The University of Westminster student law clinic provides free legal advice to the public in two key areas: housing law and employment law. All services are supervised by a practising solicitor or barrister.
This includes non-urgent housing matters for example, return of deposits, disrepair and service charge disputes.
The student law clinic offers a free student-delivered Housing Law 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. 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 Law 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. 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.
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.
Other legal volunteering projects
The student law clinic maintains close links to a number of charities and legal organisations, including Z2K and Hestia.
Law students are able to volunteer or participate in these projects – please contact us for further information.
The clinic maintains close links with the University of Westminster Career Development Centre (CDC), 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)
University of Westminster student law clinic
4-12 Little Titchfield Street,