Imagine going for a new job but getting turned down, and  then being told it was because you were too old.

Chances are you would feel unfairly treated. You might feel that your rights had been ignored. But what if you were then told the job was funded by a government grant that was only available to improve career prospects for young people?

Or how about if you were bitten by your neighbour's dog. Possibly very painful, and surely everyone has the right not to be attacked by someone else's pet?

Though what if you had also patted the dog on the head a few minutes before but your neighbour had asked you not to because of the dog's grouchy temper?

So there are two sides to every story. Even so, sometimes things can happen to us that just feel wrong and we want to know where we stand in getting things put right.

If you feel like you've been treated badly it's natural to at least want an apology of some sort. Sometimes there are legal processes we can use to try and make that happen.

Getting legal advice on your situation

Depending on what's happened you may want to get some advice about where you stand in terms of your legal rights, as well as discussing the options available to you. Organisations like Citizens Advice can be a good place to start, with a helpful section on all of your rights

You can also find information about how to contact them. If you think you would like to start talking to a lawyer see our types of lawyers page to find out more about finding one and the ways in which they are regulated.