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Abbotstone Law

Abbotstone Law is run by four industry leading practitioners specialising in mental health and capacity law. Their leadership team has over 30 years of combined experience in client representation and unrivalled experience understanding the challenges and opportunities of operating within the legal aid framework. Their mental health solicitors advise clients who are detained under the Mental Health more »


They provide information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. ACAS stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with more »

Advicenow (website)

Advicenow  is an independent, not-for-profit website  providing accurate, helpful information on rights and legal issues for people who need it. They believe that everybody should have access to good quality information that helps them to deal with their legal problem.  They work to achieve that in a number of different ways.  They provide an information service more »

Advising London

Advising London (formerly Blackfriars Advice Centre) is a generalist, independent, confidential advice agency.  They provide advice on: Money matters, debt Welfare Benefits Housing Employment Consumer Issues Immigration

Afro-Asian Advisory Service

They are an independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Southwark providing a free specialist legal service to anyone regardless of nationality or ethnic origin. More than 2,500 people a year use the service, including people from Africa, The Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Services The Afro-Asian more »

Antell & Co Solicitors

Antell & Co Solicitors are based in London and provide legal advice surrounding mental health and incapacity law.  Their work includes all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983, detention in hospital and mental health tribunals.

Begum & Co Solicitors

  Offers advice and representation in mental health law, under the legal aid scheme for patients seeking legal assistance whilst they are detained or experiencing aftercare issues. Can assist with a wide range of spectrum of mental health related issues such as:  applications to the First Tier Mental Health Tribunals, Nearest Relative Applications, Nearest Relative more »

Blavo & Co Solicitors

The Mental Health Team at Blavo & Co is the largest provider of Mental Health legal services in the UK.  They take on matters on short notice and provide a fast service to their clients.  They are pioneers in providing in-house advocacy to our clients.    The Specialist Team at Blavo & Co consists of a team of Partners, highly trained more »

Brixton Advice Centre

We promote access to justice by providing good quality legal advice and representation to people who would otherwise be unable to afford legal services We specialise in advice on Housing / Homelessness, Welfare Benefits and Debt Need help now? Use One Lambeth Advice to find online information, speak to advisers by web chat, email or telephone and to more »

Burke Niazi Solicitors

One of the largest Mental Health firms in North London. They have grown over the years as a result of the increased need for advocates in England. They cover, all of London.

Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

Free legal advice in England and Wales for people who are eligible for legal aid.  You can get help from CLA on a range of problems, including:  debt if your home is at risk, special educational needs, housing, discrimination, domestic violence and issues around a child being taken into care. You can also contact CLA more »

Disability Law Service

They provide information, advice and assistance to those with disabilities and their carers. DLS provides free legal advice in the following areas of law: Community Care Law (advice and representation) Disability Discrimination (advice and factsheets) Employment Law (advice and representation) Welfare Benefits (factsheets advice lines reopening soon)  Services include: Free factsheets Free telephone Legal Advice Service Legal representation more »

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Who they are: The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. Their job is to help make Britain fairer. They do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity more »

Female Prisoners Welfare Project- Hibiscus

The Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) is a charity which provides support for females of all ethnic origins and nationalities within the UK criminal justice system. Hibiscus is branch of the FPWP aimed at the special needs of foreign national women imprisoned in the UK and ensure that they understand the British Criminal Justice system more »

Fisher Meredith LLP

We know that when you are faced with a legal problem you’ll want it resolved quickly and without fuss. Fisher Meredith is a London based law firm that has been providing successful outcomes for individuals and businesses since 1975. Fisher Meredith offers a wide range of legal services to individuals, businesses and other commercial organisations. Our more »

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred more »

GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates

GT Stewart Solicitors are a team of solicitors who specialise in criminal defence work and public law challenges. They offer legal advice and representation on issues such as extradition and unlawful detention. They provide representation to people who are (or have recently been) detained under the Mental Health Act. They advise and represent people in more »

