Leeds Law School has teamed up with national injury firm Hodge Jones & Allen to expand its student-run service offering free legal advice.
The new partnership will see students and solicitors work together to provide free legal advice to those who have suffered a personal injury.
It will build on the service already provided by the Law Clinic at Leeds Law School, which has been advising members of the public for over 10 years on matters of family law, employment law and civil litigation.
Hodge Jones & Allen will work with law student volunteers to deal with personal injury enquiries via zoom calls to provide a fast response.
Dr Rachel Dunn, Course Director for Pro Bono and Employability, said: “The new partnership between Leeds Law School and Hodge Jones & Allen demonstrates our commitment to social justice and ensuring that those who need legal advice the most can access it.
“It will also provide our students with the vital skills needed for life after university. It is an amazing opportunity for them to work closely with such experienced solicitors from a leading personal injury firm.”
Daniel Denton, Partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, said: ‘’We’re delighted to be working with Leeds Law School and their students who will help support the public with personal injury enquiries. It’s an opportunity for callers to speak directly to a highly experienced personal injury solicitor’’.
Leeds Law School is a key educator of legal professionals in the Leeds and West Yorkshire region and works extensively with law firms and other businesses to support students with work placements and employers to hire talented graduates that will energise their team and support the local community.