Free legal advice for the people of Fife

Fully qualified solicitors who care

We listen and understand


What We Do!

We are a team of solicitors who provide free legal advice and representation for the people in Fife who need it most. We can provide legal advice on a range of subjects. It really depends on what your problem is. If we are unable to help you, we will do our best to point you in the direction of someone who can. You can find out more about what we do by clicking on one of the buttons below. You can also contact us by phone, email or chat to us if we're online.

Here are some of the areas of law we can help you with:-

• Problems paying your rent or mortgage

• Other housing problems

• Debt

• Benefits tribunals

• Domestic abuse and your housing

• Claiming compensation if you’ve been a victim of violent crime or sexual abuse.

Legal Advice

Our experienced social welfare lawyers can help you with a wide range of legal issues. Read More.

Providing Information

If we can’t help you, we will do our best to arm you with information and point you in the right direction. Read More.


If you need other types of support, we can refer you to other organisations so that you don’t have to work it out yourself. Read More.


We will guide you through legal processes and represent you at formal hearings in courts and tribunals. Read More.


We run legal clinics across Fife and will do our best to meet you at a convenient place. Read More.

Working With Others

We are proud to work with other charities and organisations who may be able to help you. We are also grateful for the funding we receive which allows us to do this. Read More.


Our Covid 19 Response

Please note, we divide our time between working from home and attending the Office.

However, you can still contact us by email:  info@fifelawcentre.co.uk or phone:  01592 786710.

We’re a small charity and can be very busy at times but we’ll do our best to respond to you as soon as possible.


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We are extremely grateful to these organisations for their support. Without their financial assistance, we would be unable to help the people of Fife.

Fife Council
The Robertson Trust
The Volant Trust
The National Lottery Community Funding
Scottish Legal Aid Board

Meet our team

Sam JohnstonActing Principal Solicitor
Sam undertook the accelerated law degree at Edinburgh University following a career in the financial services industry. He trained at a commercial firm before seeking a change in direction, working as a procurator fiscal and then in regulatory law before joining the law centre in 2019. Sam provides advice and representation on all matters relating to housing and benefits appeals.

Frances FinlaySolicitor
Frances joined the Law Centre in October 2022 as a Solicitor and is responsible for providing advice and representation on a wide range of issues. She obtained a degree in Psychology and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management. Thereafter, she worked as Human Resources Officer at Aberdeen University and an oil company before completing her law degree at Edinburgh University and training with Campbell Smith.  She then gained a vast amount of experience in the public sector as a solicitor first at Edinburgh Council and then at Shelter and Police Scotland.
Angela ClarkBusiness Manager
Angela is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration and operations of the Law Centre. Her educational background includes an MBA gained through the Open University. She has worked in the private, public, and charity sectors in a range of professional services, commercial and operational roles.

Suzie DonaldLegal Assistant
Suzie joined us in May 2022 as Legal Assistant. Suzie has many years of legal experience and has previously worked with law firms in Edinburgh and latterly in the legal team of a property development company as a Paralegal. Suzie has specialist paralegal qualifications in commercial property and company law.  She is responsible for triaging calls, looking after our Social Media, organising and attending our Outreach sessions and increasing awareness of our services.
Eilis ImrieSolicitor
Eilis joined the Law Centre in 2017 as a fully qualified solicitor after completing her traineeship in Criminal Defence at a local firm in Dundee. She studied law at the University of Dundee graduating in 2013 and completed her Diploma in Legal Practice the following year in 2014. Eilis works closely with victims of domestic and sexual abuse advising them on a wide range of legal issues. She also deals with all Criminal Injuries Compensation claims and provides representation at Children’s Hearings.


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We’re Fife Law Centre, a charity, that has been providing legal advice and assistance, most of it on a free basis, for over 14 years. 

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We believe in providing support and help in a non-judgemental way through our professional, flexible, approach and listening to our contacts and clients with an open mind.

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