The DMU Legal Advice Centre uses the expertise and passion of DMU Law students to provide free legal advice to community members and small businesses.
By following strict, tried and tested operational rules, the Centre offers advice on a range of legal matters and provides clients with a professional experience. The Centre also specialises on particular subject areas or issues in order to reflect the needs of the local community.
Suitably qualified staff supervise all of the work that takes place in the Centre and a solicitor, holding a practicing certificate and who meets the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) supervisory standards, oversees the Centre as a whole.
How the Centre works
The DMU Law Centre is student-led, under the supervision of qualified members of staff and practitioners.
The Director of the Law Centre is Omar Madhloom. Omar is a qualified solicitor and a Senior Lecturer in Law. Prior to joining DMU Law School, Omar worked for a Legal 500 law firm and the Crown Prosecution Service. He has advised both individuals and companies. Omar also researches and publishes in the field of Legal Education.
In order to be seen at the Centre, members of the public should first fill our our online form. Just let us know your contact details and what your enquiry is about and we’ll get back to you about whether we can offer you an interview appointment. Then, should you receive an interview appointment, you’ll be emailed directions to the Centre and further details of the services we provide.
On the day of the interview you will be met by DMU Law students who will then take further details about your enquiry to determine whether they can provide you any advice. These interviews are confidential and a member of Centre staff will always be on hand. The Centre will not provide advice at the time of the interview.
Following the interview, you will receive a letter informing you whether the Centre can advise you on your legal enquiry. In the event that the Centre cannot advise you, we will provide you with information of other services that may be able to better help you.
Should the Centre be able to advise you, a letter will be sent to you within two weeks (10 working days) with the advice. Exceptionally, the period between the interview date and the production of the final draft of the advice letter may exceed two weeks. In such cases the client will be advised of the delay by letter.