St James Legal Advice Centre

Welcome to St James Legal Advice Centre!

We provide free legal advice to those who cannot afford access to justice, and empower clients to understand their legal rights.  Our main focus is on solving legal problems such as helping people to claim benefits they are entitled to, housing repairs, and consumer problems. We also provide general advice and assistance with neighbours, unacceptable behaviour at work and so on. We can also provide access to mediation services.

Please note that we can't provide advice on criminal proceedings, and immigration. We also can't advise on debt or consumer credit. We're also unable to do advocacy in court, provide representation on a legal matter, or undertake certain work reserved to the legal profession. 

We operate a means testing policy. Generally, we cannot provide advice to people who:

How we operate

We provide free in person services operating from St James’s Church Muswell Hill;  Wilton Community Church; and the Salvation Army in Wood Green. All clinics have wheel chair access. Please note that our clinics provide a drop in service and appointments cannot be made. 

OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDED IN PERSON ONLY. WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAIL REQUESTS FOR ADVICE.

We operate on a first come, first served  basis. You're more likely to be seen if you arrive early. We close our doors to clients 30 minutes before the clinic closing time. 

Who we are

We are a team of volunteer legal advisers. 


Specialist Family Law and Employment Law clinics


We operate specialist walk in clinics on Family and Employment Law as follows:



Saturday clinic at St James’s Church, Muswell Hill

Between 9.30am and 12 noon at St James’s Church, St James’s Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DB

Email: stjames@stjameslegaladvice.org (please note this email is not monitored)

St James’s Church is near Sainsbury's and the Everyman cinema. The nearest underground is in Highgate. Buses to Muswell Hill include 43, 134, 102, 234, W7, 144.

Tuesday clinic at Wilton Community Church

Between 10am and 12 noon at Wilton Community Church, Wilton Road, Muswell Hill,       London N10 1LT

Tel:  020 8883 4071 (answer machine only)

Email:  wilton@stjameslegaladvice.org 

Wilton Community Church is on the corner of Wilton Road and Coppetts Road and can be reached from Muswell Hill on the 134 bus; 43 bus to Wilton Road /Colney Hatch Lane;or 234 bus to Barnet along Coppetts Road.

Wednesday clinic at The Salvation Army Church and Community Centre, Wood Green

The clinic is now closed for the summer.  We will reopen on Wednesday 11th September.

Tel: 0208 888 9466 (answer machine only)

Email: woodgreen@stjameslegaladvice.org