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Legal Advice Clinics and Mediation

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of legal advice services here at the University including a law clinic, immigration advice and mediation services and training. Our services are available for members of the public who are resident in Lancashire, and many are offered free of charge.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 some of our appointments and services are suspended until further notice. In some cases, such as our law clinic we are hoping to offer virtual appointments in the near future but capacity may be limited. Please contact us for further information and availability.

The Law Clinic is a free advice only clinic operated by students currently studying at the University. The clinic aims to provide a high standard of service similar to that offered by any Solicitors’ practice and our trained student advisers will interview clients and then provide written advice under close supervision of qualified solicitors, from both in-house and local firms in Lancashire.

We’re able to offer free written advice on many issues including: accidents and injuries, consumer rights, employment, family and matrimonial and contract disputes.

We rely heavily on volunteers to provide this service. If, for any reason, we cannot help we will endeavour to refer you to another organisation who can assist you. However, please be aware that we do not provide legal representation.

Our second year law students team up with Preston’s Citizens Advice, to provide a free drop-in clinic every Wednesday afternoon at the Harris Museum, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.

We offer information and guidance only on a range of issues including: housing, debt, benefits, finance and employment.

It is a free walk in service and so no appointment is needed, but please note that appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis. Information is often provided on the spot, however please be aware legal advice is not given.

We are proud to work alongside Turner White Solicitors to provide a free immigration clinic once a month. A qualified immigration solicitor provides advice on business visas, immigration appeals, human rights applications, student applications, settlement applications, entry clearance applications, European applications and British nationality.

The Centre for Mediation enhances teaching and learning for students by giving them practical experience through the provision of the mediation services. We provide a civil and commercial mediation services to those requiring assistance resolving their disputes.

What can I expect from mediation?

When we know of your dispute, the mediation clinic assistant will get be in touch. If your situation is suitable, then a mediation will be arranged. All mediations will be held at our University Preston campus.

At the mediation itself, there will be two co-mediators, who will assist you with your current dispute. They will ask some questions to help understand what has happened and will help you come to a mutually beneficial agreement. It is worth knowing that 90% of disputes are resolved through mediation.

Fees for the mediation clinic are available on request depending on the assessment of individual cases. However in some instances, we may be able to offer pro-bono services.

Is my dispute suitable for mediation?

There are only a small number of mediations that are unable to accommodate for, so feel free to get in touch with us at the Mediation Clinic, we're always happy to help.

For more information on our mediation services; please contact the Mediation Clinic on +44 (0) 1772 89 4325 or email mediationclinic@uclan.ac.uk.

We’re also pleased to offer a range of mediation services such as CPD, PSC courses and the Civil and Commercial Mediation Training Course.

Contact us

Please contact us by email if you require further information on any of our services or to find out more.

Email: lawclinic@uclan.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1772 893070