General Service

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Caxton's services are available by appointment.

Call us if you would like to make an appointment.

Caxton's General Service provides free legal advice to

people on a low income or who experience other disadvantage.

At your appointment, a qualified lawyer will give general advice, assist you to understand your options and provide a written copy of the advice. Our Social Work Service and an interpreter service are available. Final-year law students will also assist.

Caxton Legal Centre can assist with a wide range of legal problems, however, there are some matters we cannot help with. Please click here to refer to the our full list of legal problem types we CANNOT assist with before calling to make an appointment.

Advice is also not given to:
  • employers: employment responsibility matters
  • landlords: tenancy related matters
  • guarantors seeking a solicitor's certificate about a loan

Referrals may be provided to Legal Aid Queensland, private solicitors and other appropriate agencies.

Appointments are brief in order to assist as many people as possible.

What to bring to your appointment:
  • any paperwork you have related to your legal matter
  • a list of questions which you would like the lawyer to answer
  • the full name of the person who is on the other side of your legal matter. We cannot give you legal advice without it. This is in order for us to check for a potential conflict of interest. If your dispute is with a company or institution we need that name and the name of an individual if you have been dealing with a specific person over an extended period of time.


Caxton is committed to providing quality service. If you have a complaint about the quality or manner of our service or if you are unhappy in some other way, please either email us or telephone us on (07) 3214 6333 and ask to speak to the Director.

Read our policies on Access to Confidential Information and Privacy.