Cycling Injuries Clinic
King’s Legal Clinic, in association with leading personal injury experts Fletchers, is providing a new service by offering specialist free initial legal advice to victims of cycling accidents.
The Cycling Injuries Clinic will see law students from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London interviewing clients and offering advice under the supervision of qualified lawyers.
Fletchers is a law firm based in Manchester. So, the Cycling Injuries Clinic will be unique in requiring students to work on online case files and documents and liaise with their supervisors via online conference calls.
“Working remotely with Fletchers will expose our students to the increasing automation of legal services, as well as some of the practical and ethical issues which working online raise. It is also important that students understand some of the commercial realities which impact on a client’s ability to obtain justice – for example, how to afford a lawyer when there is no legal aid available – and the Cycling Injuries Clinic will enable us to tackle some of those issues.”
Stephen Levett, Director of Clinical Legal Education at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) estimates that more than 18000 people a year are either seriously injured or slightly injured in cycling accidents, and many more accidents go unreported. The overwhelming majority of these accidents (around 75%) occur in urban centres such as London.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Kings College London and their legal clinic. Cycling and motorcycling has never been more popular in London, and two-wheel accident cases have been our specialism at Fletchers for 30 years. We’re excited to share that knowledge with the students and also to provide excellent representation for anyone affected by a cycling accident that attends the clinic”
Ed Fletcher, CEO of Fletchers
Information for Clients:
What type of service does the Cycling Injuries Clinic offer?
How do I request an appointment with the Cycling Injuries Clinic?
The Cycling Injuries Clinic is a completely free, appointment-only service. So, you must contact us in advance to book yourself in for an appointment.
There is no means-test and we will consider all requests for help on the basis of their urgency, complexity and whether we have the right level of expertise. If we cannot help you we will try to signpost you to another organisation who can.
If you would like to request an appointment with our Cycling Injuries Clinic, please contact us by filling out our online form.
Information for Students:
How can I volunteer with the Cycling Injuries Clinic?
You have to be a volunteer with King's Legal Clinic to be able to work on cases that are referred to the Cycling Injuries Clinic. You can find out more about becoming a volunteer on our students page.