Legal Advice

Find information about the legal aspects of education, employment, sexuality and relationships. Find out about the ward of court and power of attorney systems, equality legislation, and why it is important to make a will. What is the Disability Act all about? You will also find contacts for making complaints about discrimination, and for free legal advice.



Making a will
 A will is a witnessed document that sets out in writing a person's wishes for their possessions, called 'estate', after death.
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Free legal advice
The Legal Aid Board
Free Legal Advice Centre
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Sexuality and relationships
The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006 establishes the age of consent to sex at 17 years for men and women in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. A person who attempts to or has sex with a person who does not want to may be prosecuted under this legislation.
 
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Employment legislation

The main piece of legislation governing equality in employment is the Employment Equality Act 1998, which is amended by the Equality Act 2004. 

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Equality legislation

The main pieces of equality legislation are the

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