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How we can help


King's Legal Clinic is a free to use advice-only legal service. Our clinic offers advice on a range of legal issues. 

Students working under the supervision of a qualified lawyer will interview you, analyse your problem, research the issues, and send a written letter of advice normally within two weeks of the 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. 

FAQs

The service offered by King's Legal Clinic is completely free. We do not charge for the advice we give and do not accept gifts or donations either.

We look at a number of factors to decide if we can take a case on, including: How urgent the matter is; If the matter is suitable for mediation; Whether we have the expertise to be able to advise. If we cannot help, we will refer you to an alternative legal service provider who may be able to help. Our Clinic staff assess all requests to see if it is something suitable for the clinic to assist with. If further information is required to help us better assess whether your case is suitable or not, we will get in touch by telephone or email.

We cannot offer appointments to everyone who contacts us. Nor can we provide advice on all legal issues. Some areas we cannot help with are: Debt; Consumer Credit; Some Criminal issues e.g. sexual offences; Immigration and Asylum matters (although we can refer you on to our Duncan Lewis Immigration and Asylum Clinic if your case is suitable).

We aim to get back in touch as soon as possible after receiving your initial enquiry to let you know if we are able to assist or not. If we are able to take on your case, we will book you in for an appointment and send you a confirmation letter setting out your appointment date and time, directions on how to get to King's Legal Clinic and a detailed explanation of our service and how we work. If we are unable to assist you, we will try to signpost you to alternative organisations that may be able to help instead.

No. We do not offer a drop-in service. We are only able to help you if you have been offered an appointment with our clinic.

We are not able to offer any advice over the telephone or by email. Advice is only given in an advice letter which you will receive roughly two weeks after an appointment with our clinic.

We generally hold appointments on Wednesday afternoons/evenings or Thursday evenings. (For our Duncan Lewis Immigration and Asylum Clinic (DLIAC) - Appointments take place on Tuesdays only.) Please bear in mind that appointments may need to be scheduled on other days depending on the availability of our students and the supervising solicitors.

We do not undertake casework or represent clients in the courts or at tribunals. However, we can signpost clients to other free legal advice providers who are able to offer representation in court or at a tribunal.

We currently offer appointments for the following specialist services

Immigration & asylum

Immigration & asylum

The Duncan Lewis Immigration and Asylum Clinic can assist with a wide range of immigration matters.

Social enterprise

Social enterprise

King's Legal Clinic provides assistance for new and developing social enterprises.

PwC Legal Clinic

PwC legal clinic

PwC UK has partnered with the Clinic to offer advice to people and businesses.

Cycling injuries

Cycling injuries

Find out more about the services we offer for victims of cycling injuries.

Mediation

Mediation

King's Legal Clinic Mediation Project is a free-to-use community mediation service.