Law Clinic


The Roehampton Law School Clinic is a free legal advice centre that offers advice to the local community.

The clinic is supervised by a solicitor and a barrister and run by third-year Roehampton Law School students.

As well as providing local clients with free and confidential initial legal advice from experienced qualified solicitor and barrister, the clinic provides law students at the university with practical legal experience.

We offer one-off 45-minute advice appointments with our solicitor and barrister on Monday afternoons during the autumn and spring semesters. Clients will initially have a fact-finding call with students before their advice appointment.

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Cases we accept


  • Repossessions under s.8 and s.21 Housing Act
  • Validity of notice
  • How to prepare for the hearing
  • Cost issues


  • Disrepair
  • Harassment
  • Social or shared housing disputes

Explaining what evidence is required and/or helpful to persuade the court to adjourn possession hearings or stay of warrant of execution.

Awareness of mortgage repossession and protection of tenants, and whether this is applicable to the client's case. 

General advice on clients' rights and letter drafting (excluding mobile phone contracts).

Contemplating separation or divorce and want to know rights?

Assistance with filling out family court forms.

Does not include children's matters).

Includes grievances, disciplinaries, imminent dismissal, ongoing discrimination, or workplace harassment. 

Only where the client is still in employment.

Summary judgement or applications to set aside.


Please be aware we are only able to offer remote appointments and so all of our clients will need to be able access Zoom and be able to send us documentation digitally.

We cannot take on clients:

  • who have already received legal advice on their matter
  • where there may be a conflict of interest for our solicitors or,
  • who wish to pursue a claim against the University.

We reserve the right not to give advice in any particular case.

Contact details

  • Email:
  • Call 0208 392 7219 or 07570 951755
In 2021/2022 we achieved:

312 hours spent working on client matters

£47,000 worth of free legal advice to the community

1 identity theft resolved

Law Clinic Staff

Reshma Derasari

Solictor and Senior Lecturer in Law

Reshma has over 15 years of civil litigation experience in housing, contractual and commercial disputes; and personal injury claims.

More recently she focused on employment law with a particular emphasis on discrimination and sexual harassment in the work place. She is a senior lecturer in employment law at Roehampton.

Cynthia Opoku-Gyamfi

Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law

Cynthia is a Senior Lecturer with extensive experience in Property Law and Equity & Trust Law in particular. She has previously taught at the Queen Mary University of London and the University of East London. She also previously worked as the Education Officer with the Honourable Society of Middle Temple. 

 Cynthia has an extensive Civil Law practice with experience in a wide range of matters, from Landlord & Tenant, Consumer Law, Insolvency, Property, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Family Law. Cynthia is passionate about great client care and client satisfaction.

Client testimonials

Client who has an on-going fast-track trial for the recovery of £20,000

"I cannot thank you enough for your help and time! You gave me hope and strength to be brave enough and proceed with the case. I have read the summary judgement [application] and I really appreciate the effort and time you took to put all the details I have provided to you... Again, many thanks to you and the whole team - you are more than amazing!"

Client with a consumer dispute

"Please let everyone know that [the other party] just called me the other day and they accepted my request for a refund. I would like to thank you and your team that tried to help me with this case."

Client with a landlord dispute

"What a lovely experience, my friend and I were made to feel very calm. We have moved out of our house now and are still waiting for the deposit but feel confident it will be returned to us."


Our partners

LawWorks Clinics Network
Citizens Advice Wandsworth
International Law Book Facility