Law Clinic

 

After 1st year’s success of law consultations, Merseyside Polonia commits to continue with the "Law Clinic” project for another year.

A cycle of individual consultations and law-related seminars is offered to enable you to understand English Legal System and to allow you successful and costs effective way of using the system.

Seminars

The first seminar was on 30.05.2016, when we presented the structure of the legal system in the UK and in Poland and how to become a successful user of English legal system.

The next seminar was on 24.04.2017 when Ian Sheridan, solicitor from MSB Solicitors LLP, presented information about criminal courts and criminal law. You learnt about your rights whilst stopped and searched by the police, whilst arrested and interviewed. Ian also informed you about types of funding of criminal cases and how to obtain funds to pay for your solicitor.

Individual consultations

We invite you to participate in individual clinics on 01.05.2017, 05.06.2017 and 03.07.2017 at our office 5 Covent Garden, Liverpool, L2 8UD. Further clinics will be conducted once a month and we will be confirming the exact dates closer to time.

Participation in individual consultation occurs only with prior notification. You can sign up for the 30 minute consultation by sending an email to lawclinic@merseysidepolonia.com  (please confirm your name, a brief description of the case and your contact number). A member of our team will speak to you to fix a date and time of your appointment.

The clinics are run by Joanna Jandula, a solicitor from MSB Solicitors LLP.

Joanna Jandula is a solicitor conducting advocacy work and dealing with family law and international family law, educated in two legal systems (English and Polish), which enables her to understand their differences and similarities. We invite you to read the bio Joanna Jandula on http://familylaw.msbsolicitors.co.uk/family-law-team.html  

 


 

The individual consultations will take place on every first Monday of the month. We may help you with problems concerning:

  • family law (including international family law and international child abduction, domestic violence, divorce, financial division on divorce, contact with the children)
  • Human Right – modern slavery and human trafficking
  • civil law (including personal injury compensation such as clinical negligence, accidents at work, occupational diseases, traffic accidents, public liability, and compensation for breach of contract, occupiers liability, consumer law, the law of commercial contracts, certain aspects of land law and conveyancing)

Joanna does not provide criminal law advice or advice in relation to social security benefits (benefits).

 

What happens at the appointment at the Law Clinic? Is it possible to make any preparations beforehand?

The appointments last 30 min and it is worth to make some preparations to make the best use of that time slot.

It is understandable that matters which require talking to a lawyer can make us emotional, sometimes very emotional. In such circumstances, it is easy to forget something we were meaning to bring up. The guidelines below aim to help you describe the problem in a clear and concise way. That is why it is worth to find time before the appointment to consider and make a note of the following:

  1. What is the nature of your problem?

  2. What are the most important facts connected with your circumstances – what happened and when, in order?

  3. What would you like to find out? 

We encourage you to bring those notes with you to your appointment at the Law Clinic.