Legal Beagles is a free forum offering support, discussion and help in many areas of life to do with legal matters. The forum has thousands of members – “dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are experienced in consumer issues of all kinds”.
As at March 2017, Legal Beagles has 69,000 registered users and 2.3 million people visited the forum in 2016 so it is a very busy active forum.
The main use for the forum is where someone has experienced a problem that may involve the law in some way but they don’t know where to start. The forum provides a friendly easy way to post questions, describe a situation and they may get free advice from people who have faced the same problem..
The advice doesn’t replace dealing directly with a solicitor of course, but gets people started and that may lead to engaging the services of a lawyer or it may be a problem they can deal with themselves.
A quick look at latest posts shows someone concerned over Lloyds TSB bank charges, someone with issues over a phone they bought from Prague, a plumber who won’t fix a broken shower, a person with problems over a County Court Judgement. You can see it’s wide ranging.
There’s also lots of discussions that are not about problems as such e.g. money saving tips, consumer rights, student finance, employment law and much more.
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It’s free, can be useful and you certainly learn a lot by seeing what’s going on.
Legal Beagles consumer forum is a good place to start with any matter that could become a legal issue.
They are also active on social media.