WHSmith is to offer a legal advice service in its stores.

The retailer has teamed up with legal firm QualitySolicitors to open legal access points in its stores. The desks, staffed by the local office of QualitySolicitors, will include conveyancing quotes, will packages and fixed-fee advice.

The service, which launches in the summer, comes after the retailer trialled the scheme in Bristol. WHSmith will launch a TV campaign to promote the new scheme.

The launch comes ahead of October’s Legal Service Act which allows non-legal organisations, such as supermarkets, to offer legal services.