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Teesside University Law School

Teesside Law Clinic

Offering free legal advice, guidance and representation to the public

Our law students provide this service as part of their Law LLB (Hons) degree.

Teesside University Law Clinic recognises the need for access to justice for all and offers free legal advice to members of the community. We work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to provide our students with real opportunities and practical skills in law. While Teesside Law Clinic prioritises the community need for legal services and the interest of clients, we also recognise that our students benefit from involvement with cases from real people.

We are committed to ensuring our students graduate with the best possible skills for employment, both inside and outside of the legal profession.

We concentrate on the following areas of law:

  • employment
  • money claims
  • lasting powers of attorney
  • wills
  • civil disputes
  • housing
  • landlord & tenant
  • consumer
  • family law (limited areas).

If your legal issue is in an area not mentioned above, please contact us to see if we can help. If not, we can signpost you to the most appropriate service.

How it works

  • Enquiry is made to Teesside Law Clinic
  • If accepted, case is allocated to a student firm
  • Client given an appointment
  • Preliminary information gathering interview, no advice given at this stage
  • Students research the issue
  • Client receives written advice within twenty-one working days of initial interview (subject to holidays and complexity of the issue).

If there are next steps in the case, we discuss these with the client and see how they wish to proceed.

Unfortunately we cannot help everyone as we have a number of factors to consider including conflicts of interest, complexity, necessary expertise and urgency of a case.

To discuss an appointment please call 01642 738738 or complete the enquiry form below.

Please note: We only operate between October and April each year.

Streetlaw raises awareness of the law for people in their everyday lives on the street and in their communities. It is an outreach programme carried out by Teesside University Law students who will present to schools, community groups and colleges or any other organisation on law, human rights, democracy, citizenship, consumer rights, and civil rights. The presentations can be tailored to the needs of individual group and the teaching is done using interactive teaching methodologies. This is a free service.

Benefits to the community, schools and colleges

The target audience will gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities in relation to the identified issue, to lessen their likeliness of developing legal problems and increase their likeliness to seek help where required.

Example presentation areas include:


  • assault
  • murder
  • joint enterprise
  • public order act
  • indecent images
  • road traffic law
  • PACE 1984
  • anti-social behaviour orders
  • defence of property

Your rights

  • wills and lasting powers of attorney
  • social media
  • housing
  • tenants
  • consumer
  • employment
  • human
  • family
  • property

In addition to the above examples we could carry out a presentation on an area of your choice, providing it falls within the remit of socio-legal aspects of life and the law.

We work in partnership with:

  • Cygnet Law
  • Teesside Law Limited
  • Punch Robson Solicitors
  • Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors
  • Watson Woodhouse Solicitors
  • Jacksons Law Firm
  • Savage Silk
  • Newbys Solicitors
  • Vaux Fletcher Solicitors
  • BHP Law
  • Smith and Graham Solicitors
  • Tilly, Bailey and Irvine Solicitors
  • Reece Thomas Watson Solicitors
  • EMG Solicitors
  • The Endeavour Partnership
  • Freeman Johnson Solicitors
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Justice First
  • Park Square Barristers.

Enquiry form

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