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Nottingham Trent University Legal Advice Centre

Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre is Nottingham Trent University’s not-for-profit teaching law firm. The Centre was the first of its kind when it was granted an ABS licence to operate as a fully regulated law firm in 2015.

It is part of the University’s commitment to helping the local community and represents a development of the Law School’s former pro bono clinic, which was established in 2002. As well as assisting the local community, it provides our students with vital practical skills to assist them in their future careers.

The multi award-winning Centre has an outstanding track record in providing pro bono and low-cost advice and representation for those facing legal issues. Supervised by qualified solicitors, the students support clients on a range of areas such as welfare benefits, employment, family, special educational needs and disability and business and commercial.

Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre

The Centre also works with the national charity, the Free Representation Unit (FRU), to provide pro bono representation at Social Security and Employment Tribunals. The Centre is the only FRU provider outside of London.

During the last academic year, the Centre recovered over £1.2 million for its clients, provided over 350 opportunities for students and assisted over 300 individuals, businesses and organisations.

More than £3.8 million in benefits and compensation has been recovered for clients by the Legal Advice Centre at Nottingham Law School in the last five years.