Stone King Managing Partner Steven Greenwood and Les Redwood, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice B&NES, were interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol presenter Ali Vowles about the Bath Law Clinic.
The free clinic, which will be virtual initially but later based at Citizens Advice B&NES office at Edgar Buildings, George Street, will see lawyers from Stone King and law students from Bath Spa University providing legal advice.
“It is an exciting project for us,” said Steve.
“We’ve been looking for more ways to contribute to the community and we have a Stone King Foundation which makes charitable donations.
“What we wanted to do was have more direct practical input; we want to be a socially responsible business and it seems to us this is a really good way of contributing into the community and providing what we do to those who perhaps couldn’t ordinarily afford it.”
Les Redwood said the exciting venture wouldn’t be means tested.
“This is very much a community support initiative,” he said.
“The idea is this will be very much a free service for people. They will need to register and be a client of Citizens Advice and we will attempt to help them to the best of our advisors’ abilities; sometimes there are more complex issues and this is where the law students and Stone King come in.”
The interview can be listened to below or on BBC Radio Bristol here, with the feature found 40 minutes in.