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.

You can apply for an appointment by completing our triage form and returning it to

You can also call our reception on 0203 475 4273 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2pm -

Please note the message on the home page of our website. During July & August we will have reduced appointments available and whilst we will always try to help you it may not be possible to be granted an appointment during the summer months.

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.

We have a number of leaflets that cover each stage of a civil court claim. Leaflets 4 and 5 contain templates which people have told us they find useful. Please note these leaflets are not a replacement for legal advice, the content is currently being updated as some is out of date.

Contact us

Phone number

0203 475 4373

Email address

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2.00pm -4.00pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays

Other information

Our office at the RCJ Advice is currently closed due to Covid-19

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