Edinburgh and the Lothians
Edinburgh and the Lothians
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Areas of Work

You can contact CLAO Edinburgh for help with any civil legal issue but the areas of work that we concentrate on are:

  • Preventing eviction
  • Preventing repossession due to mortage arrears
  • Debt
  • Homelessness
  • Landlord and tenant problems
  • Discrimination

Do you live in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian or East Lothian? Are you having difficulty finding legal help? Are you eligible for legal aid?

If you have answered yes to the questions above, we can help you. If you contact us by phone or email to discuss your legal issue we will access the best service/agency to help you. We will try to refer you to a local solicitor or another service provider if that is more appropriate to your case. If we cannot refer your case, we may be able to take the case on ourselves.

To find out more about our service for the public click here.

Helping advisors

We also work with advice agencies operating in the area, providing the following services

  • Second-tier advice, information and support to advisors to help them deal with legal issues in their own casework
  • Referral service to help advisors find a lawyer for their client
  • Casework service where CLAO Edinburgh can take on a client’s case
  • Training for advisors and agencies on relevant legal issues

For more information for advisors click here.


Thistle House 
91 Haymarket Terrace                             Directions to and accessibility feautures of Thistle House
EH12 5HE

*Drop in appointments are not available - pleae call in advance to arrange a meeting.