A free legal advice service run by Aston Law School students, under the supervision of a solicitor. Our commercial clinic is supported by DWF Law LLP.

Aston Law Clinic, as part of Aston Law School, roots its approach in the business environment. We provide a range of free legal services for:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-ups
  • Small Businesses
  • Social Enterprises
  • Charities

How we can help

Please note, if your matter is too complex for us to handle or is outside of our remit then we can refer you elsewhere for legal advice.

Employment Law Clinic

Open during term-time only.

We provide free advice on general HR issues within a business, as well as assisting with the drafting of documents such as employment contracts and HR policies.

We cannot act for you in Employment Tribunals or litigated matters.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email us and one of our advisers will be in touch.

Intellectual Property Clinic

Open during term-time only.

We carry out free intellectual property health checks for businesses. We also host training sessions and support with drafting materials to increase awareness of intellectual property issues.

We are unable to register trademarks or patents for you.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email us and one of our advisers will be in touch.

General Business Clinic

Open during term-time only.

We can assist with issues such as reviewing a lease for a business taking on its first premises, making sure that a new website has an appropriate privacy policy, drafting standard terms and conditions of business or looking over a business plan to flag any legal issues.

We are unable to assist with shareholder agreements, tax advice or with any litigated matters.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email us and one of our advisers will be in touch.

What our clients say

Ms Tracy Brandwood

Tracy started OWL Behaviour Consultancy 7 years ago to help young people reach their learning potential by removing barriers that arise through behaviour challenges. She contacted ALC to request information and guidance about a service level agreement for working in schools.

"The Clinic staff were extremely helpful… the advice was clear and within the stated time slot. The free Clinic was invaluable as it was an important necessary document, however not high priority budget-wise due to other necessary costs in business."


Mr Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison is the Co-Owner of DHC Innovations Ltd. He uses his 35 years of experience to help and advise others wishing to innovate and improve how healthcare can be delivered. DHC Innovations offers products and services to enable others to help their innovations succeed. While working on Optishield, an eyecare medical device, he wanted to understand the risks and requirements of contractual relations with suppliers and distributors. After an interview with ALC, they assisted Donald with the documents that now form his company guidance notes.

"The whole experience was well organised, and the students were extremely attentive when interviewing me, grasping the nature of my dilemmas and interpreting them proficiently. Based on my experience, I would have no reservations in recommending other use this service."


Help and Advice


Legal Advice

Nature of enquiry
Employment Law
Intellectual property
General business issues
Have Court proceedings been issued in this matter?
Have you instructed another solicitor on this matter?

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