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Criminal law advice

Our criminal law advice line can advise you on: sexual offences including rape and sexual assault; domestic violence, harassment and stalking; coercive and controlling behaviour; reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system; criminal injuries compensation; complaints about the police and other criminal justice bodies.

There are two ways you can get criminal law advice from Rights of Women. You can send us a message through our online FLOWS Answers service or you can call us on our criminal law telephone advice line.

Both of these services are for women in England and Wales who need advice on criminal law.

We can advise you on:

  • sexual offences including rape and sexual assault
  • domestic violence, harassment and stalking
  • coercive and controlling behaviour
  • reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system
  • criminal injuries compensation
  • complaints about the police and other criminal justice bodies

Criminal law advice line

Due unforeseen circumstances our Criminal Law Advice Line will be closed tonight Thursday 23rd May. It will be re-open next Tuesday 28th May.

Call: 020 7251 8887

Opening hours: 

Tuesday 10am – 12pm

Thursday 7pm – 9pm

Please note the advice line is closed on bank holidays.

We offer telephone interpreting services on 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.

Flows Answers

We run a free online criminal law advice service for women in England and Wales called FLOWS Answers. You can write to us using the online tool and a lawyer from the Rights of Women team will email you with a response to your question within 2 weeks.

You can find the service here.

Other advice lines

Family law advice

Our family law advice lines can advise you on: domestic violence and abuse; divorce, finances and property on relationship breakdown; cohabitation, finances and property on relationship breakdown; parental responsibility and arrangements for children; lesbian parenting.

Immigration and asylum law advice

We have three immigration and asylum law advice lines: our EU settlement scheme advice line; our immigration and asylum law advice line; and our professionals' advice line.

Sexual harassment at work advice

Our sexual harassment at work advice line can advise you on: identifying sexual harassment; how to bring a complaint against your employer; advice about grievances and investigations; The Employment Tribunal procedures; Settlement Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

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