General Legal Help

We operate a drop-in advice service which is staffed by volunteer solicitors, senior law students, and graduates.

The graduate or senior law student will interview clients privately and then consult with the solicitor on duty to obtain the appropriate advice.

Where ongoing help is needed and there is an unmet legal needs, staff solicitors can provide assistance on a variety of general legal issues.

Drop-in times are:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday mornings 9:30am – 12:00pm

Advice by appointment

If the drop-in times do not suit you, we may be able to book you an appointment during the day to get legal advice. Appointments are available:

Appointments are available:
Montreal Street – Monday to Thursday, 10:00am – 2:30pm
Shaw Ave, New Brighton – Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 2:30pm

There are some issues we cannot advise on, these are:
• Give a second opinion where a lawyer is already acting for you
• Give advice over the phone or by email, but we can give you information
• Provide on-going work where legal aid is available
• Advice to landlords
• Advice to employers
• Advice to traders or businesses (including contractors)
• Conveyancing
• Company law
• Preparation and execution of wills or trusts
• Preparing or signing Enduring Power of Attorney documents

We also have a number of outreach services and specialist services that may be help you.


(03) 366 6870

198 Montreal Street, Christchurch