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Finding legal advice_information guides

Sooner or later most people will find themselves faced with a situation where they need expert legal advice; this may be about planning for the future, buying or selling a house or dealing with a new and unfamiliar issue.

Many different agencies provide advice about legal problems. Most people choose an agency based on what they want advice about, who they trust, what is available locally and what it will cost.

When you go to your appointment, make a note of the questions you would like to ask. Collect any relevant paperwork and organise it in date order, and take along proof of your identity.

This guide explains how to get advice about common civil matters such as housing, benefits, family and employment issues.

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