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Our services

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:

  • Employment
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Business Advisory Services (including insolvency and distressed corporate)
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution / County Court Litigation
  • Tribunal Representation
  • Special Education Needs and Disability
  • Family (excluding financial orders)
  • Intellectual Property (excluding patents)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority applications
  • Victim’s Right to Review Scheme applications
  • Miscarriage of Justice cases

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.

Drop-in clinics

We run regular drop-in clinics covering the following legal issues:

  • intellectual property for designers / inventors / makers
  • employment law
  • commercial

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 recovered over £4 million for its clients.

Resources

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.

The Nottingham Intellectual Property Guide for Creatives

This resource has been compiled to help students, graduate businesses and other creative practitioners understand the fundamentals of intellectual property and apply them to their own businesses.

Degree shows and displaying your creative work

This intellectual property notebook, created for art and design students, outlines the key issues you should consider when developing, displaying and selling your creative work.

Useful links

qlegal: the small print for BIG IDEAS
Provides free legal advice and resources to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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
LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice.

Advocate
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.

Please contact us on +44 (0)115 848 4262, by email or web enquiry with the details of your problem.

Still need help?

Legal Advice Centre
+44 (0)115 848 4262