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Legal Advice Centre

Our mission is simple: to create more opportunities to train and inspire the outstanding legal professionals of the future; to ensure more people receive the access to justice they deserve and to influence positive change. Equality, justice and excellence, pervades all that we do.

What we do

Nottingham has been named the UK’s “poorest city” for the fifth time in seven years. This, combined with cuts to public spending and Legal Aid, make legal advice and support increasingly hard to find for those most in need. The demand for free legal advice and representation in the City has never been greater.

Since its inception, the centre has dealt with over 2,000 cases and provides work experience opportunities to hundreds of students every academic year. Last academic year only, 583 students volunteered at the Centre.

We have recovered over £5.5 million in compensation and benefits for our clients.

We currently provide pro bono and low-cost legal assistance in a wide range of areas:

  • housing
  • family
  • tribunal representation
  • education, including Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • welfare benefits
  • business
  • civil/contractual dispute
  • consumer dispute
  • intellectual property
  • crime.

We are committed to enabling access to justice for some of the most vulnerable members of our community

The Future

We are proud of what we currently achieve, but with your support we could do so much more.

Demand for our services far exceeds our capacity. Last year we were unable to progress 79% of the enquiries received, due to demand far outstripping capacity. This directly impacts on our ability to provide access to justice for our community.

In addition, we want every student in Nottingham Law School to have the opportunity to engage with the centre, as part of their course or as extra-curricular activity.

We know that this experience provides a life changing opportunity for our students and the people that they work with.

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Contact us

Our alumni and supporters’ enable amazing things to happen at Nottingham Trent University. Contact the Development and Alumni Relations Team on or telephone +44 (0)115 848 8777.

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