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Advice surgeries

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Our legal advice surgeries are an opportunity to discuss your case in detail with one of our solicitors and get more specific legal advice.

We have different surgeries available depending on your circumstances:

  • General advice surgeries for women who have experienced any form of abuse
  • Sexual harassment surgeries for women who have been sexually harassed at work, in university or college, online or in the street.
  • RISE@SWRC surgeries for women who are involved in selling / exchanging sex in Scotland and have experienced abuse at any point in their lives.

Below you will find details of what to expect from each type of advice surgery and how to book an appointment.

Advice for any form of abuse or violence

Our general advice surgeries are available for women aged 16 and over who have experienced any form of abuse.

These surgeries are open by appointment only, they last 1 hour and can take place by phone or video call.

Urgent legal advice

If you need urgent advice, we recommend you to find a solicitor. You can search our list of solicitors who have completed our SWRC domestic abuse training. Alternatively, visit the Law Society of Scotland's website to find solicitors in your area.

Book an appointment

  1. Check the next available dates below
  2. Call our office to book an appointment on 0141 331 4183.
  3. We will check when are the next available appointments.
  4. We'll then ask for your contact details, if you prefer a phone or video call, and some initial information about the advice you need.
  5. If you need a language interpreter to communicate with our solicitors, let us know when booking. We can provide one for free.

Upcoming dates

  • No appointments available for 2021.

Advice for sexual harassment cases

Our sexual harassment legal surgeries are available for women aged 16 years and above who have encountered sexual harassment in the workplace, in university or college, online, and in the street. Find out how our specialist solicitor can help here.

Booking an appointment

Appointments last 1 hour (or 2 hours if you need an interpreter) and they are available:

Every Wednesday at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

You can book an appointment online using our booking system, or click on the button below.

Book an appointment

Advice for women selling/ exchanging sex in Scotland

RISE@SWRC advice surgeries are available for women selling or exchanging sex in Scotland who have experienced abuse or violence at any point in their lives.

Please know that the abuse you experienced doesn't need to have happened in the course of selling/exchanging sex.

Book an appointment

Our RISE solicitors can offer you a 1 hour call to discuss your situation and discuss your options.

  1. Our solicitors can contact you Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm at a time that is convenient for you.
  2. You can choose to be contacted by email or phone.
  3. To request a call, simply fill out this contact form or click on the button below.

Schedule a call

Prepare for your appointment

Some things to consider before and during your appointment:

  • Safety: find a safe, private and comfortable place to make the call.
  • Equipment: make sure you have good telephone connection / internet signal and that your camera and microphone work correctly, if you're doing a video call.
  • Confidentiality: if you have any questions and concerns about disclosing any information to our solicitors, make sure to clarify them at the beginning of the appointment.
  • Documents: if there are any documents relevant to your case, make sure to have them nearby or save them on your computer in case our solicitor asks to see them.
  • Emotional support: at the end of the call, we will check if you would like to speak to one of our Advocacy Workers about your situation and how it is impacting you.
  • Feedback: after our appointment, we will send you a short survey so you can tell us about your experience with us.

 

Helpline

08088 010 789

Monday 1 - 4 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesday 1 - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Important: from 10 January 2022 our helpline is temporarily moving to a new format. You can read more about these changes here.

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