There is help for those low on cash but with a need for legal advice. These types of people are known as legal aid solicitors. Most are professional solicitors and lawyers that volunteer their time and services to those in need. They cannot turn you down based on race or gender. They can turn you down based on income. If you make too much money, you will need to look elsewhere for legal help.
Legal aid solicitors can help with cases of discrimination, criminal defense, and certain financial issues. Legal aid solicitors cannot help with most compensation claims. This is in accordance with United Kingdom law. However, they can suggest low cost solicitors and no win no fee solicitors. They may also advise you on bill collection activities taken against you when you are behind in payments due to lost wages resulting from your injuries.
If you are in need of filing a personal injury claim and do not qualify for legal aid, there are still options available to you. According to United Kingdom law your costs incurred while filing your claim (including court fees and solicitor fees) must be paid by the guilty party once you win your case. (The exception is in Scotland where you are responsible for payment once you win the case. The amount you must pay is dependent upon how much you win.) If you lose your case you are still responsible for payment but may be able to make payment arrangements. Get all fees and payment dates in writing beforehand. The best option is using a claims firm or solicitor that will not charge you any fees unless you win your case.
If you want to find legal aid solicitors there are a few options open to you.