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Queen Mary's Legal Advice Centre

Fieldfisher has been supporting the work of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) since its inception in 2006. Trainees from Fieldfisher attend weekly face-to-face clinics in the East London community. Every year, Fieldfisher assists with approximately 40 cases covering contract, property, employment and intellectual property law.

Our trainees are the foundation of this project. They are in charge of running the case from start to finish. This involves attending the interview to meeting the client and observe the student, working closely with and providing feedback to the student on the draft letter and liaising internally with a qualified supervisor to discuss the legal issues in hand. The clinic is a great opportunity for trainees to take on early responsibility, get to know people from all around the firm, and to give back to the local community all in one go.

“Fieldfisher are a committed and longstanding partner of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre supervising client advice in; contract, consumer, landlord and tenant, and employment cases.  They are dedicated to providing pro bono support to the most vulnerable people in society as well as developing and educating QMUL students to be future lawyers with the same ethos of public engagement.  We cannot thank all at Fieldfisher enough for the contribution they make to the Centre, its clients and its Student Advisers.”

    - Frances Ridout, Director of the Legal Advice Centre

"The assistance I received was first class. It's good to know that such a service exists for people like me who can't afford to instruct a solicitor."

    - QMLAC client

"The clinic gives me an invaluable feel for what it is like to be solicitor."

    - QMLAC student advisor