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Legal advice and information in England or Wales

Phone 0845 608 1122

If you live in England or Wales and want advice on issues such as debt problems, welfare benefits, housing and immigration, the Community Legal Service can help.

The Community Legal Service is improving public access to good-quality legal and advice services. At the heart of the Community Legal Service are local networks of service providers. These include advice bureaus, law centres, independent advice centres and local authority services.

People involved in the Community Legal Service actively aim to put you in touch with the right person quickly so that you get the right type of advice and information.

If you want to find your nearest Community Legal Service provider, you can phone the Community Legal Service directory line on 0845 608 1122. The line is open seven days a week from 9.00am to 5.30pm. (A textphone service is also available for people who have difficulties with their hearing or speech on 0845 609 6677.)

There are also a number of Community Legal Information Points that have been set up in local libraries, county courts and also from an increasing number of other sites. Each Community Legal Service Information Point holds a copy of the relevant regional directory of legal services as well as a range of leaflets giving basic information about common legal issues, such as debt, housing, consumer advice and employment.

The directory of legal services is also on the Community Legal Service website.

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