Advice and Resolution Centre (ARC)

Professional services

Our Advice and Resolution Centre (ARC) offers members of the public access to free legal and advisory services.

We offer a wide range of advice and support.

Complete our enquiry form and we'll find the right option for you.

Or contact us via email at or phone 01772 893897

Our clinics

Where is the Advice and Resolution Centre?

Our Advice and Resolution Centre (ARC) is located at the University of Central Lancashire Preston campus.

We have a private and safe space near the entrance of the Foster Building.

Address: Advice and Resolution Centre (ARC), Foster Building, UCLan, PR1 2HE

Explore the maps below for more information.

How to get here

When do I attend?

Our clinics are a mix of both drop-in and appointment sessions. 

  • A drop-in clinic can be attended at any point during the session. 
  • An appointment clinic happens at a time arranged with you.

To find the times these are available please see the table below:

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Clinic Drop-in or appointment? Date and times
Personal injury clinic Appointment

Will be arranged with you

Law drop-in clinic Drop-in Wednesdays, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Immigration clinic


The last Wednesday of every month, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Cyber & data recovery clinic Appointment

This clinic is opening in September 2024

Law appointment clinic Appointment

Will be arranged with you during Wednesdays, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Child arrangements advice clinic Appointment

Will be arranged with you

Mediation clinics Appointment

Will be arranged with you

Our clinics are only open during the semester times below:

Semester 1

  • 2 October 2023 - 19 January 2024

Semester 2

  • 22 January - 3 May 2024

The semester times for 2024/2025 are to be confirmed.

Want to book an appointment or find out more?

Personal injury clinic

If you’ve suffered a physical or psychological injury or condition that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

Law clinic

We'll provide you with the same high standard of service you'd expect from any solicitor’s practice.

You'll be interviewed by one of our trained student advisers, who will be under the close supervision of qualified solicitors from in-house and local firms in Lancashire. Following the session you'll be provided with written advice.

Immigration clinic

Our free immigration clinic runs once a month with our specialist adviser, Farheen Adam, who heads up Kayi Consultants.

Cyber & data recovery clinic

This clinic is starting in September 2024. We'll be able to provide support and advice on cyber and data recovery issues.

Law drop-in clinic

Our drop-in clinic is run in partnership with Citizens Advice.

This is a free walk-in service and no appointment is necessary however clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Child arrangements advice clinic

Our child arrangements advice clinic provides you with support and advice about the different arrangements that can be put in place for your child(ren) and helps you understand your options.

Mediation clinics

Our mediation clinics help resolve disputes privately and informally, without the need for expensive legal processes. We currently offer civil and commercial mediation, family mediation and workplace mediation.

Policy clinic

Through our policy clinic we conduct research into legal policy, procedure or practice.

The ARC is located in Foster Building room number FB003