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Attendees at qLegal workshop qLegal celebrates the end of a record breaking year
2 August 2022

This year, qLegal delivered clinical legal education to more students, worked with more partners and provided legal advice and education to more start-ups than ever before! Ending the year on a high note, students and staff recently celebrated their successes at the mixed-mode qLegal graduation party.

Children doing activities with qLegal at the Queen Mary Festival of Communities 2022 qLegal participated in the Queen Mary Festival of Communities
30 June 2022

qLegal staff and students enjoyed being part of the annual Queen Mary Festival of Communities on Saturday, 11 June, in Stepney Green. It was an opportunity to engage with Tower Hamlets families about entrepreneurship and qLegal.

Three light bulbs on yellow, orange and green backgrounds qLegal voted top for innovation at Queen Mary Festival of Education
22 March 2022

qLegal staff and students were delighted to participate in the Queen Mary Festival of Education 2022, to showcase their innovative approach to clinical legal education and celebrate students’ success. 

qLegal student cohort 2022 qLegal releases Annual Report 2020-21
17 February 2022

The qLegal team is delighted to have released their Annual Report for 2020-21. The year was marked by significant growth and successes, both in the unprecedented number of students joining qLegal programmes and as an organisation consolidating our offerings and partnerships. 

A group of people having a meeting in an office qLegal students use Design Thinking to demystify the law for artists and creatives
31 January 2022

The law can be confusing and intimidating to business owners. That’s why qLegal, in partnership with Culture Mile and ArtULTRA, recently launched a pilot project focused on the exchange of knowledge between artists, creatives and lawyers in an attempt to demystify the law for business owners.

The Fore logo qLegal partners with The Fore to host an IP workshop for charitable organisations
15 December 2021

In these challenging times, qLegal recognises the importance of extending pro bono legal support to small businesses, including to charities and social enterprises.

qLegal welcoming 105 students from their 2021 cohort in person at CCLS qLegal adopts new ways of learning
29 November 2021

We appreciate that these are challenging times for everyone. While we recognise that not everyone can be present in person, we also hear from students who have an expectation that they will engage with us face-to-face.

View of London skyscrapers in Bank at sunset qLegal is delighted to support the activities of the Lord Mayor of London’s Culture and Commerce Taskforce
27 October 2021

Unexpected challenges can lead to unexpected opportunities and the pandemic has proved to be a catalyst for new collaborations and fresh approaches to working together

Two students sat together at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies qLegal Provides Pro Bono Opportunities to Record Number of Solicitor Partners
30 August 2021

qLegal relies on its partnerships with practising solicitors to deliver high-quality, pro bono legal advice and public legal education to entrepreneurs and start-ups. During the 2020-2021 academic year, we had a record number of partnerships with law firms and in-house legal departments.

 

Image of lots of qLegal students comments on the skills they developed at qLegal qLegal experience helps boost students’ employability
27 July 2021

Graduation ceremony provides a chance to reflect on the skills students develop during their time at qLegal.

A sign on a university campus saying 'love to learn' qLegal team presents at worldwide clinical legal education conference
23 June 2021

Eliza Platts-Mills (qLegal Teaching Fellow) and Emily Wapples (qLegal Project Coordinator) recently attended, and presented at, the worldwide clinical legal education (CLE) conference.

A man on his laptop next to some law books Supporting under-represented founders
25 May 2021

Start-ups and founders come in all shapes and sizes and qLegal is delighted to provide support to a wide selection of businesses.

 

Queen Mary students with their back to the camera looking at Canary Warf qLegal expands its Externship Programme through a new partnership with Imperial College’s Enterprise Lab
27 April 2021

qLegal has been running an Externship programme for several years but the scheme has been turbo charged recently as a result of a new partnership with the Enterprise Lab at Imperial College London.

Enterprise Nation logo Enterprise Nation collaborates on a Legal Design-based Hackathon and hosts students on the qLegal Externship programme
30 March 2021

qLegal was delighted to form a new partnership with Enterprise Nation recently, recognising the shared aims of both organisations to support enterprise.

Student sitting in a cafe in a suit using a laptop qLegal continues to grow in 2021
25 February 2021

qLegal has hit the ground running in 2021 with another intake of students joining in January.

Fireworks spelling out 2021 against the night sky qLegal Festive Celebrations
31 January 2021

Having festive celebrations while respecting social distancing measures due to Covid-19 requires you to think outside the box! Fortunately, we encourage our students to be innovative and adaptable, and they rose to the challenge when we organised an end of term celebration.

The word 'Marketing' written out in capitals, with each letter a different colour and pattern qLegal helps students develop their professional brand
15 December 2020

In October 2020, the qLegal Team launched a new marketing strategy where every qLegal student will complete a profile raising (business development) activity. Students will either undertake a social media takeover on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, or create a content piece for the qLegal website, blog or newsletter. 

