Working with King's Legal Clinic
What does King's Legal Clinic do?
King's Legal Clinic offers a free to use advice-only legal service. Students working under the supervision of a qualified lawyer will interview the client, analyse their problem, research the issues and send them a written letter of advice normally within two weeks of their interview.
In addition, we offer free community mediation through our KLC Mediation Project; a collaboration between King's Legal Clinic and KCL Pro Bono Society. Click here to find our more about our KLC Mediation Project.
Our Clinic also offers legal advice in a range of specialist areas and works with leading law firms to run clinics focused on:
Does King's Legal Clinic help on any matter?
We cannot offer appointments to everyone who contacts us and there are some areas of law or disputes which we are, either, not able to offer advice on or assist with mediation.
If we cannot help the client, we will try to refer them to alternative organisations who may be able to help instead.
Does King's Legal Clinic represent clients in court?
We do not undertake casework or represent clients in the courts or at tribunals, but we can refer them to other free legal advice providers who are able to offer representation. If you represent an organisation that would like to be added to our referral list please contact Shaila Pal, Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Education (details at the bottom of this page).
How do clients get an appointment?
Please click here for information about how clients can get in touch with us.
I am a lawyer and/or a qualified mediator and would like to help. What can I do?
We work with a range of partners including law firms, barristers, advice agencies and community organisations. Not only do they sometimes refer clients to us, they occasionally take referrals from us and also assist with supervision where we do not have the necessary expertise to advise the client. However, in all cases, the advice goes out under the name of our clinic’s supervising solictor who maintains a current practicing certificate and has suitable insurance.
We also welcome the support of any qualified mediators. If you have experience mediating disputes:
- You could offer to observe our student mediators in action to help them meet the necessary requirements to become accredited with the Civil Mediation Council (CMC);
- You could offer to give a talk or provide training to our mediators about best practice when conducting mediation; or
- Provide constructive criticism to our community mediators to help further their development as mediators.
We are also keen to make connections with other mediation projects in the UK and internationally; to share experiences and hopefully learn from each other.
Who should I contact to discuss working with King's Legal Clinic?
If you would like to support our work then please contact Shaila Pal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Education.