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Legal Advice Clinic for Small Business

Do you need legal advice about a business matter?

If you are a small business operator with a legal problem or query concerning your business, the Small Business Legal Advice Clinic can help out with a 30 minute consultation. The Clinic is operated by the University of Canberra, in conjunction with Legal Aid ACT. Students from the University's School of Law & Justice assist qualified legal practitioners from the Canberra profession in providing initial advice during the consultation.

What the Clinic Covers

The Clinic can provide advice on most legal areas concerning small businesses, including:

  • Contracts;
  • Debt recovery;
  • Litigation and dispute resolution;
  • Employment and industrial law;
  • Business and commercial law;
  • Corporations law;
  • Insurance;
  • Government planning and environmental law;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy;
  • Commercial property and leasing; and
  • Consumer protection and competition law.

The Clinic aims to provide referral to a lawyer for the provision of initial oral advice during the consultation. It is unable to assume management of matters during consultations.

How to Arrange a Consultation

To make an appointment with the Clinic you can telephone Legal Aid, ACT on (02)  62433471 and let them know you would like an appointment with this clinic. Consultations take place at the offices of Legal Aid, ACT at 2 Allsop Street, Canberra City between 2 pm and 5 pm on a Thursday afternoon. Please bring along to the consultation copies of any relevant paperwork concerning your matter. The consultation is free of charge. 

For further information, please contact LegalAdviceClinic@canberra.edu.au