What We Do

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

We are run by University of Edinburgh law students, all of whom are either graduate lawyers completing their Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Students are supervised by qualified solicitors, but the students are responsible for dealing with your case and contacting you.

✓ What we can do

We can provide advice and assistance on the following:

  • Child and Education
  • Consumer
  • Debt
  • Employment
  • Family
  • IT
  • Housing
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Wills
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Company Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Discrimination

In the 2015/2016 academic year alone, we advised 134 clients with a varied range of legal issues. The three most popular legal areas included Property Law with 47 cases (35%), Family Law with 25 cases (18%) and Employment Law with 18 cases (13%).


✘ What we can’t do

  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Representation or advice in a court case, tribunal or hearing

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