People in Nottinghamshire experiencing issues with their social welfare rights, landlords, tenants, business transactions, neighbours, employers or former employers are being offered free legal advice at a series of drop-in sessions at Nottingham Law School's Legal Advice Centre.
People in Nottinghamshire experiencing issues with their social welfare rights, landlords, tenants, business transactions, neighbours, employers or former employers are being offered free legal support at a series of drop-in sessions at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre.
Based on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham city centre, the team will be running two drop-in sessions per week for eight weeks, from 5 June to 27 July. Each session, from 10am -1pm, will focus on a specific topic and will consist of 30 minute slots with a supervising solicitor, who will be assisted by students from Nottingham Law School.
The sessions are as follows:
Dates of drop-in: 5 June, 12 June, 3 July, 17 July
Type of issues dealt with: Setting up your own business? Chasing money from invoices raised?
Neighbour disputes and rights of way
Dates of drop-in: 8 June, 22 June, 6 July, 20 July
Type of issues dealt with: Do you have a ‘problem’ neighbour? Is your neighbour walking through your property to access theirs?
Social welfare and landlord/tenant issues
Dates of drop-in: 15 June, 29 June, 13 July, 27 July
Type of issues dealt with: Do you need help with a benefits appeal? Has a landlord refused to return your tenancy deposit?
Dates of drop-in: 19 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July
Type of issues dealt with: Are you appealing a dismissal? Are you experiencing problems at your workplace?
Those seeking advice are asked to bring a utility bill from the last three months and a current formal photo ID, such as a passport or driving licence.
The Legal Advice Centre, which is run as a teaching law firm, holds the LawWorks Award for Best Contribution by a Law School and the Access to Justice Foundation Award 2016. It was also nominated for a Law Society award for Excellence in Pro Bono.
Faye Deverell, who will be running the social welfare and landlord / tenant sessions, was recently named Solicitor of the Year by the Nottinghamshire Law Society.
A small number of slots will be available to book in advance for each session. Both bookings and drop-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the team is unable to see someone due to high demand, they will be directed to other sources of help.
The Legal Advice Centre is located in the Chaucer Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP.
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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.
The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. The University is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.
NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. The prize recognised pioneering projects to improve the detection of weapons and explosives in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.
With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook and seeks to attract talented students and staff from across the world.