Lawyers open free legal advice clinic in East End
PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 05 October 2010
A NEW free legal advice clinic' is being opened in London's deprived East End. Fortnightly sessions are to run each Tuesday evening for a three-month trial period from November 24 with advice in areas including business law
A NEW free legal advice 'clinic' is being opened in London's deprived East End.
Fortnightly sessions are to run each Tuesday evening for a three-month trial period from November 24 with face-to-face initial advice in areas including business law.
They are being held at Bethnal Green by Wragge & Co law firm in partnership with not-for-profit co-operative called Account3, University House legal advice and LawWorks pro bono charity.
"A good number of lawyers have already volunteered," said Lorna Gavin from Wragge & Co. "Giving hands-on legal advice and guidance at the Bethnal Green clinic adds an important pillar to our pro bono activity."
This is the second clinic the law firm has helped set up in two years, following a similar project in Birmingham providing advice on debt, welfare benefits and consumer issues.