School of Law and Politics

Legal Advice Centre

This is a student run service which is supervised by qualified members of academic staff. If you need a solicitor you can find a local provider on the Law Society Find A Solicitor website here, or contact Citizens Advice for general legal advice.

About the Legal Advice Centre

The aim of the Centre is to provide free, confidential and independent legal advice to the local community whilst giving Law School students the chance to gain practical experience of the legal profession.

The Centre is staffed by Law students under the supervision of qualified staff.  All Student Advisers are final year Law students professionally trained to provide help with a range of issues*, including:

  • Consumer issues
  • Criminal/Civil disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Family

The Legal Advice Centre opens 1-5.30pm every Wednesday during semester and clients are offered a 45 minute appointment. Written advice will be provided within 14 days of an appointment.


The Centre is staffed by experienced Law School lecturers and lawyers Frank Dignan, Laura Milner and Dr Carmino Massarella.

Advisory Board

The Legal Advice Centre Advisory Board meets annually to discuss issues affecting the Centre.  Members of the Board include Centre and Law School staff plus the following external members:-

  • Andrew Brown (Hull City Council)
  • Lesley Thornley (Hull & East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau)
  • Simon Burgess (SJP)
  • Graham Nettleton (Ward Legal)
  • Natalie Tindall (Williamsons)
  • Adele Wilkinson (Andrew Jackson)
  • Jim Wyatt (Hamers)
  • Simon Pickering (Wilberforce Chambers)


"I am pleased to tell you that as a result of the legal advice I received from you, we have now reached a satisfactory result and I now have peace of mind after what has been a nightmare. I would like to say what a wonderful service the new Legal Advice Centre is." (Mrs A, Hull)

"The result was not what we had hoped for, however at least we know our legal position. The Student Advisers were most professional in their attitude and put us at ease from the start." (Mr C, North Ferriby)

"Student advisors are well trained and their work was very friendly as well as professional"

"I found the staff and students very helpful and polite" (Mr N)

"We would like to thank the students for the time spent on our case, their help was excellent. They came up with super drafts for us to continue our case. Thanks again, it could not have been better." (Mrs H)

"The service you gave was first class, equal to a solicitor's practice and from our experience much better." (Mr B)

"I found the friendly, organised and professional support invaluable at a time when I needed it most." (Mr L)

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