Is CAB the best place for free legal advice?

I’ve got myself into some problems with finances, nothing major, but it does need to be addressed sooner than later – but I need legal advice for a potential court case.

What is that best starting point.

There actually pretty picky on who they help, you must be seen as in need of help and have no where else to turn to. If you ahve a decent income you will be expected to seek legal help from a lawyer. They generally only deal with those on benefits or in serious urgent need. They are really bogged down so unless your in serious need you’ll get turned away.

There are plenty of websites that offer financial and legal help, moneysavingexpert will get you sorted quicker then the CAB will. Also most solicitors offer a 1 hr free session, so ring a few in your area and ask if they can give you a free consulation. they won’t be able to help other then explain certain things but there more educated then a cab employee!

Post Author: mark

5 thoughts on “Is CAB the best place for free legal advice?

    Johnny

    (January 23, 2010 - 10:31 am)

    They are quite hard to access sometimes, they aren’t always open but if you go and see them they can pass you on to the community legal service.
    References :

    gorclark

    (January 23, 2010 - 10:54 am)

    Hi,

    You may find that your local CAB is bogged down with customers so to speak. There is one of the best web sites ever for financial help it is below and 100% FREE.
    References :
    http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/

    suerye

    (January 23, 2010 - 11:20 am)

    Try CAB as the first port of call – you may find they are snowed under and cannot help you. Is there a legal advice centre in your area?
    References :

    ianhad

    (January 23, 2010 - 11:25 am)

    NO! I went to them for help, and got turned away because I "Did not fit their criteria". This without being seen by anyone in authority, just the Sudani receptionist.
    There are plenty of other places, try looking in your local free paper, and be careful. You must not pay them anything!
    References :

    spring_rainbows

    (January 23, 2010 - 11:39 am)

    There actually pretty picky on who they help, you must be seen as in need of help and have no where else to turn to. If you ahve a decent income you will be expected to seek legal help from a lawyer. They generally only deal with those on benefits or in serious urgent need. They are really bogged down so unless your in serious need you’ll get turned away.

    There are plenty of websites that offer financial and legal help, moneysavingexpert will get you sorted quicker then the CAB will. Also most solicitors offer a 1 hr free session, so ring a few in your area and ask if they can give you a free consulation. they won’t be able to help other then explain certain things but there more educated then a cab employee!
    References :

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