Small claims cases are often more straightforward to deal with than other types of cases, and most people choose to represent themselves without the need for a solicitor. For further information about small claims courts, see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
For a free online tool which you can use to help find solicitors near you, see this section of the Law Society's website.
As a member of British society you have rights and responsibilities. To find out more about your legal and civil rights and how you should be treated by the police and prison system, see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
A range of printable fact sheets on Legal issues is available here