Legal & financial > Legal advice

Legal advice is necessary when elderly people are considering particular actions, because lawyers know how to apply the law to individual circumstances. The need for help from a lawyer who interprets the law is essential in protecting the interests of older people, especially for example when buying or selling a home. Most lawyers specialise, for example in conveyancing or criminal law. There are several organisations, including Citizens Advice, that can help in finding a lawyer who specialises in particular problems. Law centres provide independent advice and representation for disadvantaged people, and they specialise in social welfare law which includes housing and homelessness, community care, discrimination and welfare rights.

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Legal & financial > Legal advice services in England

Bedfordshire (8) Berkshire (10) Buckinghamshire (11) Cambridgeshire (7) Channel Islands (7) Cheshire (12) Cornwall (6) Cumbria (10) Derbyshire (9) Devon (12) Dorset (19) Durham (9) East Riding of Yorkshire (6) East Sussex (14) Essex (18) Gloucestershire (11) Greater London (42) Greater Manchester (18) Hampshire (19) Herefordshire (8) Hertfordshire (17) Isle of Man (4) Isle of Wight (6) Kent (16) Lancashire (6) Leicestershire (9) Lincolnshire (11) Merseyside (10) Norfolk (7) North Yorkshire (13) Northamptonshire (8) Northumberland (6) Nottinghamshire (13) Oxfordshire (10) Shropshire (8) Somerset (12) South Yorkshire (12) Staffordshire (14) Suffolk (11) Surrey (16) Tyne and Wear (12) Warwickshire (10) West Midlands (22) West Sussex (7) West Yorkshire (13) Wiltshire (7) Worcestershire (17)

Legal & financial > Legal advice services in Scotland

Aberdeen (2) Aberdeenshire (4) Angus (2) Argyll & Bute (1) Clackmannanshire (1) Dumfries & Galloway (1) Dundee (1) East Ayrshire (1) East Dunbartonshire (1) East Lothian (1) East Renfrewshire (1) Edinburgh (1) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (1) Falkirk (1) Fife (1) Glasgow (1) Highland (1) Inverclyde (1) Midlothian (1) Moray (1) North Ayrshire (1) North Lanarkshire (1) Orkney Islands (1) Perth & Kinross (1) Renfrewshire (1) Scottish Borders (1) Shetland Islands (1) South Ayrshire (1) South Lanarkshire (1) Stirling (1) West Dunbartonshire (1) West Lothian (1)

Legal & financial > Legal advice services in Wales

Anglesey (3) Blaenau Gwent (3) Bridgend (3) Caerphilly (3) Cardiff (3) Carmarthenshire (3) Ceredigion (3) Conwy (3) Denbighshire (3) Flintshire (3) Gwynedd (3) Merthyr Tydfil (3) Monmouthshire (3) Neath Port Talbot (3) Newport (3) Pembrokeshire (3) Powys (3) Rhondda Cynon Taff (3) Swansea (3) Torfaen (3) Vale of Glamorgan (3) Wrexham (3)

Legal & financial > Legal advice services in Northern Ireland

Antrim (1) Armagh (1) Belfast (1) Down (1) Fermanagh (1) Londonderry (1) Tyrone (1)