LawRight Clinics at Bond University

LawRight, Bond University, and volunteers from the legal profession have teamed up to offer 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 5.30-7pm on Wednesdays fortnightly from 9 February. 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 5.30-7pm on Mondays, fortnightly from 7 February. The Property Law Clinic can provide one-off advice about:

  • Property disputes
  • Elder financial abuse (or disputes between older people and family members about property)
  • Commercial and retail leases
  • Strata title and body corporate
  • Residential tenancies*
  • Dividing fences & neighbourhood tree disputes*

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:

Call (07) 3187 4375 to book an appointment

INFO FOR VOLUNTEER LAWYERS

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.

The Clinics do not assist clients with current court or tribunal proceedings. However, LawRight may be able to help those clients through our Court and Tribunal Services.

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.