The Legal Advice Centre

Our Legal Advice Centre is a student-run service which is supervised by qualified members of academic staff.

About the Legal Advice Centre

The centre provides free, confidential and independent legal advice to the local community. This gives 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 who have been professionally trained to help with a range of issues including

Consumer issues; criminal/civil disputes; neighbour disputes; housing; employment; family.


Appointments available Wednesdays 1 pm - 5.30 pm during semester time

Making an appointment

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

You can get in touch with us either during, or outside of centre hours to make an appointment.  Just use the contact details below.

Need a solicitor?

If you need a solicitor, you can find a local provider on the Law Society Find a Solicitor website. Or you can contact Citizens' Advice for general legal advice.






The centre is staffed by experienced Law School lecturers and lawyers Laura Milner and Dr Carmino Massarella.


The Legal Advice Centre has been nominated five years running for a LawWorks & Attorney General Pro Bono Student Award, and won 'Best Contribution by a Law School' in 2012.

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 and 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)

Please note:

we are unable to offer advice on immigration, representation at court/tribunal, debt matters and disputes over children where social services are involved. We are also unable to give advice if you already have a solicitor acting for you.

Contact us

Legal Advice Centre, Room 017, Nidd Building
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX