LEGAL ADVICE AND ADVOCACY

Legal Advice and Advocacy for Care Club Members on a range of areas including money. Promoting social justice with to everyone in society, through a valued, tailored and effective advocacy service.

FREE IMPARTIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE SERVICE

ADVOCACY

REPOSESSION

MONEY ADVICE

LEGAL RIGHTS

HOUSING ISSUES

EQUALITY

CONSUMER RIGHTS

INCLUSION

ASSISTANCE WITH

Referral

If beyond the scope of our support we can refer Individual cases to further your case.

LEGAL RIGHTS

Undertake to provide impartial and clear advice and information on your legal rights.

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CASEWORK

Undertake casework on your behalf to support resolution of more complex issues.

CIVIL LEGAL ADVICE

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LAY REPRESENTAION

In some cases, provide Authorised Lay Representation representing you at Court or Tribunal

Civil Rights First aim to promote social justice with delivery to everyone in society, through
a valued, tailored advice and effective advocacy service.

Launched in 2018, Civil Rights First is a charity providing free impartial and confidential advice service, we are holistic in our approach and person centred. Our aim is to promote social justice by delivering a valued, tailored advice and effective advocacy service. Our service is provided to the west coast of Scotland from Argyll & Bute and beyond, if required. We work primarily with communities who experience marginalisation due to ethnicity, age, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Civil Rights First improves positive outcomes for vulnerable people ensuring each person has access to free advice and representation. Underpinning our work is equal opportunities for everyone in a just and fair society. We believe in the principles of equality and diversity supporting people at the centre of the decision-making process. Our Board of Trustees provide due diligence and governance guaranteeing compliance with policy and procedure under the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Our specialist advisers are legally trained, with several years’ experience working in law clinics, third sector and Scottish Legal Aid Board projects within Citizens Advice Bureau, we provide a gold standard advice service.

Authorised Lay Representation is provided, in Simple Procedure, Summary Cause, Ordinary Cause and Summary Application.

If you have an issue, need initial advice, contact us for free advice, support, and assistance. Our free advice sessions are designed to provide you with the information needed to help resolve your issue. We deal with the following issues:


• Accountability, Rights, Autonomy
• Transparency, Inclusion, Equality
• Housing Issues
• Consumer
• Self-Directed Support
• Legal Rights Issues
• Money Advice
• Miscellaneous (other issues not listed which you require assistance)
• Authorised Lay Representation

Click here to view & download our Brochure in pdf format.

Civil Rights First are a Network Member of AdviceUK. Click here to view & download our certificate in pdf format.

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