If you are looking for free legal advice there are a number of resources available to you. Or we can put you in touch with solicitors who offer a free initial consultation.
All you need to do is ask.
Help with legal issues
There are times in life when you would like to speak to a legal professional to get some advice, but you do not necessarily need to instruct a solicitor. For example, you might want to know if you have grounds for a claim, if your employer has treated you wrongfully, or whether you need to go through probate after a loved one dies.
In these kind of situations, you will probably just want a quick conversation to find out what your legal position is, and whether there is any further action you can take, should you want to. But seeing as all you need is some simple advice, you will not want to go through the time and expense of hiring a lawyer.
So, what can you do?
Where to find free legal advice
Well, there are a number of options open to you.
Firstly, if you are a member of a trade union, you might be entitled to receive free legal help. Certain insurance policies also provide access to free or reduced-cost legal advice, so it is worth checking your policy for details.
Secondly, there are a number of charities who can provide legal assistance. Again, this may either be free or they may charge a small fee. Probably the most well-known example is the Citizens Advice Bureau, which has many online resource and offices.
Thirdly, some people will be entitled to legal aid, which covers the cost of their legal fees. However, this will only be available to those with a low income. It can also only be used if your case is considered to be serious – for example, you are at risk of domestic abuse.
Lastly, many solicitors will offer a free initial consultation which allows you to clarify your legal position. Sometimes this is all you need, as it will help you to establish whether you have grounds for a claim or have to go through probate (for example).
Other solicitors also offer an initial consultation for a set fee, during which you can obtain expert legal advice. This can be another good option, as you can ask as many questions as you like during the meeting or phone call.
No win no fee solicitors
Once you have obtained free legal advice, you might find that you actually need to instruct a solicitor to represent you. If you are concerned about the cost, look for a solicitor who can work on a no win no fee basis, or who can work for a fixed fee.
No win no fee means that your solicitor will only be able to recover their legal fees if your case is successful. No win no fee usually only applies to compensation claims, such as personal injury cases and employment law cases.
Other types of legal issue may be dealt with on a fixed fee basis. This will ensure that you know the cost at the outset.
Solicitors near me
If you would like us to put you in touch with solicitors who offer a free initial consultation, work on a no win no fee basis, or a fixed fee basis, simply ask. Fill in the free online enquiry form, or contact us for more information.