Free Legal Advice Clinics in Essex

Free Legal Advice Clinics in Essex

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 Essex 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 Essex

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free legal advice in Essex from the Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizen’s Advice offer free advice and signposting to specialist help available for residents of Essex who need legal (and financial) support. Legal issues arising in regard to elderly care may involve care funding, care provision, housing and Will-writing.

There are 17 Citizens Advice Hubs across Essex. They each offer bookable face-to-face and over the phone advice, but have varying schedules and availability so check the website of your local office or get in contact for further details and to arrange an appointment.

Basildon
  • Where: The Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Billericay
  • Where? Billericay Library, 143 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9AB
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Brentwood
  • Where? Suite 4, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 9PJ
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Chelmsford
  • Where? Burgess Well House, Coval Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1FW
  • Telephone: 0800 144 88 48
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Clacton-on-Sea
  • Where? 18 Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6QF
  • Telephone: 01255 377080
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Colchester
  • Where? 28 Middlesborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7853
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Epping
  • Where? Ernest Wythes House, 50a Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LS
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7855
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Harlow
  • Where? Citizens Advice Harlow Floor 2, Westgate House, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1YS
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7856
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Harwich
  • Where? Harwich Jobcentre Plus, 164 - 168 High Street Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3AT
  • Telephone: 01255 377080
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Maldon
  • Where? Council Offices Princes Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5DL
  • Telephone: 01621 875774
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Rayleigh
  • Where? The Mill Hall Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Rochford
  • Where? Back Lane, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1AY
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Saffron Walden
  • Where? Barnards Yard, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4EB
  • Telephone: 01799 618840
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Southend
  • Where? 1 Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2AL
  • Telephone: 08082 78 79 78
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Thurrock
  • Where? Voluntary & Community Resource Centre, High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Wickford
  • Where? The Basildon Centre, St. Martins Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7877
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Witham
  • Where? Collingwood Road (by Public Hall), Witham, Essex, CM8 2DY
  • Telephone: 0808 278 7852
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Essex Law Clinic

Legal support on elderly matters from the Essex Law Clinic

The Essex Law Clinic is a collaboration between Essex University and local lawyers, who offer free, initial advice to people about their legal problems. The idea is to provide students with the chance to learn alongside practising lawyers, while giving back to the people in Essex who need their support.

Their specialisations include family law, tenant disputes and benefits advice; all of which may be of particular relevance to the legal concerns surrounding elderly care faced by you or your relative.

Chelmsford Law Clinic

The Chelmsford Law Clinic offers free legal advice in the Chelmsford area. The clinic was launched in 2018 and offers specialist legal advice in eight areas of law:

  • Civil Law Matters
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Criminal Defence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Housing Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Personal Injury Law

All law clinic appointments are made over the phone and they offer a one-off 30 minute session for free.

You can book an appointment by getting in touch with them on the details below.