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Debt Advice

If you are having difficulties in dealing with debt problems you should always seek specialist advice. The Law Centre operates a pro bono clinic delivered in partnership BPP Law School.


We help hundreds of people every year with severe debt and money management problems. Our service includes negotiating with creditors and can include representation where necessary.


This includes:


  • Budgeting and prioritising debts
  • Checking whether there may be any benefits or tax credits you are entitled to
  • Advice on whether you should accept or dispute liability for debts.
  • Negotiating repayment proposals with creditors
  • Advice with bankruptcy petitions


It is essential that before you see our debt advice project that you gather together all your financial papers. These should include any court papers and letters, bills and credit agreements, and details of your income and expenditure and that of your spouse or partner. This helps us assist you more effectively.

If you have a debt or consumer dispute not involving council tax or housing benefit, you can receive help through our ‘Debt & Consumer Law Clinic’ delivered in partnership with BPP Law School.


Please call: 020 7633 4531 and leave a message with your name and contact details. 


A law student will call you back during office hours. If your case is suitable, an appointment will be made with a volunteer lawyer on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8pm using an online platform.