Our telephone advice lines provide vital free and confidential legal advice to women to help you understand the law and your legal rights.
Calls are charged at local rates. Please note that calls made outside the opening hours will not be answered but will still be charged when connecting to our voicemail service.
Our voicemail service will inform you about our service’s opening hours but does not accept messages.
We aim to make our advice lines accessible to all women.
We offer telephone interpreting services on our advice lines. You will need to tell the adviser what language you speak and will be put on hold while we call the interpreting service.
Additionally, 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.
Callers who receive advice on our advice lines do not become ongoing clients of Rights of Women. We can only provide you with advice during the call and not any follow up advice or casework, unless we agree otherwise during that call (for example, due to having the capacity and resources to do so under a specific project we are running). However, you can always call us again for more advice.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
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.
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.
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 procedure; Settlement Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
This page answers some common questions about our advice lines.
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, sexual harassment at work, and immigration and asylum. Read more about our advice lines here.