We deliver free legal advice and representation in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Glasgow to those who would otherwise have found it difficult or impossible to access the legal help that they require. We help children and young people up to the age of 18, or 21 if they have been Looked After Children.
Clan Childlaw Ltd have qualified solicitors who can provide free representation for children and young people. We can meet with young people in the areas where we have an office base – Edinburgh and the Lothians and Glasgow and the surrounding area. We represent young people up to the age of 18, or 21 if they have been a Looked After Child.
Clan Childlaw also provides information about the law by telephone or email. This free service is available to children and young people throughout Scotland and professionals working with children and young people.
Problems a lawyer can help with...
Please see https://www.clanchildlaw.org/Pages/Category/case-studies-types-of-issues.
Information about the law and your rights...
Please see https://www.clanchildlaw.org/Pages/Category/what-to-expect.
What age do I have to be to get a lawyer?
You can usually have your own lawyer if you are 12 or over. Children as young as 8 can have their own lawyers. These are not strict rules. You will usually be able to instruct a solicitor as long as the solicitor thinks that you understand what a solicitor does and you understand the problem you need help with. This is called “having capacity to instruct a solicitor”. It will be up to the solicitor to decide whether or not you have capacity to instruct them.
Please see https://www.clanchildlaw.org/what-age-do-i-have-to-be-to-have-a-lawyer.
Do I have to pay for a lawyer?
At Clan Childlaw we can give you free legal advice which means that you will not have to pay to get advice and help from our solicitors. We can sometimes provide free representation in court or hearings where legal aid is not available.
Please see https://www.clanchildlaw.org/do-i-have-to-pay-for-a-lawyer.
For further information, please get in touch.