Legal Advice Clinics
At Keele, we have dedicated Legal Advice Clinics where you will be trained and supervised by experienced Solicitors to deliver legal services, from the start of the client enquiry through to the resolution of their query. You will learn how to interview and advise clients, research the law using practitioner databases, and give practical legal advice. You may be involved in drafting legal documents and court forms as well as advising clients in writing and in meetings.
This valuable legal work experience will be advantageous to your professional development. You can record your experience on HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) to showcase your volunteer work at university and use as your portfolio when you graduate. It may be suitable to be recorded as qualifying work experience for qualification as a solicitor under the SQE.
Information for Law students
Available by application to all students in their second and third years of study. Put your legal skills into practice by helping clients locally and nationally. Our students are able to acquire legal work experience advising clients within a safe and supervised environment. The work providing legal services within the Keele Legal Advice Clinics may and count towards Qualifying Work Experience required under the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
You will meet and advise clients, undertake legal research, writing and drafting a variety of emails and documents (including court forms) supervised by our experienced Solicitors. You will gain experience of explaining the law to non legal clients and using our online case management system in the delivery of legal services.