Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

Friday, 15 January 2021

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

Law on the Beach 2019 session
2019 Law on the Beach at Newcastle beach

Staffed by law students and social work students in their final years of study, and supervised by accredited lawyers, Law on the Beach provides an opportunity for people to ask questions on all legal matters – from tenancy issues to employment.

Director of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, Shaun McCarthy, said COVID-19 had brought on unique legal issues relating to family law, debt and consumer matters. Law on the Beach is an opportunity for affected individuals to learn more about their rights and take action.

Held in the relaxed setting of Merewether Surf Life Saving Club, the clinic aims to improve accessibility and approachability to legal services. This year will mark its 18th year supporting the region.

The clinic will run 9.30am to 2.30pm on:

  • 20 January 2021 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club
  • 27 January 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club
  • 3 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club
  • 10 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club
  • 17 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club

No appointment is necessary but please call 4921 8666 to register your attendance. More information is available at www.newcastle.edu.au/lawonthebeach.


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