To be considered your clinic must satisfy certain conditions and standards which include the following:
- Your clinic must be a free drop-in or appointment-based service that provides legal advice, delivered by legal professionals to those who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance and aren't eligible for legal aid. Clients cannot be charged for this service and legal advisers must provide their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.
- The legal advice given must be adequately supervised by suitably qualified and experienced legal professionals.
- All relevant regulatory and professional standards are met by the clinic.
- There must be suitable professional indemnity insurance in place for the advice given at the clinic.
Each clinic needs to provide statistics annually in January (such as number of service users seen, areas of law advice delivered in etc.) in order that we can develop a detailed national picture of the help being provided by clinics. This analysis will be used to highlight the demand for free legal advice, the issues faced by clinic users, and emerging trends and issues which policy makers should be made aware of.
You must keep us up to date with changes to your service and coordinator contact details.
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If you have any questions about the form or would like to speak to a member of the clinics team before making an application please email us at [email protected]
Register Your Clinic Here
The application form to register your clinic can be found here.