Below are a number of links to organisations who offer free legal advice. You may also wish to see information on your legal rights online at www.advicenow.org.uk which is a website run by Law for Life who aim to help people manage their legal problems.
You must put your complaint in writing to the Complaints Partner or to the Complaints Manager at the solicitor’s firm where an “in-house” complaints procedure should be followed. If you have a copy of a formal engagement letter or an information sheet provided at the outset of the work that your solicitor undertook, you should refer to this, as it should contain details of their complaints procedure. Keep copies of all the correspondence and allow 8 weeks for a response to your complaint.
If you need advice regarding complaints or if you feel that conciliation will not provide a suitable means of dealing with your complaint, you should view the Legal Ombudsman website or contact them on 0300 555 0333.
Based at 10 Queen Square, the Leeds Beckett Law Clinic is a place for members of the public to receive free legal advice in areas such as family, employment, housing (Landlord and tenant disputes) and debt.
At the same time, students can develop their skills in a real legal environment by researching a client’s legal issue and providing a letter of advice, under the supervision of a practising solicitor.
As well as the option to attend our Law Clinic in person, we also offer online appointments.
For this semester we are open as follows:
Tuesday 10am until 1pm (family and child law and civil litigation – small claims court matters)
Wednesday 10am until 1pm (employment law)
Friday 10am until 1pm (family and child)
Appointments will run from 5th February 2024 until week of 22nd April 2024. The Law Clinic will be closed over the Easter period w/c 25th March and w/c 1st April 2024.
To make an appointment please call or email us:
• 0113 812 9190
The Citizens Advice Leeds helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. Citizens Advice Leeds has offices across the city and also deliver services from many outreach locations. Click the link to find out more information https://citizensadviceleeds.org.uk/ or call 0808 2787878 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or e-mail on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WANXq49W4MFPx7WSISsmo6B0D5cvw1MLIZMUr6wLcWs/viewform?edit_requested=true
Support Through Court was previously known as the Personal Support Unit (PSU)https://www.supportthroughcourt.org/locations/leeds/
Based in the Leeds Combined Court Centre, The Courthouse, 1 Oxford Row, Leeds, LS1 3BG
You can contact them either via the link above or via e-mail Leeds@supportthroughcourt.org
Or by phone on 0113 306 2764