Family Law Clinic

The Family Law Clinic aims to provide a public service to local people who seek legal advice on family-related issues. At the same time, the Clinic aims to provide opportunities for students at the University of Sussex to develop and improve their practical legal skills.

The Family Law Clinic is based at the Freeman Building, University of Sussex campus (see Directions and Maps), and offers client appointments by pre-arrangement only. Free parking is available on campus for people attending an appointment at the Clinic.

Interviews take place (by appointment) at the Freeman Building, University of Sussex campus (see Directions and Maps).

Areas on which we offer advice

  • family disputes
  • divorce
  • separation
  • children issues
  • co-habitation
  • financial issues (procedures)

Contact us

In order to arrange an appointment:

  • Complete our online enquiry form, or
  • Send an email to: or
  • Call us on 01273 876797 and leave a message with your name, contact number and brief account of your legal issue or question.

Volunteer as a legal advisor

If you are a solicitor or barrister in practice and want to volunteer as a legal advisor for the Family Law Clinic, contact the Clinic Director via  


The service is open to the general public, including University of Sussex staff and students. If you are a current University of Sussex student in need of advice, contact the Student Life Centre, who will refer you to the Family Law Clinic if appropriate. The Family Law Clinic will not be able to advise clients where their issue raises a conflict of interest.

The Law Clinics are dependent on the services of student advisers from the Law School and therefore run only during University Teaching weeks. When the Law Clinics are closed during the vacation periods, you may want to consider seeking specialist advice from a solicitor regarding your matter or alternatively contact your local Citizens Advice.