This factsheet helps you to get the legal help you need, including legal information and advice on civil matters (where you have a dispute with another individual or organisation). It does not cover criminal matters.
It covers free advice from local and national independent advice agencies and legal information online, as well as getting paid advice from a solicitor or independent financial adviser. It looks at options for paying for advice and has information on the Legal Aid scheme.
There is information about independent financial advisers and what you need to think about it you are planning to engage their services.
The information in this factsheet is applicable in England and Wales. If