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Ascent advice line for women and advisors in London
Rights of Women - helping women through the law

Family law in London

For free, confidential advice on family law issues including:

•domestic violence and abuse

•divorce and civil partnership dissolution

•relationship breakdown

•issues relating to children, including parental responsibility, child contact and residence

 

Call 020 7608 1137 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) 

Mondays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

 

Please note that this advice line is only available to women and their advisors in London. If you are outside London, please call our other advice lines.

Criminal law in London

 

For advice on criminal law issues including:

•sexual offences, including rape and sexual assault

•domestic violence and harassment

•reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system

•the rights of victims, witnesses and defendants

•criminal injuries compensation

 

Call 02076081137 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone)

Thursdays 2-4pm

 

Please note that this advice line is only available to women and their advisors in London. If you are outside London, please call our other advice lines.

 

More info

•All our advisors are women solicitors or barristers with expertise in the relevant areas of law.

 

•We can only advise in English on the law as it applies in England and Wales.

 

•We can speak to individual women seeking legal advice as well as individuals and organisations who support women with these issues.

 

•The advice lines can be extremely busy, so please be patient. In addition, the women solicitors and barristers who advise on our evening sessions are all volunteers. This means that occasionally we have to close the line, sometimes at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and recommend that you call the advice line to hear a recorded message confirming the available sessions this week.

 

•We cannot advise outside of the advertised advice line times or by email.

 

•Legal advice is available by telephone or textphone only. We do not see women face to face and cannot answer email enquiries. Please read our FAQ section here

 

•You can download free legal guides and other publications on legal issues affecting women here.

 

•If you are an advisor, please also see Advice for advisors.

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