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Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centres and Networks

Gurkha Free Legal Advice centres and networks provide independent and confidential legal advice and representation services.

What are they?

Gurkha Free Legal Advice centres and networks provide independent and confidential legal advice and representation services.

They bring together a broad range of legal advice services to help you with problems related to:

  • benefits and tax credits
  • debt
  • employment
  • housing
  • community care
  • family law.

Centres and networks are being established throughout England and Wales. Derby, Gateshead, Hull, Leicester, and Portsmouth Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centres, West Sussex Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service and East Riding Gurkha Free Legal Advice Networks are now open.

How can the Gurkha Free Legal Advice helpline help me?

Free general legal advice is available at an initial appointment.

Further, specialist advice is available if you are eligible for legal aid. Use our legal aid calculator to find out if you can get free advice.

For some problems you will not need to be eligible for legal aid to receive specialist advice, although you may need to meet other criteria. We'll tell you about this at the initial appointment.

What if the centre or network can't help me?

If the centre or network is unable to help you they will tell you about other ways you can get help. For example, you may be given details of another organisation that could help, or you will be given directions to legal information resources.

What if I can't get to the Centre?

Call our telephone helpline on 08001 225 6653 or to find a legal adviser near you.

Derby Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Derby Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

Stuart House
Green Lane
Derby

Tel: 01332 295711

Visit our Derby website

The centre is open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. If the centre is not able to help, staff will refer the visitor to other local sources of help, arranging appointments where possible.

The service in Derby is provided by Derbyshire Access2Law, a community interest company made up of:

Derby Citizens Advice Law Centre
Derbyshire Housing Aid
Moody and Wooley Solicitors
the Smith Partnership Solicitors.
The service will work closely with Derby Advice, the in-house council advice service.

The Centre is jointly funded by Derby City Council and the Gurkha Free Legal Advice.

Gateshead Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Gateshead Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

5 Regent Terrace
Gateshead
NE8 1LU

Tel: 0191 478 5100
Fax: 0191 477 4922

Visit our Gateshead website

Opening hours:

The Centre is open for drop-in sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The Centre also offers advice at Blaydon Library every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12 noon.

Gateshead Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is delivered by Gateshead CAB, along with three law firms: Swinburne and Jackson, Ben Hoare Bell and David Gray & Co. The Centre is jointly funded by Gateshead Council and the Gurkha Free Legal Advice.

Hull Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Hull Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

Ground Floor, Essex House
Manor Street, Hull
HU1 1YU

Tel: 01482 317 420
Fax: 01482 221 342

Visit our Hull website

Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Hull Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is jointly funded by Hull City Council and the Gurkha Free Legal Advice and delivered by an innovative partnership of A4e and Howells.

Leicester Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Leicester Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

60 Charles St
Leicester
LE1 1FB

Tel: 0845 456 0074

Visit our Leicester website

Opening times:

The Centre is open for drop-in sessions

  • Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 9am-12 noon

Appointments are available

  • 9am-6pm Monday to Friday (except Thursdays when the Centre is open 9am to 9pm)
  • Saturday 9am-12 noon.

The service in Leicester is provided by A4e and Howells solicitors. The Centre is jointly funded by Leicester City Council and the Gurkha Free Legal Advice.

Portsmouth Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Portsmouth Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

1-3a London Road
Portsmouth
PO2 0BQ

Tel: 023 9265 6300
Fax: 023 9265 6350

Visit our Portsmouth website

The Centre is open 9am - 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; we are open from 9am - 8pm on Thursdays. You can drop in and wait to see someone, or make an appointment at a time that suits you.

Portsmouth Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is delivered by Southern Focus Trust and Portsmouth CAB. The Centre is jointly funded by Portsmouth City Council and the Gurkha Free Legal Advice.

East Riding Gurkha Free Legal Advice Network

Telephone: 0300 3300 888
Email: eastriding@gurkhajustice.org.uk

The East Riding Gurkha Free Legal Advice Network is located at:

Bridlington

5a Prospect Arcade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO15 2AL

Goole

80 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 6HE

Beverley

Morleys Cottage, Morleys Yard, Walkergate, Beverley HU17 9BY

Visit our East Riding website

Barking and Dagenham Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre

Barking and Dagenham Gurkha Free Legal Advice Centre is based at:

55 Ripple Road
Barking, Essex, IG11 7NT

Telephone: 020 8594 6715

Visit our Barking and Dagenham website

West Sussex Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service

Advice Line telephone: 0844 4771171

The West Sussex Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service is located at:

Lancing

Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8AJ

Shoreham

Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WU

Bognor Regis

Town Hall, Clarence Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1LD

Littlehampton

14-16 Anchor Springs, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 6BP

Chichester

Bell House, Theatre Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SR

Crawley

The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6AD

1st Floor, Barton House, Broadfield Barton, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9BA

Horsham

Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1PJ

Burgess Hill

Delmon House, 38 Church Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9AE

East Grinstead

Cantelupe House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BZ

Haywards Heath

Oaklands, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1HG

Worthing

11 North Street, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1DU

Visit the West Sussex website

Wakefield Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service

Wakefield Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service is based at:

27 King Street,
Wakefield WF1 2SR
0844 499 4138

Visit our Wakefield website

Opening hours:

  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 8pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 12pm (1st Sat each month only)

Wakefield Gurkha Free Legal Advice Service provides free, independent and confidential advice and we can help people living in Wakefield with advice across a range of issues:

  • family
  • employment
  • housing
  • welfare benefits
  • debt
  • community care

We can also provide help with filling out benefit claim forms – ask one of our reception staff for more information about this.

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