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RGU launches free law clinic


Robert Gordon University (RGU) is launching a new pro-bono Law Clinic to provide free legal advice to the public who are without access to legal assistance.

Around 20 students from The Law School at RGU's Aberdeen Business School will provide an advisory service free of charge to members of the community in need of legal advice.

The clinic, which will be launched in November, will see law students working on a voluntary basis as part of their law studies at Aberdeen Business School. They will be supervised by experienced legal professionals, as well as by legally qualified academic members of staff.

The students will be trained in dealing with different kinds of legal issues in the run up to the clinic. Various bodies, individual solicitors and academics have volunteered their help and training to the students taking part so they are well prepared to offer the best advice.

Director of the Law Clinic, Dr Sam Middlemiss from The Law School at Aberdeen Business School, and his fellow academics; Val Bremner, Hayley Green, Eric Ogilvie-Brown and Heather Munro, have expressed their excitement about the project.

Dr Middlemiss commented: "We are all very excited about this venture. This is an important opportunity for students to gain key legal skills which are derived from practical experience.

"It's also an important development for members of the public who are for financial or other reasons denied the opportunity of legal representation. "

The key aims of this initiative are to provide students with hands on experience of legal cases prior to entering the legal profession, as well as to provide a service free to members of the public who may need legal advice but can't easily receive it elsewhere.

The Law Clinic will be launched at an event at RGU on November 22 and the first in a series of clinics will be held on Nov 27.

For more information or to register as a client of the Law Clinic (or to sponsor or provide other assistance to it) please contact Sam on s.middlemiss@rgu.ac.uk or +44(0)1224 263408.

NOTES: Terms and Conditions apply

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Stacey HorneCommunications Officer | Aberdeen Business School