The Emma Ritch Clinic

The Emma Ritch Clinic is a unique and exciting pro bono legal initiative that seeks to address an unmet legal need in Scotland, whilst instilling critical legal skills and core ethical values in the next generation of Scottish lawyers. It brings together law students, solicitors, academics and civil society organisations to provide independent legal representation to complainers in sexual offences cases.

Our vision: is an accessible and fair Scottish criminal justice system that treats complainers in criminal cases with dignity and respect; and recognises their legal rights.

Our mission: is to facilitate access to justice for these individuals through the provision of trauma informed specialist legal advice and representation.

The clinic currently only receives clients on a referral basis from Rape Crisis Scotland. For advice and support please see

For more general information regarding the clinic and how you can get involved contact us at: