That's life.

Sometimes we get a chance to plan the big things in life.

Starting a family or a new business, or buying a new home - usually those sorts of things give us some time to at least get things in order.

Other times the big things show up like a bolt out the blue and cause havoc. Things like losing your job, getting injured, or someone close falling ill - in times like those the priority is just doing what you can to keep going.

In all these situations you can face legal issues that you need to take care of. Research shows that nearly 50% of us had at least one legal need in the past three years.

Sometimes turning to a lawyer is one way of getting the help you need to stay on track.

Get the facts

Here you'll find facts that will help if you think you've got a legal issue, as well as practical advice so you can get the support you need.