Other support services

As your professional body, we’re here to help you get the best help and advice available when you need it. We work with partner organisations to provide support for a wide range of issues, both professional and personal.

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.

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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.

For help or advice about regulatory issues, including authorisation processes, contact the SRA professional ethics helpline.

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.

If you’re facing any practice management issues, including the roles of compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs) and compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs), contact our Practice Advice Service.

You can also get help from the SRA professional ethics helpline.

For help and advice about the SRA Handbook or the SRA Standards and Regulations, contact the SRA professional ethics helpline.

If you’re experiencing bullying, harassment or discrimination at work or other employment issue, contact our Practice Advice Service.

You can also get help with employment issues from the Solicitors' Assistance Scheme and from LawCare.

If you’re experiencing mental health issues, including stress, anxiety or depression, whether or not it’s work related, you can contact LawCare.

If you’re in serious financial need due to illness, accident, redundancy, unemployment or other reasons, you may be able to get financial help and career support from SBA The Solicitor's Charity.

Support services contact details

LawCare

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

Email: support@lawcare.org.uk

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

Email: practiceadvice@lawsociety.org.uk

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: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday

Phone: 0370 606 2577

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is an independent charity working for solicitors and their families. It helps people who are in serious financial need due to illness, accident, redundancy or other difficulties.

It can provide:

  • grants
  • secured interest-free loans
  • support with career transition
  • advice on welfare benefits
  • advice on managing personal debt

Email: sec@sba.org.uk

Phone: 020 8675 6440

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.

Email: help@thesas.org.uk