Students to offer free legal advice

Free legal advice is available to members of the local community in a new initiative from the University of Bedfordshire.

Zain Qazi and other Law clinic students
Zain Qazi and other Law clinic students

The Law Clinic opened its doors to members of the public on Thursday, January 8, offering advice in the areas of housing, consumer and employment law.

The Clinic is a new project from the University’s School of Law, it aims to give students practical experience interviewing and advising clients.

Tom Mortimor, head of the School of Law, said: “This is an important opportunity for our students.”

Law students have been trained in skills and techniques to support clients and trained staff are available at all times to assist students.

Zain Qazi, a second year Law student, said: “It is a great opportunity for students to put their studies into practice.

“You can out it on your CV and you are more likely to be taken seriously when applying for a job.”

One hour appointments are available, to be booked in advance, between 2pm and 5pm on two Wednesdays a month.

To book an appointment, call 07702338684.