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