Legal First Aid
Family Law in Manchester
Welcome to Legal First Aid. Following major cuts to legal aid mean that many people are left navigating the legal system on their own. If you need help, support or assistance, I specialise in affordable legal help with child matters, divorce proceedings and domestic abuse.
My name is Caroline Edwards. I am a registered family law paralegal with over 25 years of experience working in the legal profession. I have an understanding of the court system and should you require specialist assistance, I can signpost you to the correct professional who can help you.
Every Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Every Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
Wythenshawe Amateurs FC
Every Wednesday 10am - 1pm
The Mess Café/Community Grocery, Harper Road, Sharston Industrial Estate Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 4RG
If you feel lost and unsure of the circumstances you are facing, please do get in touch with me at
Legal First Aid for support with family law in Manchester, England or Wales.
I offer expert support with a variety of child matters including applications for child arrangement orders. Child issues can be emotional and difficult, but I have empathy towards such sensitive matters and will endeavour to reach the best possible outcome for all involved.
If you have been or are in an abusive relationship, I will assess your eligibility for legal aid. If you are eligible, I will refer you to a choice of solicitors with a legal aid contract who will be able to help you further.
If you are not eligible, I can apply for a non-molestation order and/or occupation order on your behalf. If this is the case, I will discuss matters in full with you at that point.
If you wish to have advice in relation to commencing divorce proceedings, we can discuss the best options available to your particular circumstances. Our aim is to keep matters between the parties as amicable as possible.
For most people, attending court is an unfamiliar environment. As a McKenzie friend I’ll provide you with support and assistance and help you navigate the court system. I’ll make sure that you are always aware of what is happening and how your case is progressing.
I have over two decades of experience working within family law services in Manchester. I explain everything in plain English that makes the legal system accessible and understandable.
I want everyone to be able to access the legal system. I offer half price initial consultations and free drop-in sessions.
I was a finalist at the National Paralegal Awards 2020 which is a reflection of the work that I do. I am passionate about helping you make the changes you want in your life at affordable cost.