LawRight Clinics at Bond University

LawRight and Bond University have teamed up to launch new clinics offering free legal advice to people not able to afford a lawyer or obtain legal aid. The clinics will offer advice in Property Law and Commercial Law to people who could not otherwise afford a lawyer.

Commercial Law Clinic

Commercial Law Clinic sessions will run from 5-7.30pm on Wednesdays fortnightly from 6 October to 1 December (5 sessions). The Commercial Law Clinic can assist with people who would struggle to afford a lawyer who are:

  • thinking about starting a small business*
  • small business* owners
  • registered not-for-profit (NFP) organisations

*A ‘small business’ is any business with fewer than 20 employees (or fewer than 100 employees in the case of manufacturers).

The Clinic can provide one-off advice relating to:

  • intellectual property, e.g. trademarks and copyright
  • consumer protection and competition regulation
  • disputes, contracts, franchising, leasing, debt recovery and licensing
  • business structures

If you would like help, please apply using the form below or read more here.

more information about the commercial law clinic

Property Law Clinic

Property Law Clinic sessions will run from 5-7.30pm on Mondays from 11 October and fortnightly from 18 October to 29 November (5 sessions). (No clinic on 4 October due to public holiday.) The Property Law Clinic can assist with:

  • Property disputes
  • Elder financial abuse (or disputes between older people and family members about property)
  • Commercial and retail leases
  • Strata title
  • Residential tenancies*
  • Dividing fences*
  • Neighbourhood trees*

If you would like help, please apply using the form below or read more here.

more information about the property law clinic

*Other places to get help

If you are a tenant seeking advice about renting, residential tenancies and some neighbourhood and tree disputes, you can contact the following services, which operate all year round:

Who is eligible?

Clients must be:

  • unable to obtain legal aid;
  • unable to obtain ‘no win, no fee’ (speculative) or deferred-fee assistance; and
  • unable to afford private legal help.

Priority will be given to:

  • clients who reside on or near the Gold Coast;
  • clients willing to attend an in-person appointment at Bond University;
  • LawRight’s casework priorities including:
    • the level of hardship faced by the client;
    • the potential outcome;
    • the prospects of achieving a successful outcome;
    • the alternative options available to the client.

Clients who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria but cannot attend an in-person appointment at Bond University due to disability or illness may be offered a remote appointment.