Civil & housing legal services

We deliver free legal advice if you have a case in the County Court, High Court & Court of Appeal and can also provide representation in some cases

How we can help

We deliver free legal advice if you cannot afford a solicitor and have a civil case in a County Court, High Court or Court of Appeal. We can deliver this by phone, email or video conference.

All our legal services are for people who cannot afford a lawyer and if we find you can afford to pay for legal advice we have to stop advising you.

Our legal services are also for people resident in the UK who have a case in a court in England & Wales.

Our civil team cannot assist with criminal cases, personal injury or probate, we can give you details of solicitors or other agencies that can help you.

Legal advice

To book an appointment please complete our civil assessment form and email this to

If we are able to assist you you will be emailed a link to book an appointment - via phone, zoom or in person.


Support through Court can offer non-legal support and their office in the RCJ can be contacted at 0204 520 5959 and

You can also call them on 03000 810 006 which is their national line.


If you have a court hearing at least 3 weeks away you can seek representation from Advocate, the Bar Pro Bono Unit. You can complete an assessment form on

Our email address can be contacted if you need help finding an organisation or have an emergency.

We also have a housing legal aid contract and can advise you if you are eligible for legal aid. Our employment legal service can also advise on the process you should follow with an employment query.

Contact us

Email address

Opening hours

9.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Other information

Our office is in the ground floor to the left of the security desk:

Royal Courts of Justice


London WC2A 2LL

Can we help you?

To find out whether we can help you, please answer a few simple questions about your case. Remember, our service is free, confidential, impartial, and we are independent of the court.

Tell us about your civil case