The service was launched at the end of September 2020 and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, continued to operate throughout the summer to help local people with a wide range of issues.

Ian Bowden, Lecturer in Law said “Our brilliant students worked hard through the summer under difficult lockdown conditions to carry on helping members of the Bolton community, many of whom have needed advice on matters specifically arising from the pandemic.

“We have been advising people about relationships, family matters and employment issues, all as a direct result of Covid-19.”

Ian said: “The students gain tremendous benefits from this. People often need legal advice but don’t know where to turn. The centre gives them an option and it is clear it has quickly become a valued service to the local community.”

Third year Law student Terry Cokell, who is due to graduate next year, described the Centre as a “great service”.

Terry, aged 38 from Rossendale, decided to pursue a Law degree to improve her career prospects after working in a string of low-paid jobs since she left school.

She said: “I want to use Law to help people and make a difference and that is why the Legal Advice Centre is so important.”

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