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The UWTSD Legal Advice Centre provides free legal advice for the local community. Particularly for those unable to obtain legal assistance through other charitable organisations. 

Free legal advice is provided by the University’s law students, supervised by Siân Turvey the Legal Advice Centre Manager and Law Programme Manager, their lecturers and practising lawyers from our partner firm, Peter Lynn and Partners. The UWTSD Legal Advice Centre is part of the LawWorks charity network. Further information can be found on the website of LawWorks.

How can we help you?

The UWTSD Legal Advice Centre can provide preliminary legal advice on a range of legal matters including: -  

  • negligence claims;
  • wills and probate;
  • property;
  • landlord and tenant disputes;
  • employment;
  • matrimonial;
  • family; and
  • business start-up advice.

We can help you to identify the relevant law, the potential remedies available to you and possible next steps relating to your matter. We cannot provide representation at hearings, however, we can signpost you to further help and support where required.

We do not provide advice on the following:

  • criminal matters;
  • debt; or
  • finance.
How to make an appointment with us?

Our opening hours are between 10am and 2pm every Wednesday. You will need to contact us to make an appointment. You can email us at law@uwtsd.ac.uk or complete an online enquiry form, leaving your contact details and a brief summary of your query. We will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.   

Appointments are on a first come first served basis and can be held online via MS Teams or at our Swansea Business Campus. Please note that we do not offer legal advice over the phone or via email.

How can students get involved in volunteering?

Please see Siân Turvey (email: sian.turvey@uwtsd.ac.uk) for details on how to volunteer at the UWTSD Legal Advice Centre.

Why should you as a student get involved in UWTSD’s Legal Advice Centre?

The Legal Advice Centre provides a valuable opportunity for students to apply theoretical legal knowledge to real life situations. Volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre will allow students to benefit from a practical legal education by developing their legal skills, experience law in operation and reflect upon ethics and professionalism in practice.

Student volunteers will deal with enquiries from the public by using a range of skills including active listening, active communication, empathy and drafting. Students will conduct face to face and online interviews with clients and will research the law in order to apply legal principles to real life issues.

Which courses can get involved in the volunteering?
  • Law and Legal Practice
  • Law and Policing
  • Law and Business
  • Law and Public Services
  • Law and Criminology.