Legal Advice

Comprehensive information on the legal framework, your rights and issues of concern that must be challenged in Great Britain on legal advice is available on the Stonewall website. Click here to visit.

The following information is specific to the Welsh context, legal powers, advice services and policy development.

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Where to find legal advice

Stonewall has been behind some of the most important legislative changes affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK. Although the legislation is changing, there are still cases and victims of discrimination, violence and unfair treatment because of sexual orientation.

While Stonewall can provide information on the current laws affecting LGB people, we cannot provide legal advice and representation to victims of discrimination. What we can do is to help to find some one who does provide legal advice. If you provide legal advice and want to be included on this page, please email us your details.

General legal/advice services

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

Aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They provide up-to-date information, independent advice, training and work with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance. Many individual cases are resolved by ACAS without reaching an employment tribunal.

Helpline: 08457 474 747
Web: www.acas.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB)

Citizens Advice Bureaux provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a very broad range of subjects, including debt, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, immigration and consumer issues. CABs are open to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability. CABs covers advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can find details of your local CAB or obtain advice on-line at their website: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Civil Legal Advice

CLA provides free information, help and advice to the public on a range of common legal issues. It is an easy to use service, available in English and Welsh, via a national helpline or website. The CLA aims to ensure that people get information and advice about their legal rights and help with enforcing them by bringing together legal aid solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Law Centres, Local Authority Services and other organisations in local networks, all across Wales. The Community Legal Service is there to ensure that people get quality legal services that tackle their real needs.  All the advice and help given is confidential and independent. Contact CLA :

  • For free initial advice from a qualified legal adviser about Welfare Benefits, Debt, Housing or Education law
  • To check whether you are eligible for Legal Aid
  • To find quality local advice services for other types of problems
  • For independently written legal information on a range of popular topics.

Telephone: 0845 345 4 345
Web: https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

 
Lesbian, gay, bisexual & friendly solicitors & legal advice

Burroughs Day Solicitors (now part of QualitySolicitors)

Bristol

We are specialists in issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Our LGBT Team offer Free First Advice by telephone to all callers and guarantee a same day response. Our areas of expertise include: Employment (including dismissal and discrimination), family & cohabitation (including gay marriage, civil partnerships, living together & separation), wills and tax planning, injury claims, moving home and buy-to-let, legal disputes and legal services for businesses.

Postal address:
14 Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 5PT
Telephone: 0117 929 0333
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Email: hello@qsbdlaw.com
Web:
www.qsbdlaw.com

Region: South West England

Cardiff

WENDY HOPKINS FAMILY LAW PRACTICE

Specialist law firm offering expert advice and assistance in all aspects of divorce, separation and family matters. Offers a broad knowledge and years of experience of the whole range of family law issues.

Specialist advice relating to the Civil Partnership Act; including preparing pre nuptial type agreements, and dissolution and any financial claims arising from the breakdown of a relationship. In addition we offer tailored advice on wills, power of attorney and tax planning.

13 Windsor Place
Cardiff
CF11 8BY
Tel: 029 2034 2233
Fax: 029 2034 3828
Email: enquiries@wendyhopkins.co.uk 
Web: www.wendyhopkins.co.uk 

Alun Jones Family Law Solicitors 

8 St Andrews Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BE
Telephone: 029 2002 3222
Email: alun@ajonesfamilylaw.com 
Web:  www.ajonesfamilylaw.com

Emeritus Legal Solicitors

  • Wills
  • Tax and estate/inheritance planning
  • Obtaining probate and Administration of estates after death
  • Post death tax planning
  • Administration of trusts
  • Civil partnerships
  • Completion of income tax returns
  • Drafting and preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Disputes relating to Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Tax planning and making gifts through
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Statutory Wills
  • Receivership work and dealing with the Court of Protection
  • Property disputes
  • Disputes over Wills
  • Trust disputes

Contact:
Rhys LLoyd Thomas (Fluent Welsh Speaker)
The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, LLandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DQ
02920 567836

rhys@emerituslegal.co.uk or info@emerituslegal.co.uk
www.emerituslegal.co.uk

Trudy McBride Solicitors

Criminal Defence
14 Splott Road
Splott
Cardiff CF24 2BZ
Telephone: 029 2040 5777
Fax: 029 2046 4317

Newport

FWD Law Associates

  • Family Law (including cohabitation & separation agreements, pre/post nuptial settlements, Gender Recognition Act, dissolution of civil partnerships, adoption, children law, change of name etc)
    Contact Teresa Harris  on teresa@fwdlaw.com
  • Wills and Probate (including codicils, Powers of Attorney etc)
    Contact Teresa Harris on teresa@fwdlaw.com
  • Employment Law (including anti discrimination legislation, advice to employers, employment tribunals etc)
    Contact James Lancaster on james@fwdlaw.com or Charles Williams on charles@fwdlaw.com
  • Business Law (including company formation, commercial conveyancing, intellectual property etc)
    Contact Charles Williams on charles@fwdlaw.com
  • Property services (including buying and selling, re mortgaging, transferring to joint names etc)
    Contact Bernice Thomas on bernice@fwdlaw.com
  • Personal Injury (including compensation for any injuries sustained through no fault of yours, also some overlap with damages for discrimination)
    Contact Peter Maynard on peter@fwdlaw.com
  • Business Advice (including grant aid, mentoring, support in setting up new businesses etc)
    Contact Charles Williams on charles@fwdlaw.com

Clifton Chambers
12/13 Clifton Road
Newport
South Wales
NP20 4EW
Phone:01633 660440
Fax:01633 662070
Website: www.fwdlaw.com

Swansea

John Collins & Partners

  • Employment
  • Wills & probate
  • Personal injury claims
  • Pre-civil registration agreements
  • Estate planning
  • Family mediation
  • Conveyancing

Copper Court
Phoenix Way
Enterprise Park
Swansea SA7 9EH
Telephone: 01792 525438
Fax: 01792 774775
Email: law@johncollins.co.uk
Web: www.johncollins.co.uk

Manchester

Ashby Cohen Solicitors Ltd.

The firm specialises exclusively in employment law.
As part of their comprehensive service, they provide advice and assistance to individuals who have been victims of sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.

Quay House
Quay Street
Manchester
M3 3JE
Telelephone: 01612379478
Fax: 01618347382
Email: ross@ashbycohen.co.uk
Web: www.ashbycohen.co.uk

Powys

Margraves Solicitors

  • Wills & Probates
  • Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning

Old Court Chambers
Spa Road
Llandrindod Wells
Powys LD1 5EY
Telephone: 01597 825 565
Fax: 01597 825 220
Web: www.margraves.co.uk

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