Legal Support Project in Scotland: education, services and housing

This scheme is now closed to applicants.

Following our pilot Legal Support Project, we introduced a legal support project specifically to assist discrimination claims in Scotland.

The scheme helped individuals who had experienced discrimination in education, service and housing provision to pursue legal claims and access justice.

The Equality Act protects you from discrimination at school, college or university. It protects you from discrimination when you are using a service – such as a restaurant, hotel or cinema. It also protects you from discrimination when you buy, rent or occupy premises.

Although we are no longer accepting requests for legal assistance directly from individuals, we would still like to hear from solicitors and advisers about cases that deal with discrimination in education, services and housing.

If you are a solicitor or adviser acting on behalf of someone who has experienced discrimination in Scotland, we may be able to help by: 

  • funding the case
  • offering legal assistance
  • intervening in a case
  • offering second tier advice

For more information, see our strategic human rights and equality litigation page.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2018