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List of useful organisations


Advice Now

Advice Now is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, helpful information on rights and legal issues for the general public.

Advice Services Alliance

Advice Services Alliance can point you in the direction of local advice services that might be able to help you.

Asylum Aid

Expert legal representation for people who need refugee protection. Campaigning for asylum reform at the heart of Government.

Bar Council

Members of the public, professionals and companies can instruct a barrister without the use of a solicitor. You can search this online directory of trained barristers by town or city, area of practice or the barrister's name.

Citizens Advice Bureau

CAB helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Criminal Injuries

Guidance on how to claim compensation for a criminal injury.


Directgov is the website of the UK government providing information and online services on topics ranging from completing your driving test and parental leave to finding a job or a local NHS service.

Find a Local Solicitor

How to find legal advisers and solicitors near you.

Free Representation Unit

FRU provides free legal representation for the public and advocacy experience for junior lawyers.

Guide to Welfare Benefits

Guidance on welfare benefits, tax credits, eligibility and appeals.


Advisory and support service for litigants in person.

Housing Advice

Your legal obligations and rights when renting, buying or owning a home, plus information about Council Tax, what to do if you're homeless and where to get help.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.

Law Centres Network

Law Centres defend the rights of people who cannot afford a lawyer. They are specialists working in their local communities to uphold justice and advance equality.

Law Society

The Law Society can help you find a solicitor and also provides guides on common legal issues.


LawWorks is a charity which aims to provide free legal help to individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and who are unable to access legal aid.

Legal Services Commission Community Legal Advice

For information on how to claim legal aid.

London Councils Directory

Contact details for each of the 33 London Councils, including service team officers and Councillors.

My Advice Gateway

Free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits.

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is responsible for regulating immigration advisers by ensuring they are fit and competent and act in the best interest of their clients.

Ombudsman Association

Helps you find the right Ombudsman to deal with your complaint.

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives.


Family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Tenancy Deposit Protection

Information on government-backed schemes to protect tenants’ deposits.

Trading Standards

Find your local Trading Standards office to complain about illegal sales activity. Businesses can also check to make sure they’re trading legally.

UK Council for International Student Affairs

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK.


Consumer affairs.

Your local MP

Find your local MP’s name and contact details.