Will making, probates, advance directives and power of attorney are just some of the legal complexities that are common to encounter when caring for an elderly relative.
Navigating these legal matters can be difficult alone, so seeking legal advice is often recommended. If you don’t know anyone who can help and getting professional legal advice seems too expensive, you can find some free legal advice options in Cambridgeshire on this page. It is also worth remembering that some law firms offer free short initial consultations, which can help you determine whether you will benefit from their services.
Where to Get Free Legal Advice in Cambridgeshire
Citizens Advice Cambridgeshire
Citizen’s Advice offer free advice and signposting to specialist help available for residents of Cambridgeshire who need legal (and financial) support. Legal issues arising in regard to elderly care may involve care funding, care provision, housing and Will-writing.
In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, there are 5 Citizens Advice Hubs where advice can be found. Each one usually operates open, drop-in sessions in the mornings and bookable appointments in the afternoon.
Contact your local centre for more information and to organise an appointment.
- Address: 16-17 St Mark's Street, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 2TU
- Telephone: 0808 278 7850
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Rural Cambridgeshire - Huntingdon, St. Neots and Wisbech
This Citizens Advice centre is based in Huntingdon, however, they provide outreach programs for residents in St Neots and Wisbech. For all three hubs the contact number and website details are the same.
- Address: Pathfinder House St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN
- Address: Portacabin Tan Yard Car Park, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1AN
ARU Free Law Clinics, Peterborough & Cambridge
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offer free law clinics that help to benefit you as well as their law students – by appointment only. These appointments are limited to 30 minutes, can be over Zoom or face-to-face and booking will only be accepted if they feel like they will be able to help you. Appointments can be made in either Peterborough or Cambridge.
Book an appointment by emailing or calling their reception. Find out more on their website.
Chapple and Co. Legal Aid Clinic
For those in March, Chapple and Co. offer a free Legal Aid Clinic to residents who really require free legal advice or representation. If you are in this position, this might be a suitable option to consider.