We provide free or low cost consultations across a broad range of legal issues. These include employment rights, business law, welfare rights and tribunal and court representation. Contact us with your enquiry today.
How we can help you
Our range of services include:
- Tribunal Representation
- Education, including Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)
- Welfare Benefits
- Debt recovery (Commercial only – we are not able to deal with personal debt matters).
- Civil/contractual dispute
- Consumer dispute
- Intellectual property
- Crime (Victim's Rights including Victims Right to Review Scheme applications to the Crown Prosecution Service/police and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority applications)
Free Representation Unit
The Centre runs in conjunction with the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Students represent clients at employment and social security tribunals, with supervision from our staff. This service is always pro bono (free of charge).
Support Through Court (STC)
The Centre has a collaboration in place with STC. The charity trains a number of NLS students every year who provide support to hundreds of litigants in person.
Environmental Law Foundation
We are a member of the Environmental Law Foundation’s law school clinic’s network, which assists individuals and community groups in environmental law cases. We offer this in conjunction with local law firms.
The Legal Advice Centre has achieved financial awards for their clients totalling over £5 million since 2014.
These resources describe the law in general terms. They are not intended to provide legal advice on specific situations and should not be relied upon as a source of legal advice.
Download our free legal resources and look at the links to other useful sites.
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The Free Representation Unit (FRU)
FRU is a London-based charity that provides legal advice and representation to clients in employment and social security tribunals and benefit appeals.
Nottingham Women’s Centre
Nottingham Women’s Centre offers women a safe and supportive environment to help them gain confidence and become more independent. The Centre organises training, counselling and activities to assist with the wellbeing of women across Nottinghamshire.
LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice.
Advocate is a charity which finds free legal help from barristers.
Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates solicitors in England and Wales.
What we can't help you with
We cannot currently advise on immigration. We are also unable to provide you with assistance if it involves, or could potentially involve, taking any action against Nottingham Trent University or a related body, employees or current students.
When we are unable to provide you with assistance, we will endeavour to refer you to another organisation that may be able to help.
Complaints and feedback
We aim to provide a high quality service. In the event that you have a complaint or feedback about the service we provide, please contact the Centre Director.
In the event that we are unable to resolve your complaint, you also have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman at the conclusion of our complaints procedure. Visit www.legalombudsman.org.uk for details on the Legal Ombudsman, and details of the time limits for making a complaint.