specialist money advice
services & resources 
at Govan Law Centre



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We provide free money advice services within the following fields:


mortgage repossession

consumer credit law

diligence and defender debt

fuel poverty

income maximization: benefits

income maximization: compensation

income maximization: employment law

legal education and prevention



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Govan Law Centre (GLC) provides a range of free specialist money advice services within the south west of Glasgow.  Advice & representation is undertaken by qualified solicitors, and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

Where queries can be better dealt with by a generalist money advice agency our policy is to make appropriate referrals.

Prospective solicitors undertake 3 or 4 years full-time under-graduate legal study (LLB), followed by 1 year full-time post-graduate study (Dip LP), followed by a legal apprenticeship over 2 years. 

No solicitor can practice on his or her own account until they have 3 years of qualified experience.

GLC operates a robust internal complaints policy, and externally complaints are independently adjudicated by the Law Society of Scotland, and the Legal Services Ombudsman for Scotland.

GLC adheres to the Law Society of Scotland's recommended quality assurance and risk management practice.  Over and above this GLC has an internal quality assurance scheme.


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This site contains a range of money advice tools & resources within the following areas of practice:

too much debt? - step by step debt management information & advice

glc income & expenditure budgeting calculator

glc money advice calculators

benefit rates for 2003/04 (and 2002/03 comparison)

debt arrangement scheme

defending evictions

preventing mortgage repossession

preventing homelessness

diligence (arrestment)

debtor harassment

consumer credit law


small claims

sale of goods act

fuel poverty

employment law

income maximisation: compensation

where to find free help in Scotland

where to find free help in England  & Wales

where to find free help in Northern Ireland

where to find free help in Ireland



GLC provides free legal services at the point of delivery due to core funding (40%) from Glasgow City Council.  GLC provides 35% of its own funding through casework, litigation, consultancy, training and conferences.  The Scottish Executive provides 25% of funding, which is ring-fenced for GLC's Education Law Unit.