You can find out more about your rights, as well as what to do if you face discrimination, need legal advice or have to go to court without a lawyer.
If someone owes you money and you cannot settle things any other way, you may decide to issue a claim in the County Court. People can also claim for other reasons, including:
- Personal Injuries
- damage to their property
- road traffic accidents; and
- goods not supplied
The system for handling straighforward claims with a financial value of £10,000 or less is designed to be quick, easy to use and low cost.
At Citizens Advice Portsmouth we may be able to help you gain access to justice, advise you on your entitlements, help you to pursue compensation for accidents and injuries and give information and guidance about going to court.
If necessary, we can also make you an appointment with a legal representative as and when require.
More information about dealing with legal issues can be found on the national Citizens Advice website via. www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/
Please note that you may incur costs when seeking legal advice.
Legal Aid if available is limited to matters specified by the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Some solicitirs may offer a free (20-30 minute) first interview in person or by telephone, please ask when making an appointment directly with a solicitor.
Useful legal advice contacts if you need to go to court:
The Law Society of England & Wales - To find a solicitor in your local area
Civil Legal Advice (CLA) 0345 345 4 345