Business and Law Clinic
The Business and Law Clinic enables UWE Bristol Law School students to provide pro bono (free) legal advice services to members of the community. Find out how you can:
What is pro bono?
Pro bono is professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment. Pro bono enhances students' lawyering skills and experience of law in the real world. The Business and Law Clinic was founded as the Pro Bono Unit in 2008. Over the years it has offered advice to many members of the local community and further afield. We have won awards and been nominated for awards from Law Works, The Lawyer and Bristol Law Society.
As a UWE Bristol Law School student, you can get involved in a variety of projects, from supporting local residents in dealing with community issues, to providing free legal advice and assistance to members of the public. This pro bono work could be as part of a specific course or module, or more generally to reflect your legal and career interests.
It is a great way of gaining experience in legal work and developing your lawyering skills. You will also network with local practitioners, develop your employability skills and learn how to provide law-related advice.
Business and Law Clinic Services
The Business and Law Clinic offers services in a variety of areas to:
- Business start-ups and those working in the creative industries
- People attending at The Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre without a lawyer
- Services for the local community and social justice projects
- Work with schools and colleges
- Working in partnership with local organisations
Local practitioner involvement
The Business and Law Unit works closely, wherever possible, with local law firms, as well as advice agencies and other organisations. We value the practice-led mentoring and advice offered by a partners on initiatives such as the Business Advice Clinic, Team Entrepreneurship Law, and our welfare benefits work.
Our current partners include Ashfords LLP, DAS Legal Services, EIP, Roxburgh Milkins, Bristol Law Centre, North Bristol Advice Centre, Talking Money, Support Through Court, Bristol Civil Justice Centre, and Bristol Refugee Rights.
UWE Bristol Law School is keen to work with legal businesses, advice agencies and charities. If you would like to work with us, please contact Rachel Wood, Business and Law Clinic Director, at Rachel.Wood@uwe.ac.uk.
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