Ruth Mitchell

Law firm launches lunchtime clinic

People working in a North East city centre are to be offered legal advice on their lunch break as part of an initiative launched by one of the region’s top law firms.

BHP Law has announced plans for a legal clinic to be held every Tuesday at its Eldon Chambers offices on the Quayside in Newcastle.

The innovative move means people can call into the firm between noon and 6pm without an appointment to discuss their problems with qualified legal staff.

A member of the firm’s financial planning department will also be on hand to advise on financial issues.

The clinics begin on Tuesday, October 20, from noon-6pm. There is no need for clients to make an appointment.

Legal professionals from BHP will be on hand to discuss a wealth of matters from family issues and personal injury claims to wills and financial advice.

The clinic has been timed to allow people working in the city to drop in during lunch hours or just after they have left the office.

Richard Deas, a consultant in the family team at BHP Law, said: “The clinic is a new development for us at BHP and will give people the chance to talk to our experienced legal professionals about important issues that they would otherwise not have had chance to address during their working day.

“We are confident that the scheme will be a success and it is our intention in due course to roll it out to our offices in Durham, Stockton, North Shields, Darlington and Halifax.”

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