A black woman, a white woman and a white man sat in a meeting room having a discussion qLegal is one of the founding partners within SKETCH: a notional multi-disciplinary professional services firm
25 November 2020

The world of professional services is changing. Law firms no longer offer just legal services as they respond to their clients’ desire for a more integrated package of solutions to their problems. Although, traditionally, advisers are trained to focus on a single area of expertise such as law, finance, business or tech, in reality these areas often sit alongside each other or even overlap.

Gavel and legal books on a desk Queen Mary’s qLegal programme celebrates unprecedented growth in 2020
10 November 2020

qLegal, Queen Mary’s pro bono commercial law clinic, has published its annual report which shows that it has almost doubled student numbers and welcomed several new external partners in 2020.

Almost 90 students joined us on Zoom for our first-ever online Induction session on Saturday 3 October 2020. qLegal is back to school!
29 September 2020

This September it was finally time to unveil our new qLegal programmes.

We may be biased, but qLegal alumni are the best!
20 August 2020

Hear from some of our alumni in our new video, and find out ways you can keep in touch with us.

Legal textbooks on a desk Queen Mary supports free legal advisory service in Kenya
24 July 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is supporting a free legal advisory service in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with Strathmore University.

Digital illustration of two people talking with speech bubbles Queen Mary launches Arts and Culture Support Centre
22 May 2020

The Legal Advice Centre and qLegal will support the new initiative by creating online toolkits

CoachBright logo qLegal supports CoachBright campaign
7 April 2020

The campaign supports schools and food poverty charities, who will then provide meals to the families who need them the most during Covid-19

Students are doing it for themselves (and for others)
18 March 2020

Teams of qLegal students recently reported their findings at the end of a new networking programme piloted by qLegal this year

Modernising Legal Education cover qLegal as a case study in the newly published book, Modernising Legal Education
13 February 2020

This new book brings together artciles challenging traditional methods of teaching law

qLegal students put Legal Design skills to work, rebooting Terms & Conditions
22 January 2020

qLegal students reboot T&Cs for online paralegal agency F-LEX

qLegal is delighted to partner with the in-house compliance team at Bloomberg
18 December 2019

Bloomberg joins the 3-way partnership with long-standing partnert Ropes & Gray LLP

qLegal looks to the future with its new Advisory Board
20 November 2019

qLegal's new advisory board brings together leading figures from the worlds of law, tech, innovation and enterprise and will focus future development.

School of Law wins prestigious pro bono award
2 May 2019

Queen Mary University of London School of Law has won the prestigious Best Contribution by a Law School at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards.

Sophie Colacicchi from Central Working in Interview with qLegal's Romain Bouteille
9 August 2016
Sophie Colacicchi has been manager of the Whitechapel Central Working club for now seven months. In this interview with Romain Bouteille, an Intern at QMUL's qLegal, she explains how the business works. She guides us into a collaborative world that precisely matches our world’s evolutions in terms of entrepreneurship and business.

QMUL and Cooley LLP partner with St Paul’s Way Trust School to mentor budding entrepreneurs
8 October 2015

London, 7 October 2015: Budding entrepreneurs at St Paul’s Way Trust School in East London will be coached in the legal aspects of start-up businesses as part of a new programme from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

qLegal blog post - qLegal Meetup: LawTech
21 September 2015

In this blog post, qLegal Student Adviser and LLM student, Raveesha Gupta, describes a LawTech Meetup hosted by qLegal on 20 August 2015.

The Meetup was part of the LegalGeek.co series of Technology and Law events organised by Jimmy Vestbirk, the founder of Legal Geek. The events aim to bring together the technologists and the lawyers who help innovate and, as they call it, ‘disrupt’ the legal profession.

qLegal was established by Queen Mary University of London in 2013 to provide free legal advice, workshops and resources to tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs.

QMUL law student develops digital receipt app
22 April 2015

Fed up with keeping paper receipts a QMUL law student has developed an app which stores them electronically.

QMUL leads Europe-wide network of free legal advice services for start-ups
21 April 2015

A European network of legal advice clinics, led by Queen Mary University of London, is helping to deliver affordable legal services for Europe’s burgeoning start-up community, including those working in the sharing economy.

qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs
15 September 2014

The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.

qLegal students qLegal to run events in London Technology Week 2014
16 June 2014

Queen Mary's free legal advice service for digital start-ups is to take part in London's first ever Technology week from 16 - 20 June 2014.

Patrick Cahill with the Clinical Legal Education Panel, BLIP qLegal takes part in NYC Brooklyn Law event 'From Bleak House to Geek House'
11 June 2014

Experience from Queen Mary’s free legal advice service for digital start-ups was shared at a legal entrepreneurship event in New York.

Free legal advice offer to Tech City
4 November 2013

A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week (4-8 Nov 2013).

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