People with MS sometimes face a range of legal problems - in work, housing or accessing to services. There are a number of organisations that can help you understand your rights and help you find ways to resolve these problems.
England and Wales
Disability Law Service (DLS)
An independent charity providing legal information and advice to people with a disability, their families and carers. The service can advise on:
- Disability discrimination
- Consumer law
- Community care
- Welfare benefits
There is a dedicated MS Legal Officer supporting people affected by multiple sclerosis who are seeking legal advice.
A directory of services with a legal aid contract in England and Wales.
Civil Legal Advice (CLA)
A network of organisations in England and Wales offering advice about legal rights around discrimination to people who are eligible for legal aid.
Includes a directory of solicitors in Scotland and the rules and standards for practice laid down by the Law Society.
Includes a database of solicitors who are registered to carry out legal assistance work.
Citizens Advice can help you find organisations offering help with legal issues. Also information on help with legal costs
The Disability Law Service also produces a factsheet on finding advice in Scotland