University Of Bristol Law Clinic

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University Of Bristol Law Clinic

University Of Bristol Law Clinic

Most employers are now looking beyond the degree to see what additional skills and relevant experience the student applicant has. The Law Clinic seeks to develop those skills through clinical legal education. This means gaining knowledge and understanding by actually engaging in legal work. Side benefits include client contact, conducting real cases and court or tribunal experience.

When receiving an enquiry, the student members of the Clinic will see the client and then research the law before drafting the letter of advice. The case is followed through and supported by the students in the Clinic.

At present, the Law Clinic is dealing with cases concerning claims for the recovery of unpaid wages and commission, the refusal of a landlord to return a tenant’s deposit and various welfare-benefit challenges.

Students who wish to train to become solicitors or barristers will benefit from the hands on experience and opportunities to attend court and tribunals as Mackenzie friends and in some cases as advocates or representatives.

The Law Clinic has set up links with Creative Youth Project and Kids Company (young people), St Mungo’s (homelessness), the Personal Support Unit (‘PSU’) at the Bristol County Court and the Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau. It is anticipated that these links will be extended to include dedicated family law and civil representation teams.

Please see the Law Clinic Annual Review for the latest update on our work.

law clinic annual review (PDF, 1,423kB)

For more information, please refer to the University of Bristol Law Clinic website.

The University of Bristol Law Clinic
School of Law
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1RJ

24-hour answer phone: +44 (0)117 954 5340

Website: www.bristollawclinic.co.uk
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