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Badar Al Raisi

Badar Saud Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, LLM International Business Law

I chose to apply for a role within qLegal because of the exciting and challenging opportunity to work with diverse clients within the technology sector. Through my experience as a qLegal adviser, I have been able to develop and apply my legal and commercial knowledge in practical matters and have been exposed to new areas of law.

The structured training organised for all qLegal advisers prepared me for my role, as well as the on-going support which was provided by everyone within qLegal, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (LAC) and lawyers from partner firms who supervised advice sessions, toolkits and workshops. I have benefited from the guidance and feedback I received from my supervisors and the qLegal team.

My involvement with qLegal has both confirmed my chosen career route as a commercial solicitor, and has significantly boosted my confidence through my experience.


Anna Caruso

Anna Caruso, LLM Intellectual Property Law

I chose to apply to qLegal because it would be a great opportunity to gain extra work experience while helping entrepreneurs start up their businesses.

I have not been disappointed. As a student adviser, I particularly enjoyed the responsibility to interview clients and the opportunity to put into use the knowledge gained throughout my LLM. I believe the skills and experience I achieved will be extremely useful for my future applications for training contracts in London.

I would strongly recommend qLegal to future LLM candidates, especially those that have not yet practised law in their home countries or those that have never practiced in England and Wales.


Damola Layonu

Damola Layonu, LLM Computer and Communications Law

As a practicing lawyer from another jurisdiction, the qLegal programme was an opportunity that I felt I simply could not pass up. The experience of advising clients, though not new to me, is something that I relish, and qLegal surpassed my expectations in every regard. The cases were a mix of legal and commercial issues - a goldmine for any probing mind - and I received invaluable support from the programme’s supervisors.

My participation in the programme has undoubtedly sharpened my research, analytical and advisory skills, not to mention the cases were a great source of revision of my course material. I also made some very useful contacts in the legal and technology sector. qLegal is a must-do for any student looking to develop their skills and put into practice the theoretical learning from the LLM course. 


Damian Moran, LLM Computer and Communications Law

qLegal offered an ideal opportunity to meld academic theory with practical reality in the field I was most passionate about. Engaging with fellow students and seasoned practitioners helped me to understand what was required to meet the client's desired outcomes. The experience gave me a more rounded perspective of the legal challenges and commercial realities facing real businesses.


Andreas Parpas

Andreas Parpas, LLM Environmental Law

I participated in qLegal because I wanted to apply my legal knowledge to real-life legal problems of a commercial nature. The work for qLegal was very challenging and demanding. However, it was certainly instrumental to the development of my legal skills at a professional level. I believe that my participation in qLegal will facilitate my future entry into the legal profession.

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