General Legal Advice Clinic

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The Great Legal Bake Sale 2017

Wednesday 22nd February saw the General Legal Advice Clinic (GLAC) students hold a Great Legal Bake sale at the John Pounds Centre. The bake sale was raising money for the Access to Justice Foundation, specifically the South West Legal Support Trust. The clinic frequently encounters clients who cannot afford a solicitor to

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How can I arrange contact with my child/grandchild?

Recently the clinic has seen a number of clients who have a problem in relation to family disputes but ‘What are my legal rights in regard to seeing my child/grandchild?’ In a situation where you are prevented from having access to a child, the first step we always suggest is

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Small claims clinic starting in February 2017!

From February 2017 we are pleased to announce that there will be a new clinic taking place alongside the existing general legal advice (GLA) provision. The Small Claims Clinic (SCC) will be piloted from Wednesday 8th February until Wednesday 15th March, and, if successful, will run on a full time

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CHRISTMAS CLOSURE

The General Legal Advice clinic is now closed for the Christmas break. We will re-open as follows; Monday 9th January: Somerstown Central ( 10am-1pm) Wednesday 11th January: John Pounds Centre ( 10am – 4pm – note the newer opening time of 10am) Please contact us as follows in advance to

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08/12/16
Law Clinic CAB Lunch, University of Portsmouth.

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The General Legal Advice Clinic networking lunch

Last week saw the third annual networking lunch run by students and staff at the clinic, read more about this event in the official University of Portsmouth press release here Many thanks to all our guests who attended the event for your continued support of our work at the clinic.

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Guest Speaker: The Illegal Money Lending Team

Third year law students at University of Portsmouth recently had a talk from the Lin Fisher of the National Illegal Money Lending Team about loan sharks. Although it probably sounds more like something out of a TV drama and you wouldn’t imagine that it was  happening here in Portsmouth, we

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Guest Speaker: Civil Litigation – What is it all about?

On 26th October 2016, Alex Brooke Smith, Head of Litigation at Stokes Solicitors, came to talk to legal advice clinic advisers and final year law students about life as a Civil Litigator. Alex outlined that, in general, most solicitors will specialise in one area of litigation, but that litigation is

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Section 21 notices: The new format

More than a year ago now, on 1st October 2015 a prescribed format for Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 notices (by virtue of The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015) was published. What should I know about the prescribed format? The prescribed format provides

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