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Legal Advice Clinic

The Legal Advice Clinic provides a valuable public service and exceptional work experience opportunities Information for clients

The Legal Advice Clinic is a free public drop-in advice service staffed by LSBU law students working under the supervision of practising solicitors.

Our advice service

We provide:

  • Basic information on any topic.
  • Generalist advice in social welfare law matters: this includes family, housing, employment, welfare rights and consumer disputes but does not include immigration.
  • Specialist legal advice in family and housing by appointment at Thursday evening sessions (accessible via an initial assessment at our daytime drop-in).

Drop-in opening times

  • Tuesdays: 10am–12 pm
  • Wednesdays: 10am–12pm
  • Wednesdays: 3pm–5pm
  • Fridays: 10am–12pm

Open term time only

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 – Friday 10 December 2021
  • Tuesday 25 January 2022 – Friday 1 April 2022
  • Tuesday 26 April 2022 – Friday 6 May 2022

Our drop-in appointments last up to one hour.

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.

Our drop-in sessions can get busy and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to see everybody. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Location

London South Bank University
Legal Advice Clinic
Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation
126 London Road
Southwark
SE1 0AE

We are unable to provide any advice by phone or email but see below for our appointment service and Windrush Justice Clinic.

Social Welfare Law: advice by appointment via online video and face-to-face meetings

We also provide generalist advice on Social Welfare Law matters via online video meetings or face-to-face appointments.

Unfortunately, due to demand we cannot guarantee to offer you an appointment as most of the advice we give is through our drop-in sessions.

Windrush Justice Clinic: advice by appointment via online video meetings or telephone

As part of our collaboration with the Windrush Justice Clinic we can provide initial advice on likely eligibility for the Windrush Compensation Scheme and gathering evidence in support of an application to the scheme. We will do our best to refer you to one of our partners who can assist in submitting an application to the scheme. Please note we cannot give immigration advice.

The Windrush Justice Clinic assists victims of the Windrush scandal to obtain compensation for the losses and distress they have suffered because of the hostile environment.

The Windrush Justice Clinic is run by a collaboration of partners, including the legal advice clinics at the University of Westminster, London South Bank University, North Kensington Law Centre, Southwark Law Centre, the Claudia Jones Organisation, the Windrush Compensation Project and the Jigsaw House Society.

Contact details

Email: legaladvice@lsbu.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7815 5450 (answerphone service only – messages are not checked frequently)