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Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

CLA is a national advice service for England & Wales paid for by legal aid.  The service is only available to those who are eligible for legal aid.  CLA can provide advice for problems with debt, special educational needs, housing, family, discrimination and welfare benefits appeals.

Legal Aid is also available for certain Special Educational Needs claims (SEN), Disability Discrimination Claims and other education matters affecting SEN children and young people.

Who to contact

0345 345 4 345
Government website

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9.00am to 8.00pm Mon-Fri, 9.00am-12.30pm Saturday

Other Details

Local Offer


In scope of Legal Aid are: claims relating to SEN/statements/Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), cases where children are excluded or out-of-school for other reasons, disability discrimination claims.

Last updated: 24/08/2021
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