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Our services

Services for Businesses

Our Business and Enterprise Law Service offers low-cost legal assistance on a range of business issues across the life cycle of a business from inception to post-insolvency, with particular focus on dispute resolution and litigation.

We can provide you with advice and guidance about:

  • Organisational Structure
  • Incorporation
  • Legal risk in early years

We provide advice and representation on the small claims in relation to:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Unpaid debts
  • Tortious disputes

We offer legal advice on the following:

  • Trade Marks
  • Patents
  • Copyright

We can offer you advice on how to protect:

  • the names of your products or brands
  • your inventions
  • the design or look of your products
  • the things you write, make or produce.

We provide legal advice in relation to:

  • Insolvency and winding up options
  • Negotiations with creditors

Services for Individuals

The Employment Law Service provides advice to employees on a range of topics including unfair and wrongful dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages, discrimination and disciplinary matters. The service includes advice and representation in relation to Employment Tribunal proceedings. Our Employment Law Service is provided on a pro bono basis, this includes advice and representation relating to Employment Tribunal matters.

We represent clients in the Employment and Social Security Tribunals. We also provide representation in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, Family Court and in the County Court (for both civil disputes and housing matters).

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

We provide outreach services at Netherfields St George's Community Centre and Nottingham Women's Centre.

We provide a drop-in service to:

  • Meet for up to 30 minutes to discuss your legal query;
  • Update you on whether we can provide assistance or not; and if appropriate
  • Carry out research, prepare advice plan and provide you with advice under supervision of the relevant supervisor.

Most cases will be dealt with within a 3 week time period.

Please contact us or the relevant centre for the relevant dates and times.

We are able to offer free advice to the parents/guardians of children with Educational Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), and young people with EHCPs. In some circumstances we may also be able to represent in appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

We are now assisting with Victims Right to Review applications (assisting victims of crime to request a review of their case by the police or Crown Prosecution Service in the event the suspect is not charged) and also applications by victims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

Services for Charities

We consider the offering of free or low cost commercial legal services to local charities as very important, and we look forward to working with more charities over the coming years.

The Firm's Business and Enterprise Law Service has supported several charities. These clients include other advise agencies, community groups, a homeless prevention charity, an art gallery, and a charitable technology company. We offer legal assistance on a range of issues, including:

The policies we can potentially assist on are:

  • Holiday Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Bribery Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Modern Slavery Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Grievance Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Harassment and Bullying Policy
  • Maternity and Family Friendly Policy
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Performance Improvement Policy
  • Absence Management Policy
  • Redundancy Policy
  • Disciplinary Policy

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

We offer free legal advice and assistance on a range of business issues, including:

  • Organisation set up advice
  • Trade Marks and branding

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

This Service arose from recognition that many of the clients using our advice and Tribunal services have autism or an autism spectrum condition.

Broadly, the aims of the service are to:

  • Develop and deliver an advice and representation service targeted at, and sensitive to, the needs of people with autism and autistic spectrum conditions
  • Deliver public legal education sessions to local employers (including in the not-for-profit sector) on disability rights issues
  • Train the next generation of lawyers for methods of dealing with a neuro-diverse client base and to aid understanding of the issues faced by such clients
  • Contribute to the policy conversations surrounding autism awareness and access to justice.

Please complete our enquiry form for further information.

Contact us to discuss if you would like us to assist with any legal training/seminar that would help support your charity.

Please complete our enquiry form.

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.

How it works

  1. Contact us by telephone, email or web enquiry with details of your problem.
  2. We may contact you for further information to determine whether we can assist.
  3. If we can help, we will either provide you with a face-to-face, telephone or online appointment. Please note, as a teaching law firm, our student volunteers will be present at appointments and, where appropriate, may conduct the appointment.
  4. Following your appointment you will either receive a letter of advice or advice by telephone, usually within two weeks of your appointment.
  5. In some circumstances, we can offer assistance beyond initial advice, for example negotiating on your behalf or providing representation at court or tribunal.

If you already have a case in either the employment or social security tribunal and require representation, please confirm the date of your hearing using the contact details on the right.

All information is provided in the strictest confidence.

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 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.