Advicenow fact file

Here you can find key information about how the Advicenow website works, and who supports us to make it work.
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What is Advicenow?

Advicenow is an award-winning website providing a hand-picked and checked information service that draws together the best information about the law and rights available on the internet. We create effective materials that provide practical help on how to manage and resolve life’s legal problems.

Advicenow fast facts

Find the best information: 'Top picks'

  • Our Advicenow top picks search service brings together the best information on the law and rights from over 250 UK websites.
  • This selection isn’t done by computer; we handpick every link, check that it's up-to-date and covers the important issues.
  • We summarise it so that you know whether it is what you are looking for or not.

For more details see About top picks search.

Make sense of the law and your rights: Advicenow guides

'It’s a good job your site is out there offering impartial and useful information on many current life situations. Impartial information is hard to come by, but quality impartial information is even harder. I have signposted many individuals and organisations to your site and they are always impressed.' Counsellor, Derby

  • We want to break the mould of dry legal information that informs but doesn’t offer practical help and guidance. We don't just provide information about the law; we tell people where to go, what to do, and how to do it.
  • Our guides acknowledge the stress readers are experiencing and offer advice on the practical skills and techniques needed to solve their problem.
  • We use a range of learning techniques to get the message across: clear, straightforward language, jargon-busters, case studies, diagrams, films, sound files, example letters, quizzes, and pictures.
  • We test our guides with a mixture of individuals and experts before publication to ensure that they are as effective and helpful as possible. And we don’t stop there - we design and test new methods all the time so that we increase our understanding of what works, and our guides get better.

See About Advicenow guides for more information.

Award winning

  • Advicenow won the Access to Justice through IT award, sponsored by the Legal Education Foundation, at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017.

  • Advicenow has won both the Plain English Campaign web award, for the clear language, design and organisation of the site, as well as awards for a series of guides on discrimination. 


If you have found this website helpful could you help us by making a donation? Just text ADVN00 £3 (or any amount between £1-10) to 70070 to donate to us.


  • Our income comes from grants from trusts and foundations and from donations. 
June 2015

Accessibility is very important to us and we have designed our website to be fully accessible.

User friendly design

We have designed our site in an easy and friendly way for users to navigate through. We have included our own guidelines which include:

  • Using meaningful ALT text so there is a descriptive alternative for all images.
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text.
  • Using an easier to read font type, size and colour.
  • Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme.

Navigating the site

To navigate through this site, please use the menu on the right hand side, and select a section. If you use a screen reader, it will read the menu to you and provide access to the tools on this page.

PDF Documents

We provide many of our publications in PDF format as well as webpages. To read PDF documents you will need Adobe reader software. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you haven't got it already.

More information on the accessibility features of our website will follow shortly.

If you would like to comment on our accessibility or how this page of information could be improved, please use the Contact us form - see the link in the footer menu at the bottom of this page.

June 2015

We are grateful to all our funders, past and present for their support.

Thank you to the Legal Education Foundation for funding the 2015 remodel of the Advicenow website.

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Advicenow is mainly funded through grants from trusts, foundations and government. Law for Life has received money for the Advicenow website from the following funders:

In the past Advicenow has also been funded by:

We are currently seeking funding from government, trusts and foundations, and individuals.

Could you make a small donation to help us keep this website up and running?

Just text the code ADVN22 £3 (or any amount between £1-10) to 70070 to donate to us. 

June 2015

Stay up to date

Would you like to be kept up to date with all the latest developments on the Advicenow website?

To sign up to our newsletter, simply click here and you will:

  • Be informed about our latest guides;
  • Get the opportunity to take part in consultations about our materials;
  • Be involved in the evaluation of our materials; and
  • Get the latest news about the work of Law for Life, the public legal education organisation that runs the Advicenow website.

We will keep your details in order to send you the newsletter, but we will not pass your details on to anyone else. If you want your details taken off our list, you can 'unsubscribe' at any time.

You can also get updates on our latest developments by following us on Twitter and liking our Facebook page. 

January 2018
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