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Legal help: where to go and how to pay

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019

This Commons Library briefing paper provides information about where to seek legal help and advice.

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This Commons Library briefing paper provides information about sources of legal help and advice, and how to pay for it, including:

  • Finding legal help;
  • Self-representation;
  • Legal aid;
  • Pro bono legal help;
  • Other ways of finding legal advice, including organisations which provide help and advice in connection with specific legal issues.

Legal help or advice should be given by a suitably qualified person with professional liability insurance.

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Hypertext links and URLs in this note are accurate at the date of publication, 1 August 2019.

The Library is unable to endorse or take responsibility for the content of any external website, directory or publication mentioned in this note, or to recommend any specific legal advisers. Many of the organisations listed in this paper were found via a web search only and this list may not be exhaustive.


Commons Briefing papers SN03207

Author: Jennifer Brown

Topics: Legal aid, Legal profession, Personal injury

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