Castle Park Solicitors

Castle Park Solicitors is the 1st charity-owned law firm in UK. We offer specialist services in Family Law and Immigration Law. Castle Park Solicitors is the first law firm owned by the charity, Community Advice and Law Service (CALS).

CALS provides free advice and representation to the residents of Leicester and Leicestershire in money matters, debt, and housing law. All profits from Castle Park Solicitors will go to CALS to support the free advice and representation to continue. At Castle Park Solicitors we specialise in Family Law, Employment Law and Immigration Law. We also offer Family Mediation and Family Collaborative Law Services. All of our lawyers are experienced in their fields of law. There have been severe cuts to legal aid since April 2013 and we are trying to keep our prices at affordable rates to enable those that are most disadvantaged to be able to access legal advice. We offer fixed fees, pay as you go services "unbundling" as well as competitive hourly rates. For those on benefit income we offer the Access to Justice Package. Please check our website at

Operating as usual


Immigration Advice at Community Advice and Law Service - CALS

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The Immigration team from Castle Park Solicitors are now providing their service through Community Advice and Law Service (CALS). Free initial appointments available and Immigration updates will be provided on the new page.

Immigration advice provided by an immigration solicitor within CALS. All areas of immigration law

[01/03/19]   Immigration Advice at Community Advice and Law Service - CALS

The Immigration advice service previously being provided by Castle Park Solicitors is now being offered by the same team through the Community Advice and Law Service (CALS). Please like and follow our page.

Please contact us for a free initial appointment to see how we can assist with your immigration matter.

Please note that CALS also offer free advice on welfare benefits, housing and debt as well as free support services such as form filling.

Please call our offices on 0116 242 1120 to see how we can help!

[08/29/18]   With regret, a decision has been made to close Castle Park Solicitors. The office at 20 Millstone Lane will close on Friday 31 August.

We are delighted to be able to tell you that the immigration service currently provided however will continue to be delivered by our existing solicitor, Louise Koch, directly through the Community Advice and Law Service (CALS) (the charity owner of Castle Park Solicitors).

The immigration service will move to its new premises from 1st September 2018. You will therefore be able to continue to access our immigration advice service by contacting us at:

Community Advice and Law Service
1st Floor, Epic House
Charles Street
Leicester LE1 3SH
Telephone: 0116 242 1120
Email: [email protected]

If you require any further information with regard to this change, please do contact us on the details above.


Refugee Week

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"Rolston was given a British passport in 1974, at age 16, and all was well until he tried to renew it in 2011 so he could apply for jobs.

"The Home Office refused his application telling him it did ‘not appear’ he was a British citizen.

"His case emerged earlier this year when the Government came under fire for its treatment of members of the Windrush Generation who found their citizenship questioned despite having lived here for decades."


Power of Positivity

It's amazing what helping one person can do... 26/07/2018

Unhappy marriage not grounds for divorce, supreme court rules Tini Owens, who wants to divorce Hugh Owens after 40 years of marriage, loses case


Leicestershire Live

Domestic violence isn't just physical 21/07/2018

Lack of legal aid puts asylum seekers' lives at risk, charity warns Refugee Action says cuts mean there are not enough free advisers to work on cases 19/07/2018

Revealed: depth of Home Office failures on Windrush Government received repeated warnings over several years but failed to take action


Free Movement

The unmarried partner of a British citizen who returns to the UK having resided in another EU country does have rights under EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union has today in the case of C‑89/17 Banger v UK. The court also finds that if such a person is refused, he or she is entitled to a proper investigation of the factual basis of the case.


St Peter's Highfields

Highfields Fun and Food starts this Monday. Throughout the holiday, on Monday and Thursday, we have free activities (and food) from 11.45. Please arrive on time to ensure we cook enough food for you.
LCS are running from 23 July on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Families UK

It’s hoped that with the prospect of not being able to travel abroad, absent parents will accept their responsibilities.


The Guardian

"Basic ​​income has given me freedom to live with some dignity. I feel much more in control of my own life."


The Guardian


[06/27/18]   Due to a burst water main, our offices will be closed today. We hope to be up and running as normal tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Resolution - first for family law

Graeme Coy tells us why he backs no fault divorce. 25/06/2018

Slash 'obscene' Home Office fees, say MPs and campaigners Call comes as inquiry begins into charges that soared under hostile environment policy


The Times and The Sunday Times

Millions of EU citizens who wish to stay in the UK after Brexit will pay £65 to apply for a new “settled status” with decisions on applications within a “matter of days”. 22/06/2018

The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe Since 1993, one group has kept a tally of all the migrants and refugees who died trying to reach Europe. To mark World Refugee Day, we look at what it tells us about the defining crisis of our times


The Guardian

BREAKING NEWS. 19/06/2018

Refugee Week 2018: Where to celebrate Refugee Week in the Midlands Refugee Week begins on June 18 and runs until June 24. The festival has been celebrating the contributions, resilience and creativity of refugees for 20 years. There are all sorts of events happening across the Midlands, from film screenings and photography exhibitions, to theatre and arts. Find out...


Leicester City of Sanctuary

Leicester Cathedral will be hosting the opening night of the Suspended arts display on the 20th June.

Arabella Dorman’s work features hundreds of pieces of discarded clothing from refugees when they arrived on the island of Le**os; the poignant display sees the clothes hanging in a state of limbo - a powerful reminded of the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict and misery.

More details in the link below!


The Guardian



The Independent



The Telegraph

The Home Secretary is expected to announce that doctors and nurses from outside the EU will be excluded from the "tier 2" visa cap to ensure the NHS can attract the "brightest and best."


Leicestershire Live

This will affect thousands in Leicester


Refugee Week

How far can you travel in 20 words? Get together and get poetic at school, work or in your community + be part of the Simple Acts movement for Refugee Week 2018. More info here:


Moneywise Plus

#Digitalskills can help you keep in touch with #friends and #family. Find out more at our #Digital Tasters, Russell will be running them every week 10am - 12pm at a library in Leicestershire. He'll be at #Loughborough (Tuesdays), #Hinckley (Wednesdays) and #Coalville (Fridays)


Leicester City Council

#UniversalCredit from Department for Work and Pensions - DWP is coming to #Leicester in June. Find out what it is and if it affects you... 22/05/2018

"New streamlined service" for in-country applications announced - Free Movement

Want to discuss an immigration application? Come for a free initial appointment with one of our solicitors - call 0116 344 0050 to arrange A new service delivered by outsourcing firm Sopra Steria will see supporting information processed at local libraries rather than people having to post it in with their visa application. 18/05/2018

Tini Owens is locked into an unhappy marriage – this is why we need ‘no fault’ divorce

Want to find out more about divorce? Need to talk things through with a solicitor to help you decide your future? Come to our free drop in today 2pm till 4pm - no appointment necessary. 20 millstone lane, le1 5jn The current process for ending a marriage is demeaning and painful. Owens’s experience of a contested divorce shows it’s time to overhaul the law 17/05/2018

Former refugee takes up Lord Mayor post At 28, Magid Magid is Sheffield's youngest ever Lord Mayor and the first Somali to hold the post. 15/05/2018

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Hansard Online

Interested in finding out your rights if you choose to go ahead with a divorce? Call in for a free appointment with our family solicitor Alison Lewis Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Daily Debates from Hansard are published on this website the next working day.



20 Millstone Lane

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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