Legal Advice for Accommodation Issues

The Free Legal Advice Clinic

The University of Leicester Legal Advice Clinic is open during term time every Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm for all students and staff of the university, and every Thursday 7pm – 9pm for the public.

The Legal Advice Clinic is a free service offered to the students and staff of the University of Leicester.

To book an appointment, please email probono@le.ac.uk with the following details:

1 Names of those who will be attending

2 Time of appointment preferred (either 2:00pm, 2.40pm, 3:20pm, 7:00pm, 7:40pm, 8:20pm)

3 Summary of your issue, the more detail the better.

4 Any relevant documents or email correspondence you may have.

5 If for any reason you cannot attend the appointment slot you have been designated please contact probono@le.ac.uk and we will be happy to rearrange your appointment if required.

About the Clinic

The concept of pro bono work is a global initiative with the intention of providing free and impartial legal advice to those in need. It is ensured that our advisors are competent and all sessions are supervised by legal academics and professors, further enhancing the possibility of solving each of our clients’ problems. In the event that a client presents a problem which does not fall within one of our areas of competence our advisors will make a referral to a local solicitor specializing in the area of law concerned. The clinic provides legal advice in several areas of law which we believe may prove to be relevant for our potential clients; e.g. • Landlord and Tenant Law • Employment Law • Contractual Disputes • Wills and Probate • And more (depending on the areas of expertise of our supervising solicitors) • The clinic cannot advise on actions against the University of Leicester, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury cases. It should be noted that sometimes it is not possible to provide a solution to your problem at the initial interview; however a second meeting will be scheduled at a convenient date for you where advice will be issued and explained fully. A letter detailing the advice you received will be sent to you shortly after each meeting to ensure that problems will not be caused due to the information being misunderstood or forgotten.

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Opening hours

The Student Welfare Service is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Appointments can be made outside of these hours in special circumstances.

In an emergency, contact University Security on 0116 252 2888.

Contact Us

+44 (0)116 223 1185

welfare@le.ac.uk

Or visit us in the Student Service Centre, Charles Wilson Building