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Welcome to FreeLaw

FreeLaw is a free legal advice clinic based in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield. The clinic is led by current Law students, and a supervising solicitor checks over all advice before it is issued.

FreeLaw covers most areas of law from contractual disputes, to housing, employment and much more. FreeLaw can also assist with referring clients to a firm or organisation that is more capable of handling their specific case if necessary.

Unfortunately FreeLaw members cannot advise on Criminal, Debt or Immigration Law. Furthermore, we are unable to pursue a claim against The University of Sheffield, its Governors, employees or students.

We may also decide not to take a case forward if it falls outside of the clinic's expertise, if there is a conflict of interest, or if urgent assistance is required.

Due to the nature of the service, FreeLaw cannot provide urgent advice to clients. The expected turn around time for advice is two weeks, although this can take longer during exam and vacation periods.