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Frequently asked questions

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Where can I get free legal advice?

Rights of Women offer free, confidential legal advice lines for women in the areas of family law, criminal law, and immigration and asylum law. Please click here for full details of our advice line services and how to access them.


There is also a list of other useful organisations on our links page.

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Can you represent me in Court?

We cant represent you in Court, but we can provide free legal advice and signposting to solicitors in your area.

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Can I come and see you?

We dont see people in person and we dont take casework. Advice is given by telephone only.

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Will you take my case on?

We dont do casework, but you can call us for free legal advice.

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Can you recommend a solicitor?

We cant recommend or refer you to a solicitor, but we can provide you with names and contact details of solicitors near you who deal with the area of law you may need help with.

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Will my call to the advice lines be confidential?

All calls to the advice lines are confidential. You will speak to a trained woman lawyer.

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Can you provide advice in languages other than English?

We can only provide legal advice in English on ourlegal advice telephone helplines.

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Do you have a textphone on the advice lines?

Yes - the number is 020 7490 2562.

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Do I have to be a member to get free legal advice?

No, all women can phone our legal advice line.

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Do you provide legal advice in person, by post or by email?

No, we can only provide advice on our legal advice telephone helplines.

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The line is busy when I call. What should I do?

Our helplines are often very busy and you may have trouble getting through. Often if you call back later in the session or during an evening session, you are more likely to be connected.

We apologise for any difficulty this causes we answer as many calls as we can but there are many women who need our help.

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Who can call the advice lines?

The advice lines are for women who need legal advice. We dont provide a counselling service, but we may be able to signpost you to an organisation that can help you.

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What if Im not happy with the service youve provided?

We have a complaints procedure. Call the office on 020 7251 6575 to receive full details.

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