About Legal First Aid

Here to Help You


Working in the legal profession at a solicitor's firm for 22 years, allowed me to witness first hand, the devastating impact that government cuts to legal aid have had upon individuals and families. Costly solicitor fees and limited public funding have made access to justice increasingly difficult. 

Legal First Aid has been operating since July 2018 and was created to give everyone the chance to access the legal system. My goal is to bridge the gap and assist those who would otherwise be left to navigate the legal system on their own.  


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 Caroline Edwards- Paralegal

About Me

My name is Caroline Edwards F.Inst.Pa. I am an enthusiastic and highly motivated family law paralegal with a wide range of skills and experience. I am registered on the Professional Paralegal Register and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals. 

I am approachable and adaptable, with the ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I am passionate about helping people through their journey in family law enabling them to access justice. I offer solid support to you and your case.

I have also worked freelance at domestic violence centres for women and men offering free advice.




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My Experience

  • Managing drop-in clinics for free family advice, assessing eligibility for legal aid, advising on costs and signposting to relevant authorities 
  • Managing my own caseload of clients in respect of divorce, child contact, domestic violence, adult and child name change deeds 
  • Completing all forms for applications to the court 
  • Taking detailed notes and supporting clients in meetings (social services involvement) 
  • Referring to mediation services 
  • Referring to contact centres 
  • Preparing statements 
  • NSPCC trained ChildLine Counsellor (2012) 

What Is a Paralegal?

“A paralegal is a person qualified through education and training to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of the law and procedures but who is not a qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive.”

If you would like help with family law in Manchester or around England and Wales, please contact me at Legal First Aid on 
07398 894 822 for your first half price consultation. 



 My Testimonials


“Thank you also for your time last week, I found your advice and information most helpful.”

“Professional services with passion and complete transparency.”

“If you're caught up in a family dispute...if you're being denied access to your child/grandchild…talk to Caroline...really helped me get through the court process.”

“Can't thank you enough for all the help you have given me.”

“You are passionate about what you do and really care for your clients Always willing to go the extra mile for them.”

“Caroline was very helpful when I needed a statement for the court. She visited me at home and we discussed what to put in the statement. Because I was representing myself, she also contacted the court and explained my situation to them. She gave me some legal advice when I needed. I would highly recommend Caroline.”