BPP are looking for qualified solicitors to supervise its Enterprise Clinic appointments which are conducted by its Student Advisors. The Enterprise Clinic assists start ups and small businesses by giving free commercial legal advice to those that cannot afford legal assistance. Volunteer solicitors will supervise the client appointment and review the draft letter of advice produced by the student advisors. No advice is given during the client appointment.
What will the time commitment be?
Volunteers will attend the Holborn office on a Monday evening between 5:30 to 7pm to supervise the clinic appointment. Then, over a period of two weeks, the volunteer solicitor will review the student advisors’ draft letter of advice and ensure it is suitable to be sent to the client. Reviewing the draft letter will take approximately 3-4 hours.
Supervising solicitors can supervise as often or as little as they wish, although we would recommend at least one clinic appointment per academic term.
What will volunteers get out of this?
Volunteer supervising solicitors will be provided with an introduction to the clinic and its processes and can contact the clinic manager at any time for support or guidance. Should a number of solicitors from your firm wish to participate, BPP's clinic manager will be delighted to attend your offices to provide a presentation on how the clinic operates.
Person specification - what type of volunteers is the clinic looking for?
Ideally, volunteers will be qualified solicitors specialising in corporate, commercial, IP, commercial property or dispute resolution law.
What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?