Wolverhampton students set up free legal advice clinic

A group of would-be lawyers from the University of Wolverhampton have taken to the streets and set up a legal advice clinic in a city centre shop.

The clinic, supported by senior partners from Talbots Solicitors, is run by Legal Practice Course (LPC) students from the university and offers members of the public free legal advice on matters such as housing and employment issues.

Talbots senior partner Martyn Morgan said: “This is a great opportunity for students to develop essential client care skills while under the supervision of qualified practitioners and we’re sure that the public of Wolverhampton will benefit from their combined knowledge and skills.”

Available on a drop-in basis, the legal clinic has been developed in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and the Wolverhampton City Centre Company to help tackle the increasing number of empty retail units within the city centre.

Associate dean for the school of law Lynn Leighton-Johnstone said: “This brings together the university, the city and the local legal profession in a way that adds value. It also demonstrates the contribution the university makes to the region and its ability to build relationships with business and employers.”