Students from Edinburgh Napier University are to launch a law clinic, offering free legal advice on employment, housing and consumer issues.
The Edinburgh Napier Law Clinic also intends to provide small claims representation in circumstances where the client does not qualify, or only partially qualifies, for legal aid. The venture is being supported by MacRoberts LLP, Anderson Strathern LLP and Ennova Law, whose solicitors will volunteer their time to supervise the clinic’s activities.
As well as providing free legal services to the people of Edinburgh, the clinic will also provide an opportunity for law students at Edinburgh Napier to gain relevant legal experience, complementing their undergraduate LLB programmes. All of the student advisers will participate in a training programme, part of which will be delivered by leading experts in clinical legal education.
Martin Kotsev, a joint managing director of the project with Gergana Chausheva, said: “We are grateful to Edinburgh Napier University for funding, housing and supporting our project.”
Anyone who can offer support or is looking for information on the clinic, which is expected to begin work by the end of October, is invited to contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.