Images of the FreeLaw Clinic Building

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.

Contact us

New clients can come along to a drop-in session, which take place at the following times during term-time only;

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The FreeLaw clinic can be found at the driveway entrance to Bartolome House, home to the School of Law. The full address is:

FreeLaw Legal Clinic
School of Law
Bartolomé Lodge
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Alternatively, new clients can contact the clinic directly to arrange an appointment;

Tel: 0114 222 6774

If you require legal assistance when the clinic is closed, try the Langsett Advice and Resource Centre drop-in session on Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm;

Creswick Street
Sheffield S6 2TN
Tel: 0114 233 5198

Alternatively, the Advice Sheffield website lists all local clinics and advice centres, and has lots of useful information.