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Useful organisations

Asylum Aid

Provides free legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum sekers.

Bar Council

Provides representation, support and services for barristers in England and Wales. Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

The Bar Council also has a list of useful organisations.

Bar Pro Bono Unit  

A charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.

CIArb

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Information on your rights - including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.

Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

Free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales if you're eligible for legal aid.

Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service was set up in 1986 to prosecute criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

Junior Lawyers Division

The JLD is a division of the Law Society for junior lawyers across England and Wales.

Legal Aid Agency

Provides provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales.

Legal Ombudsman

The Legal Ombudsman is a free, independent and impartial service for making legal complaints.

Legal Services Board

The independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of lawyers in England and Wales.

Ministry of Justice

Works to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

The independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. If you have a complaint about a solicitor that they cannot resolve through their in-house procedure, you can direct it to the SRA.