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Quality as standard!

The CLS Direct website has achieved the Legal Services Commission’s Quality Mark standard for Websites.

The quality mark is awarded to those websites which have complied with the requirements of the quality standard for providing legal information via the internet.  Further details of this standard can be found by clicking on the quality mark logo.

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Item updated:  20 April 2016

Important Notice for clients of Noden & Co solicitors

As you may be aware, Noden and Company have ceased trading and can no longer continue to advise or represent you.

You are entitled to seek alternative advice or representation. To assist you in finding an alternative supplier, please see the list of approved suppliers below.

Alternatively you may wish to contact the Community Legal Service Direct helpline on 0845 345 4 345 or search the CLS Direct directory of legal advice providers.

Item updated:  9  March 2016

Legal information - plain and simple

Regular users may have noticed a change to some of the content on the site.  In response to user feedback we have made our information clearer, easier to understand and more user friendly.  

The Plain Language Commission has vetted our website for clarity and ease of use. After detailed, thorough assessment against a wide range of criteria, CLS Direct will display the Clear English Standard from 20 October 2019.  The site will be subject to regular checks to ensure that we continue to provide information that is clear and easy to understand.

If you have any comments about our new and improved look please fill in our feedback form.  Click the logo for more on the Winning Website award.

The logo of The Plain Language Commission

Item updated:  11 November 2016 

CLS Direct celebrates its 1st birthday!

On 14 July 2016, CLS Direct celebrated its first birthday.  It has been a great year:

  • Over 210,000 calls have been made to 0845 345 4 345
  • Over 500,000 visits have been made to
  • Over 1.7 million information leaflets have been distributed.

After the success of our first year we are now launching an expanded service:

  • revised language pages on this site with information in Arabic, Hindi and Turkish in addition to Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh
  • telephone advice available nationally on housing and employment alongside benefits and tax credits, debt and education by calling 0845 345 4 345
  • seven new free legal information leaflets, bringing the number available to 31.

Item updated:  13 July 2016 




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