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Free Help

We believe the role of a lawyer should be to help the local community. Lawyers are in a position of privilege and should be able to give something back. Some people believe free legal help is only available from legal aid, Law Centres or Citizens’ Advice Bureaux.  These are good places to seek help, but there are other possibilities for what lawyers term ‘pro bono’ advice.

Surprising as it may seem, in legal circles, there can be such a thing as a free lunch. Solicitors firms give advice each year through pro bono advice lines which is valued at many millions of pounds. Most of the participants are larger City firms but our aim is to bring this principle to Wantage too. We are a specialist practice and cannot assist with all legal queries, but we will try to help with suggestions (if we can) to e-mail questions sent to us. We should be able to give brief guidance on certain issues relating to: death certificates, probate matters, property matters, family issues and finances and investments (e.g., equity release mortgages).

It is often difficult for people to know which firm to use for certain transactions. We only deal with specialist areas, so we are free to recommend other firms that might be of assistance for say probate, divorce, employment or criminal issues. We know little of contentious matters, such as court or tribunal cases and really cannot help with litigation. For tribunal issues there is a very helpful organisation called the Free Representation Unit which is worth considering if funds are limited. See: www.freerepresentationunit.org.uk

If you wish to ask a no cost question then please email: neil@angelwilkins.co.uk or amanda@angelwilkins.co.uk

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Neil Angel
Amanda Wilkins

Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
SRA number: 524327
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Tel: 01235 775 100

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Tel: 01793 427 780