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Legal Advice

We have moved. Our new address is: Toynbee Hall, The Community Centre, 52 Old Castle Street, London, E1 7AJ

Free, confidential and high quality legal advice 

Each year we help thousands of people who cannot afford legal help. We are a volunteer-run advice service, and we provide free quality assured legal advice. Our volunteers are a mix of barristers, solicitors, trainee solicitors and law students.

Because our volunteer advisors have different levels of experience and areas of knowledge, we match them with the cases that are most relevant to their expertise. This may mean you are not seen in the order in which you arrive.

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New clients

If you are a new client you can drop in between 10.30am-4.00pm Monday-Friday so that we can initially assess your issue.  Alternatively, we can initially assess you by email. Please email  

Once you have been initially assessed we will then, if appropriate, make an evening appointment for you to attend the free legal advice centre.

Returning clients

All returning clients should contact the service by telephone, we will then assess whether or not we are able to assist you further. Please note this is an answer-phone service.

Call us on 020 7392 2978


Please note: The Free Legal Advice Centre will be closed between Monday 1st August and Sunday 14th August.

Legal Advice Centre Timetable

Please note: All legal advice sessions are by appointment only.


Employment rights 

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General advice 

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Housing, Consumer Rights and Debt advice

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Women only general advice 

The next Saturday sessions will be on: 21st May, 4th June, 18th June, 2nd July, 16th July, 30th July.

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Please note: During very busy times you might have to wait for several hours until you see an adviser. The adviser who assists you does not act as your solicitor and cannot represent you in court.