9AW
Tel: 03444 111444 - Contact for appointments only. 
Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Drop -in service every Monday 10am – 1.30pm.

CAB West Howe (North Bournemouth)

West Howe Library
Cunningham Crescent
West Howe
BH11 8DU

Drop-in service every Tuesday 10am – 3.30pm (closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm).

CAB Salvation Army BH1 Project

107 Palmerston Road

Drop-in service on alternate Thursdays 11am – 1.30pm

CAB Westbourne

Our Lady Immaculate Church Hall
Seamoor Road

Drop-in service alternate Thursdays 11am – 2.30pm

CAB Christchurch

2 Sopers Lane
BH23 1JG
Telephone Advice Line: 01202 482023
Existing clients only – 01202 488442
Fax: 01202 488441
Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Opening hours are as follows:

Monday: 9am – 1pm – Reception and Appointments, 1pm – 5pm Appointments only
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm – Reception and call advice line for gateway assessment interview
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm – Reception from 9am, advice line from 10am for gateway assessment interview
Thursday: 10am – 1pm – Reception from 9am, advice line from 10am for gateway assessment interview
Friday: 9am – 1pm – Reception and Appointments, 1pm – 5pm - Appointments only.

Telephone advice: Tuesday: 10am – 1pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 4pm.


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