Legal Advice Clinic

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

Announcement!

The clinic will be closed on Friday 25 November and Wednesday 30 November because of UCU strike action; we apologise for any inconvenience.

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–11am  and 3pm–4pm
  • Wednesdays: 10am–11am and 3pm–4pm
  • Fridays: 10am–11am

Open term time only

  • Tuesday 27 September 22 - Friday 16 December 22
  • Christmas vacation: 19 December 22 to 20 January 23 (clinic is closed)
  • Tuesday 24 January 23 – Friday 31 March 23
  • Easter vacation: 3 April 23 to 21 April 23  (clinic is closed)
  • Tuesday 25 April 23 – Friday 5 May 23

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 online video advice service and our Windrush Justice Clinic.

Social Welfare Law: advice by appointment via online video

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

For enquiries and to book an online video appointment please message us using the contact form on our website.

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

Windrush Justice Clinic: advice by appointment via online video meetings

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.

For enquiries and to book an appointment at our Windrush Justice Clinic please message us using the contact form on our website.