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.
The Clinic covers a variety of areas including:
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.
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.
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.