Staffed by Bond law students supervised by local legal practitioners, the Bond Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to members of the public.

Legal services

Bond Law Clinic

The Bond Law Clinic is presently operating as a small business legal advice clinic.

Free legal advice is available to:

Members of the public thinking about starting a small business
Small business owners
Registered not-for-profit (NFP) organisations
NB. A ‘small business’ is any business with fewer than 20 employees (or fewer than 100 employees in the case of manufacturers).

The Bond Law Clinic provides advice about the following legal issues:

  • Business structures
  • Intellectual property, e.g. trademarks and copyright
  • Consumer protection and competition regulation
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Human resource management and industrial relations
  • Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Debt recovery
  • Licensing

The Bond Law Clinic does not have the capacity to formally represent clients in legal disputes, but can provide advice about the options available to clients involved in legal disputes.

Location

The Bond Law Clinic is located at the Bond University campus in Robina, on Level 2 of the Legal Skills Building (Building 4a). Use main entrance into the Law Faculty through the glass doors next to the Law Library.

Appointments

It is preferred that legal consultations be by appointment. To book an appointment please email the Clinic at bondlawclinic@bond.edu.au.

Drop in clients may be accommodated dependent on availability.

Clients unable to attend a face to face consultation at the Bond Law Clinic are welcome to submit an email enquiry. The response will be by a Bond law student under the supervision of a legal practitioner. Please email your enquiry to bondlawclinic@bond.edu.au.

Objectives of the Clinic:

  • To offer free legal advice as a community service initiative, assisting in the marketing and promotion of the Faculty.
  • To provide high quality, practitioner supervised legal assistance to small businesses and NFP organisations in the Gold Coast region and beyond.
  • To provide Bond law students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in a controlled and supportive environment and prepare them for practice.
  • To provide local legal practitioners with an opportunity to engage in pro bono service.