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Volunteer legal advisors

  • London
  • Position Deadline: N/A

Website Waterloo Legal Advice Service

Waterloo Legal Advice Service is a pro bono legal advice centre based next to Waterloo station.  Its one of the oldest, largest and best-regarded pro bono advice centres in the UK.  Our all-volunteer team consists of around forty lawyers from both private practice and in-house.  Our team includes a broad mix of solicitors, barristers and non-qualified lawyers working in City and high street firms, in-house and the GLD.


WLAS is a “drop in” centre which is open every Thursday, between 6.30pm and 8.00pm, and which provides advice and assistance to local residents. The main areas of work are housing, employment, consumer, family, contract, small claims, welfare benefits and personal injury.  Unlike many advice centres we provide a full range of services, from one-off advice to more complex matters, such as preparing for Court hearings.


We are looking for qualified and trainee solicitors, barristers and pupils as well as paralegals to join our team. You must be interested in helping people solve real legal problems and because you will have your own clients, you should be prepared to commit yourself to attend 2 to 3 Thursday evenings every month, unless prevented by work, illness or holiday.  You do not need to have prior knowledge or experience of the type of work we do: you will sit alongside an experienced team member until we and you are happy that you should see clients on your own, after which you will have the support and assistance of the other members of our team.


If you’re interested in finding out more about what we do, we’d be very pleased to talk to you. Please contact James McGregor by email:

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