What our students do
King’s Legal Clinic has two central aims; to provide our students with the opportunity to work on live cases thereby developing their skills and understanding of law in context; and to provide opportunities for students to serve their community promoting social and economic justice.
King’s Legal Clinic has four main strands of activity:
Legal Advice Clinic providing free legal advice to members of the community;
Collaborative community projects;
Research and legal activism; and
Supporting our Streetlaw and Mediation student societies.
The Legal Advice Clinic
The Legal Advice Clinic is a free first tier advice service based in The Dickson Poon School of Law on the Strand Campus. Students working under the supervision of qualified lawyers will interview clients, analyse their problem, research the issues and send them a letter of advice normally within two weeks of their appointment. The purpose of the advice letter is to provide the client with an understanding of the legal issues in their case, details on any relevant processes and practical advice on the available options. Where the Clinic is unable to provide advice, we aim to signpost clients to organisations which may be able to assist.
The Clinic offers legal advice in a range of specialist areas, working with leading law firms to run clinics focused on:
Immigration & Asylum (with Duncan Lewis Solicitors);
Employment and Housing
Family (with Stowe Family Law LLP and Wilsons Solicitors LLP)
Human Rights and Environment
We also run research projects and work in collaboration with other organisations to provide services to the community including:
Support to litigants in person via Support Through Court
Investigating potential miscarriages of justice with The Freedom Law Clinic
Providing tribunal representation, via The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust ('Z2K'), to people across London appealing decisions about their disability benefit.
The Protea Clinic providing immigration advice to vulnerable migrant women and is a collaboration between King’s Legal Clinic, Hibiscus Initiatives and Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre.
The Article 8 ECHR project, providing substantive representation to migrant families seeking to remain in the U.K on human rights grounds, it is a collaboration between King’s Legal Clinic, Islington Law Centre, Reed Smith LLP and Akin Gump Straus Hauer Feld LLP.