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Law Clinic Opens

on July 27, 2016

New University of Bristol and BDP partnership

 

Uni-Bristol-LogoUniversity of Bristol's Law Clinic to provide monthly drop-in sessions for BDP clients.

The new partnership between BDP and the University of Bristol will see students providing free legal advice to BDP clients struggling to gain access to the formal legal support they need to start taking back control of their lives.

The monthly service will support people whose problematic drug and alcohol use can mean they have restricted access to housing, public services and education, problems with benefits, debt, domestic violence, fragile family networks, criminal activity and more.

For more information please read the full article by the University of Bristol.

John Peake, Director of the Law Clinic at the University of Bristol, said: "We are dedicated to providing pro-bono legal advice for those that most need it. Working with partners like Bristol Drugs Project also provides students with a deep appreciation of the issues facing our community's most vulnerable people."

Maggie Telfer, CEO of BDP, said: "BDP strives to help people move on from problematic drug or alcohol use in order to flourish, support their families and contribute to their community. The people we work with want change, but can sometimes feel overwhelmed by problems such as debt and poor housing.

The first Law Clinic drop-in  takes place on Monday 1st August, 11:00am - 12:30pm, with a repeated session on Monday 5th September, at the same time.

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