Find Legal Advice And Information

Access recordings of the latest training offered to ELAN members on issues related to employment law. Mentoring & Volunteering Find out about opportunities to mentor ELAN legal advisers working in the employment advice sector, as well as the chance to volunteer with ELAN. ELAN contributes to government consultations and co-ordinates efforts with organisations to feed into policy making related to workers’ rights. The Hub provides free legal information to people on how to set up and successfully run a business, as well as on how to deal with situations of over-indebtedness. There is also a specific section dedicated to student loans.

We do not offer court representation and cannot undertake case work. Where we cannot assist, or your matter requires urgent attention, we may be able to refer you to one of our partner law firms for free initial telephone advice. The Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London, provides free legal advice and information to the local community.

A solicitor can help you prepare your case for criminal injuries compensation. If you cannot afford your legal costs, you might be able to apply for advice and assistance from the Scottish Legal Aid Board. A solicitor can also help you prepare for a social security tribunal. Law centres offer free legal advice in their centres across the country. They cover topics such as benefits, employment, housing, immigration and asylum, discrimination and debt. If you need legal assistance but cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, Legal Aid helps meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and representation in a court or tribunal.

Student Volunteers work together with legal professionals to produce information leaflets on various legal topics. We may be able to offer alternative appointments, subject to availability. Enter your postcode below to find your local Musicians’ Union office contact information. The MU has a network of experienced teams available to help musicians in all areas of the industry. Scottish legal firm Harper Macleod have hosted legal webinars for MU members. Watch the released recordings from these webinars to learn the legal side of being a musician.

Law centres have solicitors and other advisers who can give you free legal advice. Many local councils have welfare rights advisers who can help you with money, debt and benefits issues. Gives free advice, information and help on housing and legal issues. Speak to a housing adviser on the phone or find a local service near you.

Citizens Advice can provide support you if you are facing a crisis, or just considering your options. The clinics are for people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Some solicitors offer ‘no win, no fee’ as a way of paying for civil cases, such as personal injury. A no win, no fee agreement is sometimes known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’ . Some offer a fixed fee – that way you’ll know in advance what the advice will cost.

Check how to prepare if a court or tribunal offers you a remote hearing. If you win the case, the solicitor’s fees and expenses you agreed to will be taken from your compensation. You’ll usually be able to recover some costs from your opponent. You might be able to get a short appointment with a solicitor for free or a set cost. Other solicitors might work for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. There are 2 types of legal aid, for criminal and civil cases.

ELAN usually meets formally four times a year to share good practice and information, identify policy issue and collaborate on appropriate responses. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ELAN has moved to more regular virtual meetings. Other – If you require information or advice on other areas of law, we may be able to refer you to one of our partner law firms for free initial telephone advice . We provide students with practical clinic-based teaching, learning and experience.