Immigration Advice Service

At the Immigration Advice Service we specialise in a wide range of UK visa, nationality and asylum applications to the UK Border Agency, the Home Office department responsible for controlling immigration. Our expert immigration lawyers can provide advice, practical assistance and professional representation to guide you through the application and decision-making process from start to finish. more »


INQUEST  is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of eight and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in more »

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI is an independent national charity. We work to ensure justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy and we provide direct legal advice and assistance to those affected by UK immigration control. Our objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic, and civil rights more »

Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties)

Liberty is also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties. Founded in 1934, they are a cross party, non-party membership organisation at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in the UK. They promote the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of a democratic society. Liberty campaigns more »

London South Bank University Legal Advice Clinic

The Legal Advice Clinic is a free public drop-in advice service staffed by LSBU law students working under the supervision of practising solicitors. They  provide basic information on any topic. They provide generalist advice in all social welfare matters (except immigration). They can direct you to appropriate local advice and legal services. They provide specialist legal advice in more »

Mackintosh Law

Mackintosh Law is a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity and community care. Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is the Sole Principal of the firm. Nicola is nationally recognised as a leading lawyer advising and conducting complex casework for disabled clients. Together with more »

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they more »

Mental Health Law Online

The internet resource on mental health law in England and Wales, primarily for mental health practitioners, to which anyone can contribute. From April 2006 to September 2010 this website was called Wiki Mental Health. An internet resource on mental health law in England and Wales compiled and edited by website users. Provides general information and more »

National Centre for Domestic Violence

NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary. They specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping more »


NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.  NYAS provides specialist legal advice and assistance. NYAS is a Legal Services Commission provider. Through these services NYAS provides more »

Personal Support Unit PSU

The PSU is a charity for people facing court alone.  Many thousands of people find they must represent themselves in court during life-changing situations: divorce, contact with their children, eviction, and trying to recover debts. The PSU helps people to represent themselves more effectively in civil and family cases and tribunals. Their free, instant-access service more »

Release – Drugs and Drug Law

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an independent and registered charity.  Through their services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use (drugs and alcohol) and to drug laws. Services include a telephone helpline, help more »

Rights of Women

We are a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law.  Our vital services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. We also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access more »

Scott – Moncrieff & Associates Ltd – Solicitors

Their Mental Health Department represents clients with mental health problems.  Their experienced solicitors are members of the Law Society Mental Health Panel.  Legal Aid can be offered subject to eligibility criteria. Also deal with a wide range of legal issues.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales.  We regulate more than 130,000 solicitors in England and Wales. Our purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified. The solicitors’ profession includes single-solicitor practices and huge firms more »

Southwark Law Centre

Provides specialist legal advice, casework and representation in Employment, Housing, Asylum/Immigration and Welfare Rights Law, mainly for people who live or work in the London Borough of Southwark. Does not provide a drop in service or provide general information. Appointments are usually made via other agencies – for example, advice centres, councillors, social workers and more »

Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)

Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the use of mediation amongst families more »

Steel and Shamash Solicitors

Provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law.  Also cover a wide range of other legal issues.

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.  It was set up over 40 years ago and has grown to become the oldest and largest victims’ organisation in the world.  It offers advice and practical and emotional support for victims of crime;  also specialist help for people experiencing more »

Waterloo Action Centre

Waterloo Action Centre is a busy centre with lots of  social activities, a day time welfare advice service and a free evening legal advice service. The advice service offers a confidential advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment issues to residents of Lambeth.   Phone to make an appointment for Wednesday or Friday, 9am – 5pm.   Other languages are spoken in addition to English. The Waterloo Legal Advice more »

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their Legal Helpline gives parents and carers advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, shared parental more »

Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)

The Lambeth Youth Offending Service (LYOS) works with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. Help young people at the police station if they’re arrested Help young people and their families at court Supervise young people more »

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