qLegal provides free legal advice, workshops and online resources to start-up companies and entrepreneurs.
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qLegal offers free specialised legal guidance that covers a range of complex legal issues including:
Tailored legal advice is delivered by qLegal students under the supervision of qualified lawyers. If you use our services you will:
"The qLegal student advisers were very professional and took time to interview me and understand the business and how it operates. The work that they undertook was of a very high standard and it was extremely useful in setting out the legal position of the issues."- Sindhu Joseph, Founder and CEO of CogniCorRead our Client Profile on CogniCor
To be eligible to receive free legal advice, your annual turnover must be under:
If you are eligible, please complete our enquiry form and tell us what help you need.
We will email you asking you to book an appointment for a preliminary call with a member of the qLegal team. Preliminary calls generally last 15 - 20 minutes. The call is to hear more about your legal needs and circumstances so we can confirm we are able to help. No legal advice will be given during the call. If we are unable to help, we will signpost you to an alternative service provider(s).
On taking you on as a client we will send you a client engagement letter which sets out what we ask of you and what you can expect from us. We will also book your appointment. You return the signed engagement letter to us, along with any documents required to help us advise on your case at least 48 hours before your appointment.
Appointments take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at either 9:45am-10:30am, or 6:15pm-7pm. Appointments may be in person (in Central London) or remotely via Microsoft Teams. You will meet the qLegal students and the supervising lawyer who will gather the information they need to be able to provide you with written legal advice. No advice will be given during the appointment but you may be asked to supply additional documents within 2 days if they are required to provide the advice you need.
Within 21 days of the appointment (or the provision of the additional documents, if later) the qLegal students will send you the letter of advice, which has been checked by a qualified lawyer.