How we work
Our purpose is to help those people who need it most - namely individuals who would not be able to pay for legal advice themselves. Working in this way ensures our work creates a valuable benefit for the general public which, as a charity, is why we exist.
We therefore target our services to the most disadvantaged groups, and work with people from these groups to understand both what advice they need, and how they want to get it. This helps us choose which types of legal advice to offer, and helps us identify related needs for which legal advice might not be the best answer. In these cases, we look to design and deliver other types of community project.
Legal Aid eligibility
To get free advice through the government's Legal Aid scheme, you need to meet a number of eligibility criteria. These relate to your income, savings, property and nationality, for example. Please contact us if you want to find out if you qualify for Legal Aid.
We also offer some kinds of legal advice and casework to individuals that wish to pay for it themselves.
This is because we recognise there is a demand for such work and, by using our expertise to provide it, we can generate additional income that helps to support our free advice services.
Currently we offer only certain types of immigration and employment work to private clients:
Our staff, volunteers and trustees