The University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic provides free legal advice to the public in four key areas: housing law, family law, employment law and immigration. All services are supervised by a practising solicitor or barrister.
Due to demand, even if a case falls within one of these areas we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assist. Assistance is offered only where the case can be used for teaching purposes, and subject to staff availability and expertise.
If you are a student and are interested in volunteering please contact us (see below for contact details).
This includes non-urgent housing matters for example, return of deposits, disrepair and service charge disputes.
The legal advice clinic offers a free student-delivered Housing Legal Advice Service to help you with your housing matter.
You will be interviewed by students at the clinic who will then give you advice, in writing, within 21 days of the appointment. All advice is supervised by a housing law solicitor or barrister. This advice will focus on the next steps needed to help you find a solution.
This includes disputes relating to dismissal, pay, procedures at work and discrimination in the workplace.
The student law clinic offers a free student-delivered Employment Legal Advice Service to help you with your employment dispute.
You will be interviewed by students at the clinic who will then give you advice, in writing, within 21 days of the appointment. All advice is supervised by a housing law solicitor or barrister. Please note that deadlines for application to the Employment Tribunal are usually within 3 months of the problem happening or your employment ending, so you should mention key dates in your initial enquiry to the clinic.
This includes advice on divorce and dissolution, finances upon relationship breakdown, domestic violence and disputes between parents and carers regarding arrangements for children.
The Legal Advice Clinic offers a free student-delivered Family Legal Advice Service to help you with your family issue.
You will be interviewed by students at the clinic who will then give you advice, in writing, within 21 days of the appointment. All advice is supervised by a family law solicitor or barrister. The advice will focus on the next steps needed to help you.
This includes advice on applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain, applications based on family ties, asylum and EU citizen applications and applications under the Windrush scheme.
The Legal Advice Clinic provides our Immigration Legal Advice Service to help you with your immigration matter. The Legal Advice Clinic is a level 2 OISC registered organisation.
At your appointment you'll be interviewed by an immigration caseworker who will provide you with some advice during your appointment. Students will be observing your interview. The service is for one-off advice only.
Windrush Justice Clinic
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, University of Greenwich, London South Bank University, North Kensington Law Centre, Southwark Law Centre, the Claudia Jones Organisation, the Windrush Compensation Project and the Jigsaw House Society.
Other legal volunteering projects
The Legal Advice Clinic maintains close links to a number of charities and legal organisations, including Z2K, North Kensington Law Centre and the Centre for Women’s Justice.
Law students are able to volunteer or participate in additional projects – please contact us for further information.
The clinic maintains close links with the University of Westminster's Careers and Employability Service, and seeks to promote volunteering opportunities and pro bono work for all law students. For more information on the opportunities generally available contact the CDC.
By appointment only. Please note that our appointments are online only for the time being.
University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic
4-12 Little Titchfield Street,
The University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic are a level 2 OISC registered organisation. Ref N202000125