From April 2013 when the LASPO (Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders) Act was implemented, legal aid has ceased to be available for most types of family cases. At Castle Park Solicitors we are aware that many people who need legal advice and help on family matters cannot afford to pay for this and are now attending the Family Court as “litigants in person” and attempting to conduct their own cases.
In response to this we have established a pro bono advice clinic at the Family Court in Leicester, where people attending without a solicitor can obtain free legal advice and assistance. It runs on an alternate weekly basis on Thursdays for the morning and afternoon courts. If you have a case listed on a day that the clinic is run, one of the duty solicitors should be able to help you. It isn’t always Castle Park as others firms also take part in the duty clinic. Please contact us for details of the service.
We offer a free 20 minute initial session for Family matters. We offer 2 free drop-in clinics every Wednesday from 10.00am to 12 noon and every Friday afternoon from 2:00pm to 4.00pm (no appointment required). We also offer an evening clinic every Tuesday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm (appointment required). These can all be accessed at our office at 20 Millstone Lane.
We offer a free drop-in clinic for Immigration matters every Tuesday from 10.00am to 12 noon and Thursday from 12:00pm to 14:00pm at our office at 20 Millstone Lane. No appointment is required. We operate on a “first come first served” basis.
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