The clinic, which is located at Caxton House, is a drop-in clinic staffed by LSBU student volunteers, under the supervision of practicing solicitors and lecturers Alan Russell and Sara Chandler.
The service provides legal advice on any topic (excluding immigration) to those who may not be able to afford a solicitor, and can signpost and refer users to appropriate local advice and legal services where appropriate.
Public drop-in sessions take place on Wednesday at 10-am-12noon then 3-5pm, and a specialist service for family, housing, employment, long leaseholder issues and personal injury take place on Thursdays between 2-4pm. Services are only available in term time, from 25 September - 12 December 2013, then 29 January - 8 May 2014, with an Easter break from 9-24 April.
With the recent cuts to Legal Aid, the service that LSBU offers is a vital source of free legal advice for those that need it most. Although sessions are first-come, first-served, and a one-to-one session is not guaranteed, the Legal Advice Clinic can provide some much-needed help for local residents.