What We Do

The Free Legal Advice Centre delivers pro bono legal services to members of the public living in and around the Edinburgh area who, for whatever reason, cannot access legal advice elsewhere. Student advisers, members of staff and qualified solicitors work together to offer advice on legal problems.

The Centre is run by University of Edinburgh law students and University Law School Staff and supported by volunteer solicitors. These volunteer solicitors supervise the student advisers and assist them in their research, but the student advisers are responsible for dealing with your case and contacting you.

 What we can do

We can provide advice and assistance on the following:

  • Company & Commercial
  • Contract
  • Disputes
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Property
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Wills and Inheritance
  • Personal Injury

In the 2016/2017 academic year alone, we advised 116 clients with a varied range of legal issues. The three most popular legal areas included Property and Landlord and Tenant queries with 36 cases (31%), Family Law with 29 cases (25%) and Employment Law with 19 cases (16%).

 What we can’t do

  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Representation or advice in tribunals, hearing or the vast majority of court cases (please our Lay Representation Service pages for details of representation we can offer)

Please see our links bar at the side of the page for other organisations that you can contact if we are unable to help.