Advice

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Email someone: Citizens Advice Norfolk

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We are the UEA Law Clinic and we offer free legal advice to the Norwich Community through our partnership with Norfolk Community Law Service. Our students have had relevant training outside of their academic studies and have chosen to commit their time and skills to NCLS. Our students have recovered over £7m in benefits awards for clients in since October 2012 and have been nationally recognised for the work they have done for the local community. The Law Clinic has its own fully-accessible building on the UEA campus that comprise a reception/waiting area, meeting rooms, a large open-plan student/staff workroom and staff offices. Our pleasant workspace is located near Earlham Hall and allows for full discretion when discussing legal matters with members of the public. If you have any queries or want any more information on UEA Law Clinic, please contact: law.clinic@uea.ac.uk


Norfolk Community Law Service

Debt and Welfare Benefits Advice

If you are not receiving welfare benefits you are entitled to or are having trouble with debt, the UEA Law clinic are able to help you. We are partnered with Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) which enables our law students to expand the community’s accessibility to free legal advice. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Discrimination Law Advice

If you are the victim of discrimination, the UEA Law clinic may be able to help you. We are partnered with the Suffolk Law Centre through Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) where a team of students assist a discrimination law specialist from the Suffolk Law Centre, under their Tackling Discrimination in the East project, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities Programme.

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Family Advice

Divorce, child maintenance and disputes about children. If any of these issues are familiar to you and you are in need of free legal advice the UEA Law clinic are able to help you. We are partnered with Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) which enables our law students to expand the community’s accessibility to free legal advice. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Housing and Rent Advice

Do you need help to reach an agreement for the repayment of rent arrears and therefore avoid eviction? The UEA Law clinic may able to help you. We are partnered with Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) which enables our law students to expand the community’s accessibility to free legal advice.

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Immigration Advice

If you are experiencing difficulties with issues such as permanent residence, visas, and indefinite leave to remain, family member applications, citizenship and passport applications the UEA Law clinic are able to help you. We are partnered with Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) which enables our law students to expand the community’s accessibility to free legal advice.

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Legal Employment Advice

If you have had difficulty with being underpaid, are having issues with maternity or paternity leave or have been discriminated against in the workplace, the UEA Law clinic are able to help you. We are partnered with Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) which enables our law students to expand the community’s accessibility to free legal advice. One of the solicitors volunteering their time is Owen Warnock, Emeritus Professor of Law at UEA Law School and a former partner at the world’s biggest law firm, Eversheds Sutherland. In the future, this service will be supported by Deborah McQuinn, a solicitor and a UEA Senior Lecturer in Employment Law. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Community Law Service at 01603 496623 or info@ncls.co.uk

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Citizens Advice Hub

Citizens Advice offer advice and information to help people with problems with debt, money, benefits, housing, employment issues, immigration, health, family, education, and consumer issues. They offer free legal information and advice throughout the UK – including at the UEA Law Clinic. In 2019 Citizens Advice Norfolk set up a digital hub at UEA. Staffed by students the hub answers questions from members of the public seeking legal information and guidance through the Citizens Advice website. The hub has been so successful that in 2020, it will be expanding to offer telephone advice through the national CAB Advice Line as well as face-to-face help to the public.

If you are in need of help or advice, please contact Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau at 03444 111 444 or at the NCAB Website


Early Neutral Evaluation and Private Financial Dispute Resolution In Family Cases

We have reached an arrangement with a Cambridge – based barristers’ chambers, Fenners Chambers, to use the Law Clinic space for Early Neutral Evaluations and private Financial Dispute Resolution Appointments. These are forms of dispute resolution that involve a barrister acting like a judge, indicating to the parties what a likely outcome would be if the matter proceeded to a final court hearing, which then informs settlement negotiations. These private hearings are arranged through Fenners Chambers and are by appointment only.

To enquire, please contact Fenners Chambers at 01223 368761 or clerks@fennerschambers.com