Legal Advice

Suspension of Student Legal Clinic

Due to the current guidelines and restrictions regarding the Covid-19 crisis, Thorntons has implemented its business continuity plans which are designed to keep operations running, safeguard its people and ensure that any impact on clients is minimised.
We are therefore currently unable to maintain the free Student Legal Clinic at this time.

University of St Andrews Free Student Legal Advice Line

Are you looking for legal advice?

Thorntons and Rollos are two firms of solicitors with offices in St Andrews who have collaborated with the University to provide a dedicated legal advice line for all students.

The scheme is simple, either email:  or  with your contact information and details of your request for advice.  They will pass this on to the most appropriate member of their legal teams.

Both firms deal with a range of legal matters including:

  • Property & Letting Advice
  • Property Buying & Selling
  • Immigration & Visas
  • Dispute, Resolution & Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Start-Up Advice for Businesses

The advice line offers up to 30 minutes of free legal advice and is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Scottish Child Law Centre

The Scottish Child Law Centre provides free legal advice and information on the law relating to children and young people in Scotland

  • Call FREE from a landline on 0800 328 8970.
  • Call from a mobile on 0300 330 1421
  • Email:

Find out more at the Scottish Child Law website.

Fife Law Centre 

Fife Law Centre is a team of solicitors who provide free legal advice and representation for people in Fife.

You can find out more on the Fife Law Centre website.