Hatfield free law clinic helps Hertfordshire renters ‘struggling’ during lockdown

PUBLISHED: 17:25 27 April 2020 | UPDATED: 17:25 27 April 2020

Diana Kirsch at the opening of the law clinic in October 2019. Picture: University of Hertfordshire.

Diana Kirsch at the opening of the law clinic in October 2019. Picture: University of Hertfordshire.

Archant

A free law clinic run by the University of Hertfordshire is aiming to support tenants during the coronavirus crisis.

The university, which has teamed up with housing solicitors Cheryl Gaunt from Just for Kids Law and Ruth Camp from Shelter, will offer the free legal advice online to anyone in Hertfordshire.

You may also want to watch:

Director of Hertfordshire Law Clinic Diana Kirsch said: “Since we launched two weeks ago, we have been overwhelmed with enquiries. We are very grateful to Cheryl and Ruth for helping us set up this desperately needed new service.”

Cheryl added: “This is a vital service for residents of Hertfordshire, where legal aid is scarce and it is almost impossible to get free housing advice. For people confused about their rights, struggling to pay their rent or worried about eviction, this service will offer essential advice and support.”

For further information about the Hertfordshire Law Clinic please visit herts.ac.uk/lawclinic.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times