About Us

The Law Clinic at GCU was founded by GCU lecturer in law, Claire McFadzean, and opened on March 17th 2014 by then Law Society of Scotland President Bruce Beveridge and our first ever Student Director Greg Scott. Since that time we have dealt with over 100 cases and have been able to help many people who are unable to access justice in any other way.

Bruce Beveridge and Greg
Bruce Beveridge and Greg Scott officially opening the law clinic

The Law Clinic is a student led initiative within GCU which allows LLB students the chance to gain practical legal skills alongside their degrees. It is a service which provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to individuals within the Greater Glasgow community who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford professional legal advice. We specialise in housing, employment, contract and sports law, however, we can provide assistance with other areas of law excluding criminal, family and immigration law. We can provide general legal advice, draft legal letters, represent clients in court and negotiate on behalf of clients in contractual disputes. All of the advice provided by our law student volunteers is supervised by qualified legal practitioners.

Our aim is to widen access to legal services within the local community, we cannot offer advice to those who qualify for legal aid or who can already afford legal advice. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify, do not hesitate to contact us as we may be able to help you find alternative legal assistance. We are located on the GCU campus right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, directly opposite Buchanan Bus Station and just a short walk from Queen Street and Glasgow Central stations.

We can be reached through any of the methods linked at the top of the page, email, twitter or facebook. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require help in any of the areas we offer help in. Meetings are by appointment only but we have a large team of advisers waiting to help.

We can be reached via lawclinic@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 331 8098 / 0141 331 8070.

We are also available through X (Twitter)Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We also provide Street Law classes and legal outreach projects to the Greater Glasgow area and beyond. Click here to find out more about these offerings.


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