Due to an unprecedented volume of referrals, we regret that we are unable to accept any new referrals between Wednesday 1st December 2021 and Wednesday 5th January 2022. We will continue to prioritise urgent cases and will take high-risk referrals only if a CAADA-DASH risk assessment has been undertaken and is attached with the referral. We will also continue to accept MARAC referrals. Our No Recourse Fund remains open for applications and referrals. Our Helpline (020 8571 9595) remains open between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday until Friday 17th December, when SBS will close for the holidays until Wednesday 5th January 2022. 

You can reach the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. If you are in immediate danger, dial 999.


Finding Legal Advisers

Below is a list of ways you can find a legal adviser. When you call an adviser to make an appointment check that the firm advises on the area of law you need, that they can give legally aided advice if you are in receipt of welfare benefits or on low income and that they will arrange an interpreter if you need one.

If you are contacting someone for immigration legal advice and they are not a solicitor, they are required under law to be registered with the OISC (Office of the Immigration Commissioner) the body that monitors and regulates the giving of immigration and asylum advice in the UK.

  • SBS: We can recommend advisers for you to contact but there is no guarantee they will be able to take your case on;
  • Firms, law centres and advice agencies advertise in local newspapers and Yellow Pages.
  • You can call the Law Society on 020 7242 1222 or look at their website for solicitors in your area.
  • If you have problems with housing and welfare benefits you can contact Citizens Advice Bureaux.
  • We can recommend advisers for you to contact but there is no guarantee they will be able to take your case on.

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