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Legal Advice Clinic

Clarence Centre courtyard

Free legal advice for the community

The Legal Advice Clinic provides a valuable public service and exceptional work experience opportunities.

The University's on-campus Legal Advice Clinic is a free public drop-in service, staffed by law students working under the supervision of practicing solicitors. Find out more in the Legal Advice Clinic flyer (PDF File 1,325 KB).

Based in dedicated and refurbished premises at Clarence Centre, the Clinic provides:

  • basic information on any topic
  • generalist advice in any social welfare law matter (except immigration) including family, housing, employment, welfare rights, consumer, small claims and disputed debts
  • specialist legal advice in family and housing at Thursday evening sessions (accessible via an initial assessment at our daytime drop-in)

Opening times

Please note the Legal Advice Clinic will be closed for student exams and summer vacation from 11 May 2019 - 23 September 2019.

During term time, our drop-in sessions are on:

  • Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm
  • Fridays from 10am to 12pm

We cannot guarantee to see everyone; please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Our drop-in appointments last up to 45 minutes. If your enquiry is too complicated for us to deal with in that time, we will try to direct you to an appropriate local service.

We are unable to provide advice by phone or email.

Student benefits

Our students gain confidence and boost their CVs. Read our case studies for a real insight into students' work experiences and the benefits of applied teaching. Additionally, you can visit the Careers and Employability page for details of our volunteering scheme and career benefits.

Highly commended for Best Contribution by a Law School

LawWorks and Attorney General's Student Pro Bono Awards

Supervised by leading solicitors

The Clinic's main staff have decades of experience between them of working as solicitors and advocates in private practice, law centres and advice services.

The LSBU Legal Advice Clinic is a member of LawWorks and Southwark Legal Advice Network.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Legal Advice Clinic.

Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation
126 London Road

Phone number: 020 7815 5450

Email address:

Further information

If you are a representative of a local legal firm and would like more information about the Clinic, email Catherine Evans, Director of the Legal Advice Clinic.

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