Legal help

There is a range of help available for people involved in legal disputes or difficulties.

Legal help when you’re in police custody

If you don’t have a lawyer and the police have arrested or are holding you, you can talk to a lawyer for free.

Legal help on your first day in court

The duty lawyer service can help you on your first day at court if you are charged with a criminal offence.

Free community legal help

There’s several places you can get free legal help.


You can get information about dealing with personal and family disputes, including reaching agreement about how to care for your children after a relationship breakup, and the different options that are available in and out of court.

Legal aid

Legal aid may pay for a lawyer if you can't afford one.


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