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Legal Advice Centre

Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Manchester Free Legal Help

Manchester Free Legal Help is an advice-only service at the Civil Justice Centre, offering litigants in person guidance as they navigate the legal process.

Following legal aid cuts which took place in 2013, there are now very large numbers of people with no choice but to go through the court system without legal representation often facing opponents who have instructed barristers.

Drop-in clinics

MFLH runs drop-in clinics on the second floor of the Civil Justice Centre. These clinics do not require an appointment and are seen on a first come first served basis. We recommend that you get to the clinic as close to the start time as possible.

  • Family Law; Every Monday 1pm-3pm  (registration time is 12.45pm); the first, second and last Friday of the month 10am-12noon (registration time is 9.45am)
  • Immigration Law; last Friday of the month 2pm-4pm (registration time is 1.30pm)

During these clinics, University of Manchester students take notes for you to take away summarising the advice given.

To request an appointment, please contact the Project Coordinator on +44 (0)161 240 5034 or