Free Local Legal Advice Clinics in Kent

Free Local Legal Advice Clinics in Kent

There can often be legal issues and concerns surrounding elderly care, particularly in regard to funding and will writing. This guide will help you to find free legal advice services operating in Kent. You should also take a look at Age Space’s guide on Navigating Legal Matters for more general information.

Where to Get Free Legal Advice in Kent

Citizens Advice Bureau

Legal advice in Kent, a gavel

The Citizens Advice Bureau is a nationwide government-funded service that provides free, independent and confidential advice on legal matters. They offer guidance on a wide range of elderly legal issues including community care, housing and disability rights.

They operate a large number local hubs throughout Kent, meaning your nearest branch should not be too far away. Below you can find more information about the location, opening hours and contact details of your nearest branch. We recommend calling them before dropping in, as you may be able to make an appointment at a fixed time. If you don’t know which is your nearest branch, you can find out by entering your postcode on the Citizens Advice Bureau website.

  • Canterbury
    • Where: 3 Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT
    • When: 9:30 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday
    • Contact: 01227 452762
  • Cranbrook
    • Where: Cranbrook Library Carriers Road, Cranbrook, TN17 3JT
    • When: 10:00 – 17:00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. By appointment only.
    • Contact: 01580 714936 or advicecranbrook@catwd.org.uk
  • Dartford
    • Where: 8 Copperfields, Dartford, DA1 2DE
    • When: 10:00 – 14:00 Monday to Friday
    • Contact: 0300 330 9001 or advice@nwkent.cab.org.uk
  • Dover
    • Where: Maison Dieu Gardens, Maison Dieu Rd, Dover CT16 1RW
    • When: 9:30 – 15:00 Monday to Thursday
    • Contact: 0344 8487978
  • Deal
    • Where: 26 Victoria Rd, Deal, CT14 7BJ
    • When: 9:30 – 15:00 Monday to Wednesday
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Faversham
    • Where: 43 Stone Street, Faversham, ME13 8PH
    • When: 10:00 – 14:30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Gravesham
    • Where: Ground Floor Civic Centre Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU
    • When: 10:00 – 15:00 Monday to Friday
    • Contact: 0300 330 9001 or advice@nwkent.cab.org.uk
  • Herne Bay
    • Where: 185-187 High St, Herne Bay CT6 5AF
    • When: 9:30 – 16:00 Monday to Wednesday
    • Contact: 01227 740647
  • Maidstone
    • Where: 2 Bower Terrace, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, ME16 8RY
    • When: 10:00 – 16:00
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Medway
    • Where: Citizens Advice Medway, Third Floor Kingsley House, 37-39 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, ME7 4PF
    • When: 9:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 13:00 on Fridays
    • Contact: 01634 383760
  • Sandwich
    • Where: Guildhall Cattle Market, Sandwich, CT13 9AH
    • When: 10.00 – 15.00, Thursdays
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Sevenoaks
    • Where: Buckhurst Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 1HW
    • When: 10:00 – 14:00 Thursdays and Fridays
    • Contact: 0300 330 9001
  • Sheerness
    • Where: Sheppey Gateway, 38-42 High Street, Sheerness, ME12 1NL
    • When: 9.30 – 12.30, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Shepway
    • Where: Princes Gate, George Lane, Folkestone CT20 1RH
    • When: 9:30 – 12:30, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Contact: 01303 241435
  • Sittingbourne
    • Where: Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3HT
    • When: 10:00 – 14:00, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Contact: 0344 848 7978
  • Swanley
    • Where: 38 Swanley Centre, London Rd, Swanley BR8 7TQ
    • When: 10:30 – 14:30 Tuesday to Thursday
    • Contact: 0300 330 9001
  • Thanet
    • Where: Mill Lane House, Mill Ln, Margate CT9 1LB
    • When: 09:30 – 12:30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Contact: 0344 411 1444
  • Tonbridge & Malling
    • Where: Tonbridge Castle, Castle St, Tonbridge TN9 1BG
    • When: 10:00 – 16:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Contact: 0300 330 9001
  • Tunbridge Wells
    • Where: Monson House, Monson Way, Tunbridge Wells
    • When: 09.45 – 16.00, Monday to Friday. By appointment only.
    • Contact: 01892 600161 or advice@catwd.org.uk

University of Kent Law Clinic

Free Legal / Law Advice in Kent

The Kent Law Clinic is a free public service to people in Kent who need legal advice/representation and who cannot afford to pay for it. It is a collaboration between students and academics from University of Kent and other local lawyers .The Clinic specialises in what is described as social welfare law. This includes expertise in matters relating to elderly law matters, including family, housing, welfare benefits and wills.

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Telephone: 01227 823311
Email: law-clinic@kent.ac.uk

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