Request Legal Help

Our Eligibility Criteria

We provide legal advice to art organisations and and groups based in England and Wales. Please read our eligibility criteria below.

What do we mean by Arts Organisation?

Our definition of Arts Organisation is broad. Small arts organisations, arts community groups qualify under our definition.

If “you” are more than one person and you are a non-profit or work with the community on arts or cultural projects, you may qualify for help on a range of legal issues.


Are you based in England and Wales?

We are only able to assist groups who operate, perform or are incorporated in England and Wales. Our lawyers can only provide legal assistance in this jurisdiction.

Our Form

If you believe you satisfy our criteria, please fill out our form available below.

Don’t be put off by the level of information we ask for on the application form – this helps us understand more about your organisation and how you work with the local community so that we can confirm if you are eligible to receive free advice.

Our Application Process

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Fill out the LVFA Referral Form

Please fill the form out entirely, sending us all the documents requested at coordinator will assess whether you are eligible to receive legal advice under the LVFA scheme. if your query is time-sensitive, please let us know and we will see what we can do for you.

Application Outcome

We will inform you on whether you have been rejected or accepted to receive legal advice. If accepted, we will refer your query to our partner law firms until one of our firms has accepted to assist you.

If you have been rejected, we will provide you with alternative resources who may be able to help.  You can also ask for these at an earlier stage. We aim to provide any support we are able to.  A list of resources are also available on our Alternative Resources page.

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Meet your law firm

Once a law firm accepts your query we will connect you to them. The relevant lawyers will help you with your legal concern.