We can help at most stages of the court process. We can sometimes help right away or you may be able to book an appointment. View our locations for your local office's contact and location information
We are a charity supporting people who face court alone so that they can represent themselves to the best of their abilities.
Our volunteers provide practical, procedural and emotional support in many areas of Civil and Family court processes. They can:
Please note that we cannot provide legal advice or legal representation. You may find useful information at Advice Now
We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We are acutely conscious of the inequality our clients suffer as a result of appearing in court without a lawyer, which can be compounded by special needs and/or personal circumstances.
While we aim to support everyone who comes to us as equally as we can, we work with limited resources. We ask clients to make us aware of any disabilities, or extra needs, as early as possible. We will work together to agree reasonable adjustments to address client needs, within the limits of our resources. If we cannot provide the exact adaptations requested, we will discuss how to achieve the best support we can offer in each situation.
'I was totally in the dark about what was going to happen, and without the charity’s support I think I would still be totally in the dark. I got a lot of confidence once I gained clarity on what I was going to say.'
'I have a mental health problem and when I arrived, I was overwhelmed and did not think I would be able to cope. Jasmine made it possible to get through the day. A Big Thank You!'
'I would definitely recommend this service. It has the potential to change people’s lives.'