The Children & Domestic Abuse Law Clinic offers free legal consultancy and support to people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to instruct a lawyer.

Issues we cover

  • Parental Disputes About Children
  • Child Arrangements
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Domestic Abuse (Non-molestation & Occupation Orders)

What help do we offer?

  • Advice on the law, your rights, your options and what to do next
  • Assistance with court applications and statements/evidence
  • Advice on court process and procedure 

Please note: We support clients as litigants in person. We do not undertake litigation on a client’s behalf or offer representation at court. When receiving advice, clients remain responsible for the management and conduct of their case.


The clinic is available to clients throughout Devon & Cornwall.

We cannot advise if you are currently instructing or receiving advice from a lawyer or professional McKenzie Friend. 

Before contacting us, please complete a legal aid check. If you are entitled to legal aid we cannot assist you with your case.

Please note: We cannot currently accept divorce, finance, cohabitation or public child law cases.

Contact Us

Please contact us using this referral form.

Our current call-back time is 5 working days.