How do I get legal advice NSW?
Where can I get legal advice? Our lawyers give free legal advice at locations across New South Wales including legal aid offices, courts, community organisations, prisons and hospitals. Call the free legal help line LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to find a service near you or search for a Legal Aid NSW service near you.
Can I give legal advice for free?
The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, offers free legal advice to any member of the public on a wide variety of areas. Advice is provided by law students under the supervision of a qualified lawyer. If they cannot advise you on your problem, they will signpost you to another appropriate organisation.
Can you ask a lawyer questions for free?
Ask A Lawyer is a free offering on Lawyers.com where consumers can ask legal questions and seek answers from our extensive network of attorneys. Attorneys can spend as little or as much time as they want answering Ask A Lawyer questions. There is no commitment to a set number of questions to be answered.
What are free solicitors called?
Advocate (the new name for the Bar Pro Bono Unit) provides people with free legal advice and representation in court and tribunal cases from volunteer barristers. Advocate only helps people who cannot afford to pay and cannot get legal aid.
What does Legal Aid NSW do?
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Legal Aid NSW also assists people experiencing domestic and family violence. Our services include: free legal advice to disadvantaged people about issues that affect them.
How do I get legal advice in Australia?
Who can get legal advice? Short answer – anyone who has a legal problem. Go to Court Lawyers operates a Legal Hotline on 1300 636 846 where you can talk directly to a lawyer from 7am – midnight, 7 days a week. You can call this number from anywhere within Australia and speak with a lawyer right away.
Can you speak to a solicitor for free?
Some solicitors give 30 minutes’ legal advice for free. You can call a solicitor’s office and ask if they offer a free half hour or a fixed fee. A free or fixed-fee appointment can help you find out your rights and legal position.
Can both parties get Legal Aid NSW?
To take part in a Legal Aid family mediation, either you or the other party to your dispute must have been granted legal aid for your family law problem. The first step is for you or the other person (or both) to apply for legal aid for a mediation. To find out how, call LawAccess on 1300 888 529.
What’s the best relationship advice you can give someone?
So if your single friend ever comes to you looking for relationship advice, here’s how to do it the right way.
- Take Your Personal Experience Out Of The Conversation.
- Listen Without Making Any Judgments Or Assumptions.
- Help Your Friend To Identify Their Patterns.
- Show Empathy And Be Encouraging.
- Avoid Clichés.
What is the average cost of a solicitor?
In NSW, solicitors typically charge from around $300 an hour and their daily court rate can be upwards of $3,000. It’s easier for them to offer set rates for straightforward matters like speeding fines and driving charges. The daily court fee for a junior barrister to work with a solicitor can start at $5,000.
How can I get free independent legal advice?
How do you access the service?
- Call the free helpline on 0808 800 0082 (open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.)
- Text phone 0808 800 0084.
- Live chat with a member of the support team.
- Email via the online form.
How much does it cost to see a solicitor?
Some common hourly rates are: Senior partner or principal – $600 – $700 per hour. Associate – $350 – 450 per hour. Lawyer – $250 – $350 per hour.
Do you need legal advice before signing a building contract?
Before signing a building contract you should consider seeking legal advice. Fair Contract? The MBA and HIA standard form contracts contain many provisions which require amendment to ensure a more balanced risk allocation between both the builder and the consumer.
How long does it take for Legal Aid NSW to give advice?
The advice session is generally about 15 to 20 minutes. This amount of time does not allow our lawyers to give you detailed legal advice about complex matters. If Legal Aid NSW is not able to help you further they may be able to give you information about where you can go for more help.
When to seek legal advice for new employment?
Written employment contracts for new employment before entering into the contract. We might be able to provide legal advice about the employment contract once a client is in employment depending on how complex the contract is. Local planning and development disputes. Taxation matters.
When do you need legal advice about conveyancing?
Conveyancing. Written employment contracts for new employment before entering into the contract. We might be able to provide legal advice about the employment contract once a client is in employment depending on how complex the contract is. Local planning and development disputes.