Community Legal Service

The Community Legal Service is a network of organisations and advice providers funded by the Legal Services Commission to provide and promote civil legal aid services. Civil law deals with disputes between individuals or organisations. Legal help is available to people who are experiencing problems in the areas of benefits, community care issues, debt, domestic violence, education, employment, housing, mental health, relationship breakdown via Community Legal Advice.

Community Legal Advice (CLA)

CLA is a free and confidential advice service funded by legal aid which in turn is funded by The Legal Services Commission. If you are on a low income or benefits you may be able to get free specialist advice from qualified legal advisers via the CLA. Even if you are not eligible for legal aid, CLA can direct you to other services that can help you. You will be asked about your problem in order to find out what help you need, and will also be asked some questions about your finances to assess whether you are eligible for legal aid. For further information contact:

Community Legal Advice

Legal Services Commission
4 Abbey Orchard Street
London, SW1P 2BS
Helpline: 0845 345 4 345
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm Saturday 9am – 12.30pm
Minicom: 0845 609 6677
Text: text “legalaid” and your name to 80010. The cost of your text will be at the standard rate for your operator.
Websites: or www.GOV.UK


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