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Rights and citizenship

You might be interested in the following rights and citizenship information

Citizens Advice Solihull Borough

Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives, as part of the national network. Offices are in The Core, Solihull and Chelmsley Wood.

Citizenship Ceremonies

If you’ve applied for British citizenship, you will have to attend a citizenship ceremony. Solihull runs them in the council’s Civic Suite or you can have a private ceremony -you can apply online here.

Legal consultations and will writing services (AgeUK)

For older people, a free half-hour legal consultation is available with a local solicitor through Age UK. You can also book will writing services at a reduced rate. AgeUK are based in the Hubs at The Core, Solihull, and Chelmsley Wood Library.

Life in Great Britain

Life in Great Britain is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. Solihull library members can use this any time of day or night, its free for you to join.

No Rogue Traders Here

Supported by Solihull Trading Standards, you can find services from plumbers to solicitors who have been approved, checked and monitored so they are trusted businesses.

Information last updated 13 June 2017

National information

Citizens Advice

Check the Consumer section for advice on buying on the Internet, returning goods, rogue traders, choosing and comparing energy suppliers etc.

Law Society - find a solicitor

Search the database of registered solicitors, and find further guidance about paying for legal services, specialist solicitors, lawyers for businesses etc.

Legal aid

Find out about Legal Aid, eligibility criteria and how to claim it.

UK legislation

Search the official portal to the full text of all legislation from 1988 to the present day.


Register to vote or apply for vote by proxy.

Which? Consumer rights

Find sample letters, step-by-step guides to how to place a complaint and guidance on relevant legislation.

Write to them

Get help in identifying and writing a message to your local councillor, MP or MEPs.