Our free telephone advice lines have provided many thousands of women with legal advice and information on a wide range of legal issues including domestic violence, child contact, sexual violence and the criminal justice process and immigration and asylum as well as other legal issues arising from relationship breakdown.

We aim to make our advice lines accessible to all women.

We provide a safe space for women to talk about their situation and receive expert legal advice to enable them to make important decisions about their future. Our unique and vital advice lines currently aim to support about 2000 women each year, many of whom are in crisis. As a charity we do not charge individuals for its advice services and we can only advise on the law as it applies in England and Wales.

Read about our impact here.

Interpreting services

We are currently able to offer telephone interpreting services on all our advice lines. You will need to tell the advisor what language you speak and will be put on hold while we call the interpreting service.

Additional Information

We offer free legal advice to women in England and Wales.

We can only advise in English on the law as it applies in England and Wales.

If English is not your first language, we are happy to talk to a friend or support worker who can translate our advice for you. However, due to the nature of our advice, if you are not present with them when they make the call we may be limited in the detail of the advice we can give.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you may be able to contact us using an application such as the NGT Lite Text Relay app.  There’s more information on that here.

The advice lines can be extremely busy. Please keep trying to get through and also look at our legal information here.

Calls are charged at the local rate and calls from mobiles vary according to your network provider and calling plan.

The women solicitors and barristers who advise on our evening sessions are all volunteers. This means that occasionally we have to close the line, sometimes at short notice.

Got more questions about our advice line? Go to Frequently asked questions.