Family Law Hub

We offer a free service for people involved in family legal disputes, who do not have a lawyer

The Coronavirus situation prevents us from being able to offer a face-to-face service. We now offer an online service.  If you are in need of assistance, please contact familylawhub@lsbu.ac.uk and one of our volunteers will get in touch with you by email.

The University's on-campus Family Law Hub is a free public drop-in service, staffed by law students working under the supervision of practising solicitors.

We offer a free service for people involved in family legal disputes, who do not have a lawyer. This service is provided by London South Bank University law students, mentored by a qualified lawyer. We do not offer legal advice but provide information, support and assistance with:

  • Out of court solutions (for example, mediation)
  • Divorce & separation
  • Children
  • Finances
  • Protection from domestic abuse
  • Completing application forms
  • Online applications
  • Court appointments
  • A document to summarise and explain your case to the court and other people

Opening times

The coronavirus situation is preventing us from operating our usual drop-in service, but if you are in need of assistance please contact familylawhub@lsbu.ac.uk.

Benefits for students

Students will have an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the family justice system and to gain experience and important professional skills, such as:

  • Managing  an interview
  • Applying technology to provide legal services
  • Analysing legal issues and legal needs
  • Finding workable solutions, including out of court solutions
  • Communicating and explaining legal issues and solutions
  • Liaising with other agencies, organisations, the court service and lawyers