Our Mission Statement

The creation of the Law Clinic at Robert Gordon University School of Law will enhance the already strong ties between the Aberdeen community and the University. The Clinic will provide free legal advice to those members of society who might otherwise not be able to afford legal advice and will enhance the skill set of the student practitioners with real life situations beyond the theory of the lecture theatre. 

About us

Robert Gordon University’s Law School Clinic was launched in November 2013.  Its student members provide free, confidential and independent legal advice to citizens of Aberdeen who would otherwise be unable to afford a solicitor.  The student volunteers work under the supervision of academic staff and qualified solicitors.

The key aims of this initiative are both to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience, and to benefit the local community by providing access to justice to those who may need legal advice but who cannot access it elsewhere. 

Areas of Advice

The law clinic provides advice in a range of areas including housing, debt, benefits, employment and consumer rights. The clinic is unable to provide advice on immigration and asylum, family or criminal matters, or in cases where there may be a potential conflict of interest. If you are unsure about whether your matter is one which we are able to advise on, please contact us to speak to one of our advisors who can discuss this with you. If your matter is not one with which we are able to advise on, either at the initial appointment stage or subsequently, we will try wherever possible to refer you to an appropriate alternative source of advice.

How we Work

The Law clinic operates on an appointment-only basis. If you would like an appointment to discuss your matter with a student volunteer, contact us via phone or email.

Before an appointment can be made, one of our student volunteers will speak with you to confirm that your matter is one which we are able to advise on and to check that you are eligible to receive free advice from us. An appointment will then be arranged for you at the clinic and you will be sent a letter confirming the appointment date and time.  At your appointment you will meet with two student volunteers who will be responsible for handling your case.  At the initial meeting the students will take information from you about your problem.  The students will not provide any advice to you at the meeting.  Advice will be sent to you in writing following the meeting to enable the supervising solicitor to first of all approve it. 

HOW TO CONTACT US

EMAIL - thelawclinic@rgu.ac.uk

PHONE - 01224 263408

Follow this link for our Frequently Asked Questions infosheet.

 

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