About Us

The Law Clinic offers appointments on Mondays from 10am until 4pm from 28 October 2019 to 2 December 2019 (Michaelmas term) and from 13 January 2020 to 9 March 2020 (Lent term). Please note that on 4 November 2019 only there will be no Law Clinic at the Storey, and the Clinic will be held at Lancaster University campus. To request an appointment with the clinic or to see if we are able to assist please complete the online form on our 'contact us' page

Taking on cases

Enquiries usually come into the Clinic as a direct enquiry via our online appointment request form (which will be live from September) or via a drop-in appointment at the Storey. We also receive referrals from Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen's Advice Bureau and local community groups.

Appointments are with student advisors who work in teams of two and then research the problem and area of law. Please note that no verbal advice will be provided during the appointment. The Law Clinic aims to send a letter of advice within 2 weeks of the appointment date. Advice letters are supervised by a qualified solicitor or barrister.

Types of cases

The types of cases that we advise on are extremely varied and typically include:

  • family issues (except cases concerning children unless in a domestic context - adoption and care proceedings are not advised on);
  • contract disputes;
  • consumer disputes;
  • education law;
  • neighbour disputes;
  • wills;
  • small claims.

Please note that we do not advise on the following areas of law:

  • professional negligence claims;
  • criminal cases;
  • litigation in which a court action has already been started;
  • cases where a solicitor/barrister has been instructed;
  • public family law (i.e. care proceedings);
  • employment.

Immigration Clinic

In conjunction with RAIS Lancaster, we run an immigration clinic. For further information on the immigration clinic, please contact lawclinic@lancaster.ac.uk.

Virtual Appointments

Lancaster University Law Clinic is pleased to be able to offer virtual appointments by telephone and skype to extend our service to people who may not be able to attend the face-to-face Monday drop-in clinic at the Storey. If you would like to make a virtual appointment with one of our student advisors, please complete the online form on our ‘contact us’ page, or email lawclinic@lancaster.ac.uk.

Can we help?

If you are unsure whether or not we will be able to assist, we recommend that you email lawclinic@lancaster.ac.uk, and one of our team will get back to you. Please note that the Law Clinic will only advise on areas of law where we have a qualified practitioner with the appropriate expertise to supervise the advice letter, and we may not be able to assist on all occasions.