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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
  • Immigration advice surgeries for women who have experienced gender-based violence and immigration issues

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

  • Unfortunately we have temporarily suspended our surgeries due to capacity but will restart them as soon as possible. Please check back for updates.

Advice on immigration and gender-based violence

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

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

Please note that we can only provide advice in a surgery appointment if you do not already have an immigration solicitor.

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

Appointments are available every Tuesday between 10am-1pm. Please use our online booking form to book an appointment, or call our office on 0141 331 4183.

If you need a language interpreter to communicate with our solicitors, let us know when booking. We can provide one for free.

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

Our helpline is currently available:

- Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm

- Thursdays between 1.30pm and 4.30pm

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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