Are you a person going to court and do not have a lawyer? Do you need some assistance?Get PSU Help
Many thousands of people find they must represent themselves in court during life-changing situations: divorce, contact with their children, eviction, and trying to recover debts. The PSU helps people to represent themselves more effectively in civil and family cases and tribunals. Our free, instant-access service is provided by trained volunteers based in court buildings.
'I was very anxious and they made me feel so calm and understand everything that was going to happen in court.'
'I felt very anxious as I was on my own. I felt very scared… The PSU were brilliant.'
'Although PSU staff and volunteers cannot offer legal advice they can offer so much else which is of immeasurable benefit and comfort to court users.'
Invaluable, sometimes miraculous.
'PSU volunteers offer help in so many ways – with forms, procedures, explaining what will happen in court, navigating the route to court, offering moral support and a comforting presence in the courtroom.'
'The work of the PSU is vital in supporting a fair justice system where there are litigants in person. Ensuring that litigants are best able to explain their cases in court as free of stress as is possible is essential to underpinning justice.'