Other support services
Choose the relevant heading below for information on support services that can help you.
You can contact any of the organisations and they’ll be able to help you or direct you to the right support.
If you need independent advice and guidance about a disciplinary issue, contact the Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme.
If you’re facing a possible conduct issue, or are subject to a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) investigation or Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings and interventions, contact the SRA.
If you’re facing problems relating to your practice or practice viability, including issues to do with anti-money laundering, conveyancing, costs, litigation, probate and other areas of law, contact our Practice Advice Service.
You can also get help with these issues from the SRA professional ethics helpline.
Support services contact details
LawCare offers free confidential support, information and training to the legal community to help with mental health and wellbeing problems. Its trained staff and volunteers have first-hand experience of working in the law.
It's available to lawyers, their staff and their immediate families.
Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 0800 279 6888
Practice Advice Service
Our Practice Advice Service offers support and guidance on all areas of legal practice and procedure.
Opening times: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 020 7320 5675
Professional ethics helpline
The SRA’s professional ethics helpline gives advice on the SRA Handbook and the SRA Standards and Regulations.
Opening times: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Phone: 0370 606 2577
The Solicitors’ Charity
The Solicitors’ Charity has been supporting solicitors in crisis since 1858.
When times are hard, it provides financial, emotional and practical support to help people take back control.
Those in the legal profession can raise awareness of the Solicitor’s Charity by:
- fundraising, or
- telling a friend about what the charity does and how it can help those in times of need or crisis
Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme
The Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme offers free confidential help and advice for all solicitors in England and Wales, and their families and employees, on any problem, whether personal or professional.