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How we can help

 

King’s Legal Clinic provides free legal advice to members of the public, staff and students at King’s. The type of issues we can help with include:

  • whether you can terminate a tenancy agreement early;
  • understanding how you might enforce the terms of a will;
  • what you should consider if you want to be a trustee for a charity, and more.

The Clinic also offers legal advice in a range of specialist areas, working with leading law firms: 

  • Social Enterprises and Start Ups (with Charles Russell Speechlys)
  • Immigration & Asylum (with Duncan Lewis Solicitors) 
  • PwC Legal Clinic (with PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Family Clinic (with Stowe Family Law LLP) 

Our law students work under the supervision of qualified lawyers, interviewing clients, analysing their legal problems and researching the issues involved in their client’s case. Clients are then sent a written letter of advice, normally within two weeks of the initial interview.  

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;

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.

Our Clinic is open for appointments from Monday to Friday. Appointments normally take place from 17:30 pm onwards. Occasionally we can offer daytime appointments but this is subject to the availability of our student advisers 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.

Mediation

Mediation

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