Law and courts

Law and courts

Find out more about your legal and civil rights by getting free, impartial and confidential advice from Musselburgh and District Citizens Advice Bureau. If you want to know more about your rights when it comes to the law or how you are treated by the police or prison service, we can offer you guidance.

Get support with law and court matters

Tap into our knowledge and experience and get guidance on a range of law and court matters. Whether you’re due to appear in court (as a witness or defendant) and want to know about civil court procedure, or you want to find out about taking legal action against a person or a company - speak to us for support. Here are some of the areas we cover:

  • Legal system - for example, if you’re appearing as a witness or someone is taking legal action against you
  • Discrimination
  • Parking tickets
  • Civil rights - including human rights and young people’s rights

On our services page - can we update about the free legal clinic that will be running 

Legal Clinic  

We currently run a fortnightly Legal Clinic on a Tuesday evening, a trained volunteer solicitors can provide a variety of free legal advice during a 30-minute appointment .  Please contact the Bureau to request an appointment. 

As our Musselburgh High Street address has now closed, we are looking forward to welcoming clients during our regular opening hours from the 30th October 2023. 

Appointments can be made by telephoning 0131 6532748

Whatever you want to know about the law or the courts system, we’re here to give you the information you need. Come and see us at Musselburgh and District Citizens Advice Bureau for more support and guidance.