Phone 0117 924 8662, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Phone 0117 924 8662, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

What we do

Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. We help over 1,500 people a year access the justice system thanks to our funders, sponsors and committed staff and volunteers. 

  • We help more than 5,000 enquirers, offer legal education and training, and work on our own and with partners to push for changes to public policy that promote equality and justice.
  • We prevent poverty, keep people in jobs and homes, reinstate benefits, keep families together, give people independence and dignity.
  • We enable people to understand their rights and challenge decisions
  • We work to influence policy (read more about our success in achieving changes to PIP assessment guidance).

Our vision is a society where everyone has access to justice

Our mission

Improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Bristol and across the South West through providing access to justice

Our objectives

Securing justice through legal advice and representation

Influencing public policy

Empowering local communities to better exercise their rights

Your stories

People think they’ll never need free legal advice. Until then they do. Here’s how we help people just like you.

Our impact

“I had no idea what to do about them stopping my benefits …. If Law Centre have not helped me I would lost my home and be crazy now. Thank you so much for saving me.” 
“I cannot thank Bristol Law Centre enough for their life and sanity saving work. The staff’s beyond praise. What stands out most is their kindness. Their patience and forbearance seems endless and when this is coupled with professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency, it becomes a top level service.”

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Your stories

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Our story

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Download our current information leaflets and annual reporting documents.