Student Legal Advice Centre

The Student Legal Advice Centre was established within Derby Law School in February 2019. It is run by our LLB (Hons) students and provides members of the public with free legal advice on a wide range of areas of law. 


How it works

The centre is a student led initiative, working alongside the supervision of qualified legal professionals. Members of the public are able to book appointments with our students who will be able to offer free assistance on:

The Student Legal Advice Centre also offers support to Litigants in Person in Family Law matters at the Family Court at Derby. If you are representing yourself in a Family Law matter, a student volunteer can attend Court with you to support you, take notes and following the hearing discuss the outcome of the hearing with you.

Student involvement

As a student of Derby Law School, you will have the opportunity to become involved with the centre from the outset of your degree.

First year students are currently involved in a street law project. This promotes the teaching of law to all members of the community, including school children, by informing them of their legal rights and responsibilities.

Second year students have the opportunity to become involved in a Litigant in Person project. This is a help desk at court whereby students will offer assistance to people at court who are unable to afford legal representation. 

Third year students are involved in our clinic, which sits central to our Student Legal Advice Centre. The clinic takes weekly appointment based sessions that are arranged for members of the public to attend the centre to obtain legal advice, with our students having the opportunity to see clients, take instructions and prepare advice. 

A law student in the courtroom

I have loved working in the Student Legal Advice Centre. Not only has it helped me to develop practical legal skills, but it has also helped to improve my emotional intelligence due to dealing with sensitive issues.

Sophie Spencer
LLB (Hons)

They really gave me confidence to sort the finances out – each email I received was straightforward and everything they said made sense. It would have been a real struggle without them.

Student Legal Advice Centre client

Appointments are available to be booked every Thursday between 1pm - 5pm for family law and criminal injuries compensation authority claims.*

Appointments are available to be booked every other Wednesday between 1pm - 5pm for immigration family reunion clinic.*

Each appointment will be supervised by centre lead Kaye Howells.

Contact details:


Telephone: 01332 591645


*In line with current coronavirus guidelines, all clinics are being run virtually. Please contact the clinic through email at this time.