School of Law and Criminology

Community Advice Programme

The School of Law and Criminology operates one of the most successful law clinics in the country - Community Advice Programme (CAP).

Our service gives CLS Quality Mark legal advice and assistance in collaboration with the Ealing Equality Council.

We are run by volunteer legal practitioners, both solicitors and barristers, trainees, law lecturers and other legal professionals; as well as students, the majority from the School of Law and Criminology.

Past and present advisers include many former students, including Karon Monaghan, QC and Ricky Singh who was awarded honorary degree for outstanding contribution to the University and local community.

We assist members of the local community with advice and assistance in the following areas of law:

  • employment
  • discrimination and human rights
  • housing
  • family 
  • consumer
  • immigration.

We also assist Ealing Equality Council with its discrimination casework, including employment matters.

When and where

The fortnightly Saturday service (term-time only) is held between 11am and 1.30pm.

This amounts to approximately 18 sessions per year.

2016/2017 dates.

Our address:

Ealing Equality Council 
Lido Centre
63 Mattock Lane
W13 9LA

See map

In addition to our Saturday service, we also run a thrice-weekly advice sessions in partnership with West London solicitors, MTG.

There is also an outreach service at Copley Close estate.

Student placements

Students on the LLB (Hons) course can apply for placements at CAP and Ealing Equality Council.

It's a great way to help people, earn legal work experience and strengthen your CV. For more information, please contact:

Kwame Akuffo JP
Chair of CAP
Senior Lecturer
The School of Law and Criminology
University of West London

Phone: 020 8231 2273