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Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law. Their services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. They also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice.

As well as providing a wide range of legal information available on their website, Rights of Women provides the following telephone advice lines, which are staffed by qualified specialist solicitors or barristers.

Family law
Call 020 7251 6577 - national line
Monday 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday 7pm – 9pm, Thursday 7pm – 9pm, Friday 12pm – 2pm 
- domestic violence and abuse
- divorce, finances and property on relationship breakdown
- cohabitation, finances and property on relationship breakdown
- parental responsibility and arrangements for children
- lesbian parenting

Criminal law
Call 020 7251 8887
Tuesday 11am-1pm
- sexual offences including rape and sexual assault
- domestic violence, harassment and stalking
- reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system
- criminal injuries compensation

For women in London
Call 020 7608 1137
Monday 11am-1pm, Tuesday 2-4pm, Wednesday 2-4pm, Thursday 2-4pm
- injunctions such as non-molestation orders and occupation orders
- divorce and finances on relationship breakdown
- parental responsibility and arrangements for children
- lesbian parenting

Immigration and asylum law
Call 020 7490 7689
Monday 10am – 4pm, Thursday 10am – 4pm
- claiming asylum
- the rights of Europeans and their families in the UK
- trafficking
- immigration law including domestic violence, long residence and family life
- financial support options including for women with no recourse to public funds

52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT
Area serviced:
There are four different advice lines – please see above for details
Opening times:
Check above for opening times of advice lines
Who is it for:
Women who require legal advice and information
The service is only available in English; if interpreting is required they suggest you ask a friend or support worker to translate their advice
Disabled access:
Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired people can contact the advice lines using text relay
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