The Law Clinic launched its pioneering online advice service in August 2014 and, since then, has experienced 3 years of continued growth and success. Since 2014, our online advice portal has dealt with 365 cases with 127 of those being handled in 2015/2016 alone.
Around 40 student volunteers work on the project throughout the academic year: providing preliminary advice and signposting services to our clients quickly and effectively. This allows the Clinic to help those in need across the entire country, and not just in the Glasgow area.
Ben Brown, Online Advice Project Co-Ordinator commented:
“This is my second year in charge of the project, and I hope that I can help to continue its good work. It provides the Law Clinic with opportunities to widen access to justice across Scotland and it is one of the most dynamic and proactive projects in the Clinic. I would like to thank my predecessors Andrew Ross, Grant Storrar and Laura Russell for their efforts in laying the foundations of this successful project.”
The Law Clinic is very grateful to the University of Strathclyde’s Alumni Fund for its support during the project’s pilot.