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Legal advice

People with MS sometimes face a range of legal problems - in work, housing or accessing to services.

There are a number of organisations that can help you understand your rights and help you find ways to resolve these problems.

You will find more information on our pages on work, education, housing, grants and financial help.

UK

Turn2Us - Find an adviser

A directory of providers of advice on benefits, housing, jobs, legal issues

Citizens Advice

Information on law centres which give free legal advice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Also information on help with legal costs

England and Wales

Disability Law Service (DLS)

An independent charity providing legal information and advice to people with a disability, their families and carers. The service can advise on:

  • Disability discrimination
  • Consumer law
  • Community care
  • Employment
  • Welfare benefits

There is a dedicated MS Legal Officer supporting people affected by multiple sclerosis who are seeking legal advice.

Find a legal adviser or family mediator

A directory of services with a legal aid contract in England and Wales.

Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

A network of organisations in England and Wales offering advice about legal rights around discrimination to people who are eligible for legal aid.

Scotland

Law Society of Scotland

Includes a directory of solicitors in Scotland and the rules and standards for practice laid down by the Law Society.

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Includes a database of solicitors who are registered to carry out legal assistance work.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice can help you find organisations offering help with legal issues. Also information on help with legal costs

The Disability Law Service also produces a factsheet on finding advice in Scotland

Northern Ireland

The Law Society of Northern Ireland

Includes a directory of solicitors in Northern Ireland

The Disability Law Service also produces a factsheet on finding advice in Northern Ireland

Last reviewed: July 2018
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