Future Lawyers of Leicester to tackle Landlord and Tenant issues

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2014 03:10 PM |
Law Students invite the local community to receive free legal advice

Residents of Leicester will be delighted to hear of an opportunity to sort out their housing headaches with the help of law students at the University of Leicester. 

The student-led ProBono  group has announced the opening of a new scheme at its free Legal Advice Clinic whereby three appointments per week will be offered to members of the public, who are invited to discuss issues relating solely to landlord and tenant disputes.

This program is beneficial to both users of the service and students alike. Advisors have received training on the relevant law, legal research and interview techniques from highly-qualified legal professionals and gain invaluable work experience in a client-centred environment, increasing employability in their chosen field. Clients receive free information about their legal status and options, walking away with concrete solutions or advice on where to turn next in their legal dispute.

The Clinic has served staff and students of the university for many years, recognising that students are often amongst the most vulnerable and ill-informed members of the community. Lisa Elmore, Director of the Clinic, says “With the continuing cutbacks to legal aid, we feel this is an opportune time to launch the public expansion project. There is a great need in Leicester for affordable legal advice and we feel that the clinic will help fill that gap.”

The Clinic operates on Wednesday afternoons between 2-4pm during university term times.  To book an appointment with the Legal Advice Clinic, or for more information, please email probono@le.ac.uk.

The School of Law at the University of Leicester is highly regarded and consistently features amongst the top law schools in the country.

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