Our services

We provide free legal advice to members of the public at our student-led centre on the University of Manchester campus. Students from the University of Manchester Law School give advice under the supervision of University staff and/or lawyer volunteers.

The Centre provides legal advice in specific practice areas which are family, small claims, employment, housing, wills and probate, consumer and contract, dementia related legal problems and some small business advice.

If we can assist, you will be given an appointment to see two of our trained students under the supervision of a lawyer and/ or University of Manchester staff.

During the appointment, the students will gather the necessary information about your case. Only in very exceptional circumstances will advice be given on the day. Usually, the students will send you a letter of advice, approved by the lawyer, within 14 days of the appointment

We are not able to provide representation in any court or tribunal or to contact an opponent on your behalf. We only provide initial, one off advice, to assist you to take your legal matter forwards.

If, for whatever reason, we are not able to help you, we will always do our best to signpost you to another organisation that may be able to provide the advice that you are looking for.

Please note that we are only able to provide assistance during The University of Manchester term time, i.e. late September to mid-December and February until the Easter break.