About the Law Clinic


The Law Clinic offers free, independent and confidential legal advice and support to people facing family, employment and immigration law matters across Chelmsford, Cambridge and through our Zoom service, the UK more widely – giving communities vital access to justice.

With recent cutbacks to public funding for Legal Aid, we work collaboratively with local legal professionals, advice agencies and student advisors to meet some of the unmet need for initial legal advice.

Support@Court is our further project where experienced students working in teams of two will offer you information, guidance and moral support through the court process. This service is available in Cambridge on Wednesday mornings.

The Law Clinic seeks to:

  • Offer specialist professional advice to clients
  • Offer practical and moral support and assistance to those appearing in the family court without a solicitor or barrister
  • Work in partnership with wider legal communities and various other organisations to improve access to justice in our area
  • Develop capable and confident law students with practical knowledge, skills and experience to deliver legal excellence and impact

We take referrals from local organisations, such as the Citizens Advice, or clients can also self-refer by booking an appointment or getting in touch directly.

You can also access information and guidance on family law in Cambridge, Essex and Peterborough courts through these websites:

In both 2019 and 2021, we won the Excellence in Pro Bono award at the Cambridge and District law Society's annual awards and in May 2019 we were highly commended runners up in the Best New Pro Bono Activity in the LawWorks National Student Pro Bono awards.



"Excellent idea which benefits all parties. I, as a client, I’ve received quality advice at no cost, students have gained invaluable real-life experience, solicitors/barristers get to explain benefits of their services and help untangle the ‘mystery’ of law. I was treated with friendliness and utter professionalism and respect."

Anonymous client, 2019