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The Community Legal Service Partnership is made up of local information and advice providers to support and help people with problems about the law, legal services and general rights and entitlements.

Why Seek Advice?

  • As few as four out of ten people seek help or advice to deal with their problems.
  • Between 1.8 and 3 billion unclaimed in means tested benefits.
  • 4 billion paid in unnecessary interest on consumer credit.
  • 4.5 billion paid in inappropriate debt consolidation borrowing.

How Can the CLS Help?

By offering professional advice and support to deal with problems ranging from debt, benefit entitlement, housing, consumer and sale of goods, education to family, domestic violence and employment.

Will I Have to Pay?

  • The majority of voluntary organisations in the Community Legal Service offer free advice.
  • The Community Legal Service Fund may also cover Solicitors costs subject to financial eligibility and for those on low income the advice may be free.

Where Can I Get Help?

There are a number of ways to find a suitable advice agency to help deal with your problem

See Also: Further Information on Advice Agencies

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Last Updated: 18.07.2013 at 17:10

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