Disability Law Service

Disability Law Service (DLS) is run by and for disabled people as an independent, national registered charity. Disabled people and their families, carers and advocates, are all welcome to get in touch with their helpline for advice.

DLS provide expert legal advice and representation to disabled people and their families in the areas of Welfare Benefits and Community Care, Discrimination in Employment, Access to Goods and Services, the Disability Equality Duty and further and higher education. The service employs lawyers and provides telephone advice and information as well as casework including representation in courts and tribunals.


This organisation is particularly interested to work with people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, carers, young people and people from black and minority ethnic groups. They also help people with direct payments and individual budgets.

How to contact the service

Disability Law Service
39-45 Cavell Street, London, E1 2BP

DLS runs a national Advice Line which is available Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1pm and 2.00pm - 5pm

Tel: 020 7791 9800
Typetalk: 18001 020 7791 9800
Fax: 020 7791 9802
Email: advice@dls.org.uk