About Us

SLS - Our Aims

Sussex Legal Services (SLS) was founded in November 2014, but life started much earlier as the Director is the co-founder of the Law Clinic, which opened its doors on 8 May 2012 to help local people receive specialist legal advice for free. 

We began with a single law firm and a twice-monthy clinic.  We quickly grew and have developed into a substantive organisation, now being managed by SLS. We have 9 law firms, 22 lawyers and are supported by Chichester College and the local Citizens Advice Bureau. 

Our objective is clear - to improve access to justice. 

Our focus is to make access to justice simple, easy and effective. We are spear-heading projects to help members of the community speak to the right people, have the information needed to make informed decisions and we are working with key stake-holders to develop a strategy for continued growth and delivery of services which underpin our objective. 
The Law Clinic
 

  • The Law Clinic which was founded in May 2012 in collabration with Chichester College and the Arun and Chichester CAB, and we have helped hundreds of people with their legal issues
 
  • We are proud to work with some of the very best law firms, local organisations and Chichester College

  • We now work with 22 lawyers from 9 different law firms.

  • Chichester College has supported the Law Clinic since its creation by providing space and resources to allow us to hold the sessions
 
  • Everyone who works with us are all volunteers

  • We have a strong volunteer base with all our volunteers giving up their spare time to help our clients

  • We are developing a walk-in provision to help meet the high demand for our services 
SLS Mediation 
 
  • Using our experience and contacts, we are building a network of mediators - starting with the south coast
  
  • We will manage the mediation process for our mediators, giving peace of mind for all involved
 
  • We will provide clarity and transparency for mediation pricing, and a competative fee structure
 
  • Our focus is on finding you highly skilled mediators in your local area, who can help to resolve your dispute quickly and efficiently

  • All our mediators have been vetted by us and are monitored for feedback, and all subscribe to our benchmarks and Quality Assurance Programme