Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

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Free legal advice in England and Wales for people who are eligible for legal aid.  You can get help from CLA on a range of problems, including:  debt if your home is at risk, special educational needs, housing, discrimination, domestic violence and issues around a child being taken into care.
You can also contact CLA if you are unhappy with the service you receive from them.  There is a free translation service if English is not your first language.  You can also book a British Sign Language Interpreter if you are deaf or hard of hearing


Services and Information
Births, death, marriages and care
Business and self-employed
Citizenship and living in the UK
Crime, justice and the law
Disabled people
Driving and transport
Education and learning
Employing people
Environment and countryside
Housing and local services
Money and tax
Passports, travel and living abroad
Visas and immigration
Working, jobs and pensions. 


Proof you’ll need to provide when you speak to CLA:

recent payslips (if you’re working)
bank statements
details of any savings and investments you have
details of any benefits you get
mortgage statements and a current valuation for any property you own


Contact Details

0345 345 4345


Other Info

Opening times:
Advice Line: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat. 9am to 12.30pm You can also text 'legalaid' and your name to 80010 to get a callback. This costs the same as a normal text message.


Other information:
CLA is funded by Legal Aid

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