Other sources of legal support
Unfortunately we cannot offer legal support or representation for issues which arose outside of RCN membership, or recommend an external solicitor.
If you were a member of another trade union at the time of the incident, ask if they will represent you.
It's worth checking whether your insurance policies (such as house or car insurance) include legal expenses cover.
Your local Citizens Advice can offer free initial advice.
Advocate can help you find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers. To receive support from them you will need to be referred by an advice agency - Citizens Advice may be able to arrange a referral for you - or a lawyer.
If you live in England or Wales, the Law Society's directory provides contact details of solicitors/firms in your local area. In Northern Ireland you can contact the Law Society of Northern Ireland and in Scotland the Law Society of Scotland.
The Law Centres Federation provide free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you live in Scotland, the Scottish Legal Aid Board's online calculator can help you assess whether you qualify for advice and financial assistance in a civil, criminal or children's case.