Lancaster University Law Clinic
Please note that the Law Clinic only operates during Michaelmas and Lent terms.
Lancaster University Law Clinic offers free legal advice to members of the public on a variety of legal issues, including family law, education law, consumer disputes, wills and probate, small claims and employment law. In the academic year 2020/21, the Clinic is offering virtual appointments only via Microsoft Teams. Upon booking a free appointment, full guidance will be provided about how to access the virtual meeting space.
The Clinic can be accessed by making a direct enquiry using our online appointment request form. We also welcome referrals from local community groups.
Client interviews are held with our student advisors, who take details of the case and then draft a letter of advice. Wherever possible, the letter of advice answers the legal queries that arose during the client interview, provides guidance to the client on their options, and/or signposts the client to further sources of assistance. All advice letters are supervised by a qualified solicitor with expertise in the applicable area of law. The Clinic aims to send an advice letter to clients within 21 days of the appointment. Please note that no verbal advice will be given on the day of the interview.
If you have an immigration law query, you may wish to contact Refugee Advocacy, Information and Support (RAIS). RAIS has extended its helpline hours, and the service currently operates Monday to Thursday from 10am until 2pm. To contact RAIS, please call or text 07731 552259.