Our volunteer lawyers are a key part of the Legal Advice Centre and allow us to expand our advice provision to cover employment, family and small business.

Our award winning Legal Advice Centre has advised over 1500 clients since opening in 2014, providing quality pro bono advice to members of the public from Greenwich Borough and further afield (we have no geographic limit for clients). 

We also have experienced volunteer caseworkers from Greenwich Council Welfare Rights Unit who provide supervision and training to law student volunteers to assist with personal independence payment form filling. This service is also award winning (Attorney General and Lawworks).

If you are a qualified solicitor or barrister with 3 years PQE then you are welcome to approach the director of the service to enquire about volunteering. 

  • We set up all appointments for you to ensure that clients attend (in person or online). 
  • We employ a full-time administrator who communicates regularly with volunteers and provides administrative support. 
  • We also employ two qualified solicitors who supervise students to produce drafts of advice letters following the initial meeting. 
  • Once draft advice letters are ready, they are sent to our volunteer lawyers to approve before they go out.

We are currently looking for lawyers to advise clients on social welfare, particularly employment advice. 

Please contact Sally Gill, the Centre Director, for further information and to arrange a meeting.

Volunteer opportunities as a law student

Find out from some of our law students sharing their volunteer work experiences as student advisers in the university's legal advice centre.

To apply for a final year placement law students should approach us by email lawemployability@gre.ac.uk to hear more about our information talks and extra curricular opportunities.