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Legal Advice Centre

We provide free legal consultancy and support to people with family law, employment and Wills Advice, but do not have a in house lawyer and are not entitled to legal aid.

Plymouth Citizens Advice is able to provide remote legal consultations working with University House Law Centre in London. This means we can offer 45 minute consultation with a solicitor conducted remotely as well an appointment with one of our legal advice workers. This only applies to Family Law and Employment

Family Law

  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Completing / responding to a divorce petition
  • Separation and Cohabitation
  • Financial Orders
  • Asset freezing orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Non-molestation orders
  • Child Arrangements
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Domestic abuse
  • Navigating family court and processes generally

Before you contact us, you can find out more about the issues affecting you with these links:

Sorting out money

Making agreements about your children

Domestic violence and abuse

How to separate

If you were living together

What help do we offer?

When a referral is made the client will be contacted within one working week to book in the appointment.

You will then either be booked in with an appointment with one of our Legal Advice Workers or will receive a 45 minute consultation with a solicitor conducted remotely

Please note the solicitors appointments are only available every Thursday for Family Law. They will take place at either 1200 or 1300.


We can offer

  • Advice on the law, your rights, your options and what to do next
  • Assistance with court applications and statements/evidence
  • Advice on court process and procedure
  • Support with Form filling
  • Support vulnerable clients to get legal aid

Please note: We support clients as litigants in person. We do not undertake litigation on a client’s behalf or offer representation at court. When receiving advice, clients remain responsible for the management and conduct of their case.

Eligibility

We cannot advise if you are currently instructing or receiving advice from a lawyer.

Before contacting us, please complete a Legal Aid check. If you are entitled to legal aid we recommend you seek a solicitor instead of our service.

Contact Us

To get in touch, please use the referral form link here

Our current call-back time is 3-5 working days.

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Employment

Issues we cover in Employment

  • Discrimination
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Problems with Dismissal
  • Making a grievance at work
  • Asserting your legal rights at work

Before you contact us, you can find out more about the issues affecting you with these links:

Discrimination at work

Checking if it’s discrimination

Taking action

Rights at work

Basic rights and contracts

Pay

Problems with work

Coronavirus and Furlough

What help do we offer?

Coronavirus – being furloughed if you can’t work
Coronavirus – if you have problems getting your furlough pay
Coronavirus – if you’re self-employed
Coronavirus – if you’re worried about working
Coronavirus – if you need to be off work to care for someone
When a referral is made the client will be contacted within one working week to book in the appointment.

You will then either be booked in with an appointment with one of our Legal Advice Workers or will receive a 45 minute consultation with a solicitor conducted remotely

Please note the solicitors appointments are only available every Wednesday for Employment. They will take place at either 1200 or 1300.

Please note: We support clients as litigants in person. We do not undertake litigation on a client’s behalf or offer representation at court. When receiving advice, clients remain responsible for the management and conduct of their case.

Eligibility

We cannot advise if you are currently instructing or receiving advice from a lawyer.

Before contacting us, please complete a Legal Aid check. If you are entitled to legal aid we recommend you seek a solicitor instead of our service.

Contact Us

To get in touch, please use the referral form link. Our current call-back time is 5 working days.

Please be aware you will need to have any of the relevant documents relating to your employment such as a copy of your contract and payslip for this referral. This supports us in providing you more accurate advice to support you. These can be uploaded as photos, scanned copies, word document or PDF.

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Wills Advice

Issues we cover in Wills advice

  • Advising on how to apply for probate
  • Advising on challenging the Executor to provide a full account of what they have done and to produce estate accounts
  • Advising on dilutes between members of the family involved in the estate of their parent

Before you contact us, you can find out more about the issues affecting you with these links:

Wills

When a referral is made the client will be contacted within one working week to book in the appointment.

You will then be booked in with an appointment with one of our Legal Advice Workers. This can be up to an hour. These appointments are every Monday at 1100

Please note: We support clients as litigants in person. We do not undertake litigation on a client’s behalf or offer representation at court. When receiving advice, clients remain responsible for the management and conduct of their case.

Eligibility

We cannot advise if you are currently instructing or receiving advice from a lawyer.

Before contacting us, please complete a Legal Aid check. If you are entitled to legal aid we recommend you seek a solicitor instead of our service.

Contact Us

To get in touch, please use the referral form link. Our current call-back time is 5 working days.