SHOPPERS at one of Glasgow’s busiest retail centres are being offered free legal advice.

A team of law students will be running a weekly clinic in Buchanan Galleries aimed at people who don't qualify for legal aid and can't afford professional help.

The team from Glasgow Caledonian University will be offering advice on housing, employment and contract law.

The students can also draft legal letters, represent clients in court and negotiate on behalf of clients in contractual disputes.

All of the advice provided by the team of student volunteers is supervised by a qualified legal practitioner.

The team will be based in Good, on the first-floor of the centre, which showcases the work of community organisations across the west of Scotland.

Louise Thomson, of GCU Law Clinic, said: “We are delighted to be taking the clinic off campus and expanding our work in the community.”

As well as its case work with clients, the clinic has an outreach team which works with local schools, educating children on how the law impacts on their lives and their rights and protections.

Next month, the student-run initiative will compete against some of the biggest names in the legal profession for a prestigious award.

The clinic has been shortlisted in the Community Contribution category at the Scott & Co Legal Awards 2018 alongside Digby Brown Solicitors, Anderson Strathern and the Faculty of Advocates.

GCU Law Clinic will be available at Good every Wednesday, from 11am to 4pm, until the end of April.