We provide free legal advice to clients who cannot afford to pay for advice. We are looking for solicitors with experience in wills and probate who can supervise students in advising clients.
Clients are triaged by the pro bono coordinator, students then undertake legal research and design a conference plan. Students then interview the client in a team to fill in gaps and seek further documentation and draft a letter of advice, which will be guided and supervised by a volunteer solicitor to ensure legal accuracy.
There is no law centre in the Exeter area and limited pro bono capacity combined with high public demand in the southwest of England as a whole. The Access to Justice Clinic is a project set up by the University of Exeter to provide pro bono legal advice and support for the local community across a range of issues including (but not limited to) housing, employment, benefits and tax credits, probate, contracts, debt, criminal law and intellectual property.
The Justice Hub is part of the University of Manchester School of Social Sciences. The hub provides free legal advice services to members of the public, whilst meeting the educational needs of their students.