Access to Justice

North Staffordshire Law Society is a local law society independent from the Law Society and the Solicitor's Regulation Authority (SRA).

We are a member organisation and as such unable to offer legal advice.

The National Law Society provides guides to common legal issues:

In addition, the National Law Society can assist in locating a solicitor:

There are also agencies who provide free help. You may be entitled to free help under the Legal Aid Scheme. The Legal Services Commission is responsible for the Community Legal Service, which funds non criminal (civil) cases and the Criminal Defence Service, which funds advice and representation for people facing criminal charges. These funded services are only available from solicitors and/or advice agencies who are contracted with the Legal Services Commission. For more information on the Legal Aid Scheme and on how to apply for legal aid visit

There are also other agencies which are able to provide free legal advice and those within the locality to whom we are able to provide links are set out below: