The award winning Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a student-led project. We offer free assistance to those who otherwise would have no access to legal help or assistance.
Given the latest cuts to legal aid, the Law School is committed to working within the local community to help bridge the ever-increasing gap between those who do not qualify for legal aid and those who cannot afford legal advice themselves.
Working under the supervision of members of staff, law students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience within an environment that encourages an especially ethical approach to legal practice.
Our students are absolutely dedicated to providing the very best service for the local community and are actively involved in the following various schemes we have on-going at the LAC.
Please Note that from Tuesday 21st January the opening times will change:-
In some cases, our students can act as McKenzie friends for litigants in person. A McKenzie friend is somebody who accompanies a litigant in person to a court hearing for the purpose of assisting them in such matters as taking notes, helping to organise the documents, quietly making suggestions and helping clarifying points.
In order to meet the substantial demand, the LAC has established partnerships with local legal professionals whereby solicitors hold weekly free drop in sessions in the LAC with students assisting, on different areas of law. Anyone can attend the drop in clinic, but clients are seen on a first come, first served basis.
The Clinic covers a variety of areas but does not cover immigration, criminal or debt.
Areas it does cover include the following:
Please see the links below for key information regarding the Law Clinic.