Links

Links

We have identified the following links as useful for those with an interest in access to justice, and for those seeking legal assistance. If you want to suggest a link for inclusion on this page, please let us know, and we shall be happy to add it to our list.

Courts

  • Scottish Courts – the website of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. This website has useful information about courts including: recent judgments, forms, fee tables, and rules of procedure.
  • UK Supreme Court – the website of the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases. This website has useful information about the Court and includes published judgments of the Court and recorded webcasts of hearings.
  • European Court of Human Rights – the website of the Strasbourg Court charged with interpreting and applying the European Convention of Human Rights. The website includes the HUDOC database – which contains all decisions of the Court, as well as information about the Court and recorded webcasts of hearings.

Law Centres

  • Legal Services Agency – A Law Centre and charity which provides legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice.
  • JustRight Scotland – A group of lawyers providing project-based legal support, with a particular focus on women, refugees, and those affected by homelessness.
  • Castlemilk Law & Money Advice Centre – A provider of free and confidential legal advice in the areas of welfare, compensation, consumer issues, discrimination, human rights, employment, family and relationships, and housing.
  • Govan Law Centre – A provider of free and confidential legal assistance. Legal issues covered include, but are not limited to: housing, homelessness, employment and debt.
  • Renfrewshire Law Centre – A provider of legal services for residents of Renfrewshire, usually free of charge, and for local organisations, on a wide range of legal matters.
  • Ethnic Minorities Law Centre – A provider of legal advice and representation to individuals from Scotland’s Minority Ethnic communities with a focus on providing bilingual and culturally sensitive service.
  • Scottish Child Law Centre – A provider of guidance, information, and advice on matters of law concerning children and young people in Scotland.
  • Dundee North Law Centre – A provider of advice, court and tribunal representation in Dundee specialising in housing, homelessness, debt, and social welfare.
  • Scottish Women’s Rights Centre – A provider of free legal information, advice and representation to women affected by violence and abuse.
  • Gorbals Law & Money Advice Centre – A provider of free advice and representation on matters including welfare, debt, housing, homelessness, and compensation for women and children who have been victims of domestic or sexual abuse.
  • Fife Law Centre – A provider of advice and representation for those who have difficulty accessing legal services due to problems such as mental health, disability, or low income.

Law Clinics

  • University of Strathclyde Law Clinic – A project by students of Strathclyde University which provides advice and representation to assist those with legal problems, with a particular focus on housing, consumer, benefits and employment law.
  • Casus Omissus (The Aberdeen Law Project) – A project by students of University of Aberdeen to tackle justice gaps in the North East.
  • Glasgow Caledonian University Law Clinic – A project by students of GCU which provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to individuals within Greater Glasgow who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford professional legal advice.
  • The University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre – A project by students of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice which provides free legal advice and representation to those who would be otherwise unable to obtain these services.
  • Edinburgh Napier Law Clinic – A project by students at Edinburgh Napier University which provides legal advice in the areas of employment, housing and consumer contract for those who cannot access legal aid.
  • The Law Clinic at Robert Gordon University – A project by students at RGU specialising in housing, debt, benefits, employment and consumer rights which works to provide free legal advice and representation for those who would not otherwise be able to access these services.
  • Dundee Law School Student Clinic – A project by students at Dundee University which offers free and confidential advice and assistance and, in some cases, representation, to eligible members of the public.