Salford Law Clinic

Based at the University of Salford, SILKS law clinic offers free legal advice to members of the public. The advice is given by qualified solicitors or barristers, assisted by University of Salford law students working under supervision. Our clinics cover Housing, Employment and Family law

How does the clinic work?

We are a university law clinic, so our clinics run in term-time only.  We will be offering appointments between October and December, and from February to May (except Easter).

If you need advice in one of our areas of law, call us on the clinic telephone number and leave a message with details about you and your problem, or email us and someone will get back to you.

Our clinic uses student volunteers and is not always staffed, so you will not usually receive a response the same day.

  • Once we have assessed your request, if we can help, you will be contacted and offered an appointment at one of our clinic sessions.
  • At your appointment you will be seen by a qualified solicitor or barrister, along with one or more students volunteering in the clinic.
  • You will be given advice, which will be confirmed in a written advice note, to help you remember what was said. Depending on your problem, we may be able to give you some further help with next steps.
  • Please note, we cannot take on cases or provide representation in court, or help people who already have solicitors acting for them. 
  • If we cannot help you, we will aim to refer you to another agency or local solicitor (particularly if legal aid may be available for your case).