Legal Helplines & Surgeries

We offer a range of free, confidential legal helplines and surgeries

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Our Scottish Women’s Rights Centre supports women aged 16 and over who have been affected by violence and abuse in Scotland.
These helplines are a first point of contact to speak about the issues affecting you and getting initial information and advice.

Important: From January 2022, the centre is temporarily changing how the helpline works. Experienced advocacy workers will now be handling your initial call and they will put you in touch with our solicitors if you need further advice. You can read more about these changes here.

Telephone: 08088 010 789

Legal helpline

Tuesdays between 1PM and 4PM

Wednesdays between 10AM and 1PM

It is free to call our helpline from most mobile phones and landlines.

At times, our helpline can be extremely busy. Please keep trying to get through. Before calling, we also recommend you to check our resources as you might find information there that can assist you.

Advice surgery 

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

To find out more details of what to expect from each type of advice surgery and how to book an appointment, please click here.


Second Tier Immigration & Asylum Advice Line

Our second-tier immigration and asylum advice line provides free, confidential advice for advisers or professionals working in Scotland.

Telephone: 0141 406 5353

When: Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm
How often: Weekly
Who for: Advisers or professionals in Scotland seeking 2nd tier advice relating to immigration and asylum law
Advice from: JustRight Scotland solicitors, provided confidentially

Read more: Second Tier Immigration & Asylum Advice Line (PDF)