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From 1st April 2011 the following new advice lines will be opening at the following new times:
Family law advice line for advice on issues including:
- domestic violence and abuse
- divorce and civil partnership dissolution
- relationship breakdown
- issues relating to children, including parental responsibility, child contact and residence
Call 020 7251 6577 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) on Mondays between 11am-1pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm, Thursdays between 7pm-9pm and Fridays between 12noon-2pm
Criminal law advice line for advice on issues including:
- sexual offences, including rape and sexual assault
- domestic violence and harassment
- reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system
- the rights of victims, witnesses and defendants
- criminal injuries compensation
Call 020 7251 8887 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) on Tuesdays between 11am-1pm and Thursdays between 2pm-4pm
Immigration and asylum law advice line for advice on issues including:
- the rights of EEA nationals and their family members
- claiming asylum in the UK
- domestic violence and immigration law
- no recourse to public funds
Call 020 7490 7689 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) on Mondays between 2pm-4pm and Wednesdays between 11am-1pm
Please note that we currently have lower staffing levels on our advice line than usual. Unfortunately this means that we may need to close some of our advice line sessions during the daytime. Please call the advice line for details of this week's sessions. We hope to resume a normal service as soon as possible and apologise for the inconvenience
You can read about our advice lines here.
All our advisors are women solicitors or barristers with expertise in the relevant areas of law. Please ring during the relevant advice line session. We cannot advise outside of the advice line times or by email. We can only advise in English on the law as it applies in England and Wales and that legal advice is available by telephone or textphone only. We can speak to individual women seeking legal advice as well as individuals and organisations who support women with these issues.
The advice lines can be extremely busy, so please be patient. In addition, the women barristers and solicitors who advise on our evening sessions are all volunteers. This inevitably means that because of volunteer absence we occasionally have to close the line at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and recommend that you call the relevant Advice Line for a recorded message with the weeks open sessions.
Please note that both our advice lines are telephone services. Unfortunately we cannot answer email enquiries. Please read our FAQ section here
Downloadable free information sheets on legal issues affecting women here.
You can request flyers and posters about our advice line services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for advisors: We run training courses for advisors working with women. We also produce a range of publications which may be of use.