DAWN’s legal advice team relocates

Posted on 30th May 2012 | in Community

Northumberland residents dealing with family problems can now benefit from improved access to quality legal advice after DAWN Advice extended the reach of its Family Law service into Morpeth and Ashington.

Residents in need of high-quality advice will now be able to visit the team, which comprises fully-qualified solicitors, legal secretaries and support staff, within the DAWN CAB in Morpeth and at the Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service in Ashington.

The expansion of DAWN’s Family Law service has been supported by the Northern Rock Foundation’s Fresh Ideas Fund.

Liz Chadwick, Chief Executive of DAWN Advice, said: “Relocating our Family Law Team into the heart of the Morpeth and Ashington communities will help make quality legal advice even more accessible to people when they need it most.

“Issues relating to Family Law are extremely complex and often emotions will be running sky-high, particularly when children are involved, so it’s essential that matters are resolved as quickly as possible. Our improved Family Law service will allow people to easily benefit from specialist face-to-face advice in order to resolve their problems without the need to travel long distances.”

Anyone in need of Family Law advice should contact the team on 0300 303 1931 for an initial assessment, to see if they are eligible for Legal Aid. Phone lines are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm or Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.

Alternatively residents can also visit the team at the DAWN CAB in Morpeth in Tower Buildings or at Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service on 107-109 Station Road for face-to-face advice.
DAWN Advice is a Northumberland-based social enterprise which offers free, confidential and impartial legal advice on a range of issues including family law, debt, housing, employment and welfare benefits.

It is a member of the Citizens Advice service and manages the operation of the DAWN CAB in Morpeth.

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