Legal Advice Clinic

The Legal Advice Clinic is back this October. They are a wonderful group of students who are supervised by the Senior Supervising Solicitor at Nottingham Trent University Law School.  Appointments can be booked by contacting reception on 0115 941 1475 or admin@nottinghamwomenscentre.com

Last academic year the clinic covered housing queries, welfare rights, and debt. As we are a Women’s Centre, often the students are asked about matters arising concerning family law. This is not something the students can necessarily support with however, there is a Family Solicitor/Lecturer who is very passionate about giving back to the community and asks the students to triage for her and then she will give the advice needed. This has worked so well in the past that we are going ahead with the same format this year.

The Legal Advice Centre have been a huge support to the welfare rights service here.  They are always available to discuss some of the trickier benefit cases and provide our women with legal representation at benefit appeal tribunals.  This involves writing submissions for our clients and attending tribunal hearings with our clients to help them to get the best possible outcome and the benefits they are entitled to.  All of this takes a considerable amount of anxiety out of the whole process for the women we work with, while also helping to alleviate some of the pressure from the welfare rights workload.

They are a pleasure to work with and a huge asset to the services we provide at the Centre. Please feel free to approach them in the welcome space if you have any queries. The clinic will take place on the following dates between 12 and 3pm:

  • 11 October 2017
  • 25 October 2017
  • 15 November 2017
  • 10 January 2018
  • 24 January 2018
  • 7 February 2018
  • 28 February 2018

NTU law school


Nottingham Women’s Centre Open Day Invitation

Our open day takes place on Tuesday 12th September, between 10am1pm.

This is an opportunity to find out what’s happening at Nottingham Women’s Centre. Staff will be on hand providing information about our upcoming courses and activities – many are free! Take a tour of the facilities and our wonderful women’s library – the only one of its kind in the East Midlands. Have fun, join in with the free entertainment and activities and see what the venue can offer individuals and groups of women in the community.

Take a look at the latest open day activity schedule:

10-12pm: Bath Bomb Making with LUSH

10-1pm: Well Now Information Stall with Michelle

10-11am: Group Therapy Information Stall with Nikki

10.15am: Archery with Kay

11-11.30am: Irish Folk Storytelling with Deirdre

11.45-12.00pm: Performance Poetry with Ruth

12.30-1pm: Stand-up Comedy with Pat Robinson

TBC: Massage Therapy with Sue

There will also be a tombola, swap shop, badge making and more. And of course, there will be tea, coffee and cake hand baked by our own lovely Kerry.

All of the above activities are free to attend, no booking required. 

The event is open to women and girls of all ages, and boys age 12 and under. Please note some activities such as archery may have age restrictions.

As always, we want to hear your feedback, so please share your experiences and thoughts with us in person or on social media using the hashtag #nwcopenday  

You can RSVP to the event on Eventbrite. Join us, won’t you?