Virtual Service Now Open!

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, the University has taken the decision that staff should work from home until further notice.

As a result we have made the decision to temporarily close The Legal Advice Clinic shop until further notice.

We are offering a revised virtual service with student led sessions delivered by other means (email and telephone). Please email details of the legal matter and your relevant contact details to lawclinic@hud.ac.uk or contact us on 01484472216

 

Please note this is a temporary telephone number which may not be staffed along usual office hours. Email remains the most direct route to gain a quick response.

About the Legal Advice Clinic

The award-winning Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a student-led project offering free assistance to those who otherwise would have no access to legal help.

The Law School is committed to working within the local community to help provide a bridge between those who do not qualify for legal aid and those who cannot afford legal advice themselves.

By bringing a legal issue to the LAC for assistance you are supporting law students with the opportunity to get hands-on legal experience within an environment that encourages and supports an ethical approach to legal practice.   

If we are able to assist you then our students will review the matter, speak to you for further information and prepare a written response to your legal matter providing relevant information and guidance. Our students are supported by a qualified Academic Team and are absolutely dedicated to providing the very best service for the local community.  

 

Areas of Law 

The Clinic covers a variety of areas including:

  • Family
  • Contract
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Wills & Probate
  • Employment
  • Property
  • Employment Law for Small Businesses

Unfortunately, we cannot deal with legal issues relating to immigration, criminal or debt matters. Nor can we deal with matters relating directly to the University of Huddersfield.

Support at Court (Also, known as a Mckenzie Friend Scheme)

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 or helping clarifying points.

Drop in Sessions

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.

Information on drop-ins will be published here when they restart. In the meantime information on drop-ins hosted by local legal firms will be posted on our social media.

 

 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.

Location

Unit 20 Packhorse Shopping Centre
Huddersfield
HD1 2RT

 

Contact Us

T: (01484) 540524
E: lawclinic@hud.ac.uk

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