City Community Legal Advice Centre



City University

Northampton Square



Phone number

020 7040 5414 (24hr answerphone)

Opening Times

We are open Monday to Friday in term time only. Outside of university term time we provide referral information by email. Our helpline is open and staffed between 10-12pm and 2-4pm Monday to Thursday.

Area(s) of law

Civil Litigation, Consumer, Contract, Employment, Environmental, Family, Housing, Personal injury

Other areas of law available

Small claims, small businesses, and referrals to other areas of law

Information about accessibility

To access our service please fill in our online form available here: or you can call us during our opening hours, or send us an email.

This clinic offers the following service(s)

Written Advice, Initial Advice

You can access the service in the following way(s)


Summary of Service

Prior to your legal advice session our trained student advisers will take details of your case online or via telephone. Please note that you will not receive advice at this point. This information is then shared with the volunteer lawyer and Director of the Centre who is an experienced solicitor. Once we have obtained this information, we can confirm your legal advice appointment or refer you to other sources or organisations where appropriate. A group of students will be present during your appointment to observe the session, and assist the lawyer. Written advice is provided if requested. We are unable to consider large quantities of documents (unless otherwise agreed) or provide ongoing casework support. A written letter of advice or factsheet can be provided if requested after your interview depending on the capacity of the team. We also provide links to appropriate referral agencies, so that you can take the steps necessary to resolve your case.