The Law Clinic is a service which provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to individuals within the Greater Glasgow community who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford professional legal advice. 

Project Description

Law students volunteers offer free legal advice to members of the public and outreach in schools. The Clinic specialises in housing, employment, contract and sports law, however, can provide assistance with other areas of law excluding criminal, family and immigration law. Volunteers can provide general legal advice, draft legal letters, represent clients in court and negotiate on behalf of clients in contractual disputes. All of the advice provided by our law student volunteers is supervised by qualified legal practitioners. Our aim is to widen access to legal services within the local community, we cannot offer advice to those who qualify for legal aid or who can already afford legal advice. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify, do not hesitate to contact us as we may be able to help you find alternative legal assistance."

Project Aims

The aim of the clinic is to widen access to legal services within the local community and give students real life experience in their chosen professions.

GCU Department:
Law and Social Sciences
GCU School:
Glasgow School for Business and Society
Project Location:
Project budget: £—
Project with: Scottish Universities Law Clinic Network (SULCN)
Lead Partner: Malcolm Combe (University of Aberdeen)
Other supporters: Sheridan’s Solicitors
Number of GCU Students: 40
Number of GCU Staff: 1
Modes of Engagement: Outreach