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They are looking for volunteer advisers.

Volunteer Legal Advisers

Our volunteer legal advisers are vital to the delivery of our telephone advice lines. To volunteer with us you must be a qualified, female solicitor or barrister with a full practising certificate and experience in either family or immigration and asylum law. You must be willing to commit to deliver one 2 hour advice session each month. Volunteer legal advisers receive training and expenses and we arrange regular events such as CPD accredited training and social events.

Please kindly mention Divorce Aid when getting in touch.

“Dealing with the legal system is often a source of great anxiety, uncertainty and confusion. The demand on the advice line demonstrates the importance of providing this service and I have spoken with many women in very difficult situations. It is important that they know that we are here for them and it is rewarding to be able to help.

There is a shared commitment at Rights of Women to assisting women who need help with legal problems. There remains a significant need for the service provided by the advice line and I would encourage women lawyers to join the team of evening advisers. 

Ideally, our service would not be required but whilst it is I hope that women will continue to contact us.”

Jenny, family law solicitor and Volunteer Legal Adviser

If you are interested in volunteering on our advice lines download the documents below:

Advice Line Volunteer Lawyers

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Family law volunteer application form

Immigration and asylum law volunteer application form

Please also enquire about volunteer office vacancies.

Please click on the link: Media news re Divorce Aid 

Divorce Aid teamed up with VideoJug
to produce the following:
Video: What to do when your friend gets divorced

The Head Partnership helps clients when they need it most Thursday, 22nd September 2011, Reading
From today, local law firm The Head Partnership Solicitors LLP is offering two new flexible schemes to make it even easier for clients to get the right legal services when they need it most.

With household incomes constantly being squeezed, The Head Partnership has launched its Subsidised Fee Scheme to help people with low incomes and modest savings, who cannot benefit from Legal Aid, get the legal advice they need in these tough economic times. The Subsidised Fee Scheme from The Head Partnership is available now to families and individuals, and will see the firm subsidise its normal fees giving clients the support and representation they need at affordable rates.

The Head Partnership has also announced its Premium Service facility, delivering an enhanced individual and dedicated service to clients. The Premium Service offers round-the-clock advice and support for clients including mobile phone and email access to the case lawyer seven days a week, from ‘dawn ‘til dusk’. Face-to-face meetings are also arranged to suit clients’ needs and will even be organised out of hours to suit busy schedules. The Premium Service is also available now on the basis of only a 10 per cent rate increase on standard fees.

With no other solicitors in the area providing such bespoke services for clients, The Head Partnership continues to lead the way with innovative legal services that put clients first and represent real-world, practical offerings. Because there is no such thing as an ‘average’ family or relationship any more, people’s needs and requirements are more varied. The Head Partnership Solicitors is helping to meet these demands with new and unprecedented offerings such as the Subsidised Fee Scheme and Premium Service.

“Our Family and Matrimonial team has grown from a team of one in 1997 to now being the largest in the area. Our commitment and approach to providing our clients with the right services in a flexible way has driven our growth,” explains Richard Rodway, Head of the Family Team, The Head Partnership. “Our new Subsidised Fee Scheme and Premium Service offerings are examples of how we are working to deliver top quality services to our clients in a way that suits their circumstances. This, coupled with our free clinics, we hope makes it even easier for people to access affordable legal services.”

See their webpage at Divorce Aid/Reading

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