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There are lots of different organisations who can offer help and advice with a problem:
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Advice UK advice centres
Advice UK is a network of independent advice centres. Some give general information and advice on a range of subjects whilst others specialise in one or more area of law. Find out if there is an Advice UK advice centre near you by calling 020 7469 5700.

Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABx) Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureaux help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice. You can find your local CAB by visiting their website or looking under ‘Citizens Advice Bureaux’ in The Phone Book.

Law Centres
Law Centres are staffed by both solicitors and other workers who specialise in legal problems. They offer a free service. Law Centres usually only help people who live or work in their area. You can find out whether there is a law centre near you by visiting the Law Centres website - see 'links to other websites' on the right hand side of the page.

Law Society of Scotland
All practicing solicitors in Scotland must be registered with the Law Society. You can search for a solicitor by area or type of law by visiting their website (see 'links to other websites' on the right), or by calling:
Telephone: 0131 226 7411
Textphone: 0131 476 8359

Scottish Legal Aid Board
Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems. You can search for a legal aid solicitor on the Scottish Legal Aid Board website (see 'links to other websites' on the right hand side of the page).

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Need help with a problem? Find advice services and solicitors near you who can help you solve your problem. Many people are able to get free help and advice.

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