Guide to legal advice and legal aid

Use the Scottish Government's guide to legal advice and legal aid to find out about getting free help with legal problems, finding a solicitor and applying for legal aid.

You can go the start of the Guide or choose a section below to find out more about (links open on external website):

  • Help with a legal problem

    Who can help you if you need advice about a legal problem, such as debt, housing, benefits, employment, divorce or claims for money.

  • Legal aid

    Help with the costs of legal advice and representation in court if you can’t afford it.

  • Instead of going to court

    If you have a dispute with someone or an organisation, there may be ways to deal with it without going to court.

  • Using a solicitor

    Solicitors can give you legal advice and representation at court.