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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to Newcastle

After a challenging 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Newcastle (UoN) Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic will return to Merewether Beach in 2021, offering free advice to individuals struggling with any law-related concerns.

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

University of Newcastle Legal Centre director Shaun McCarthy said COVID-19 had brought on many unique legal questions relating to family law, debt and consumer problems. 

“Law on the Beach is a chance for affected individuals to learn more about their rights and take action,” he explained.

“Hosted in the relaxed setting of the Merewether Surf Life Saving Club, the clinic aims to improve accessibility and approachability to legal services. 

“And, 2021, will mark its 18th year supporting the region.”

Law on the Beach is scheduled to take place, between 9.30am and 2.30pm, on Wednesday 20 January; Wednesday 27 January; Wednesday 3 February; Wednesday 10 February; and Wednesday 17 February.

No appointment is necessary but phone 4921 8666 to register your attendance.

Further information is available at www.newcastle.edu.au/lawonthebeach