Essex Law Clinic

Contact details

Essex Law Clinic
Essex Law Clinic, Room SB.5.11, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

Public phone: 01206 873333


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: The Essex Law Clinic benefits the local community by offering free initial advice about legal problems while giving our students the chance to work alongside practicing lawyers to advise real clients. The Law Clinic can advise on the following issues: family law, housing law, immigration law, employment issues, consumer issues, equality issues, tax issues, benefits advice, contracts, and negligence. The Law Clinic cannot help with criminal law, will writing, and debt issues. The Essex Law Clinic is based at the University's Colchester campus. Appointments are primarily held via Zoom.

Target group: Anyone living, working or studying in Essex but especially vulnerable people or people who cannot afford a solicitor.

Area served: Essex

How to contact: Please send a blank email to You will receive an automatic reply with all the explainations about how the Clinic works and the form to return to book an appointment. Open 9am-5pm on weekdays by email only.


Monday: Appointments only

Tuesday: Appointments only

Wednesday: Appointments only

Thursday: Appointments only

Friday: Appointments only

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Those with restricted mobility can contact our Visitors’ Reception for detailed advice about visiting our Colchester Campus, telephone: 01206 874321. There is accessible parking in our multi-storey and North Towers car parks.

Other information

Languages other than English: No

Charity number:

Year established: 2008

Staffing: All advice and assistance is provided on a strictly confidential basis by University of Essex law students who are supervised by qualified lawyers and clinical teaching staff.

Public transport: By bus: The following bus services run through our campus connecting it to and from Colchester town centre, Colchester Station, and Wivenhoe: 61, 62, 74/74A, 75, 76 and 87. Most buses are operated by First but some are operated by Hedingham.

Record last checked: 28 June 2023


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