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Two participants at the qLegal Morrison Foerster event. A quote is layered over from a qLegal student participant saying: qLegal's Networking and Pitching Event with Morrison Foerster and Amazon
29 March 2024

qLegal, alongside its long-standing partner Morrison Foerster, hosted a networking and pitching event on Wednesday, 13 March 2024. The event brought together over sixty attendees, including qLegal students and in-house legal professionals from Amazon.

A table of qLegal students sat around a table in a workshop about clinical legal education. qLegal attends the first ‘London Law Clinics - Round Table’ discussion
26 January 2024

In January 2024, qLegal participated in the inaugural 'London Law Clinics - Round Table' discussion hosted by UCL’s Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (“UCL iLAC”). It was an enjoyable experience meeting fellow clinicians and sharing best practices regarding clinical legal education. 

qLegal students having a discussion at an event qLegal’s First Term of the 2023-24 Academic Year at a Glance
20 December 2023

158 eager postgraduate law students, PhD students and Intellectual Property MSc students joined qLegal’s programmes for its 10th year of activity.

qLegal Celebrates Pro Bono Week: Pro Bono Panel, Legal Bake and Global Day of Action
23 November 2023

November marks Pro Bono Week, and for the second consecutive year, qLegal hosted a series of engaging events to celebrate.

Eliza Platts-Mills and Ozlem Corapcioglu from qLegal at the opening of Ada National College's new campus qLegal Celebrates the Opening of Ada National College of Digital Skills' State-of-the-Art Campus
25 October 2023

One of qLegal’s longest running partners is Ada National College of Digital Skills, a sixth-form college and apprenticeship programme with a mission “to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent.” Every year, qLegal students present four legal education workshops to Ada sixth-form students on topics such as “Computer Games and the Law”, “Social Media and the Law” and “Cybersecurity and the Law”. 

qLegal students sat in a lecture theatre qLegal Introduces the "Future of Law Programme”
29 September 2023

Training the next generation of lawyers to design law for the people.

A person wearing a yellow coat taking a photo qLegal students explore the ownership of copyright in photos of performance art
21 August 2023

As part of their qLegal experience, a group of our volunteer students collaborated with internationally renowned photographer and performance artist, Manuel Vason to address a copyright ownership issue faced by performance artists.

Rasika Gupta Recent Alumna Experience on qLegal Programme
1 August 2023

As qLegal community celebrated their 9th Anniversary Annual Summer Party on 22nd June, our recent alumna, Rasika Gupta, reflected on her experience with qLegal.

Two people sat at a laptop having a meeting Filename: meeting qLegal shares experience teaching students an entrepreneurial mindset
6 July 2023

Their findings were published in Thinking Like Entrepreneurs: qLegal’s Experience of Teaching Law Students to have an Entrepreneurial Mindset for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

qLegal team at the London Legal Walk qLegal Wraps Up the 2022-23 Academic Year with a Graduation, a Legal Walk and Summer Party Celebrations
27 June 2023

qLegal has had a busy and rewarding past two months; catching up with the people who make qLegal a success and celebrating the graduation of the 2022-23 qLegal students.

The finalists of the Elevating Founders Pitch competition standing together qLegal supports Elevating Founders Pitch competition event
3 May 2023

On the 24 April, qLegal team members attended Elevating Founders’ semi-final pitch competition. Clemence Tanzi, Janan Foster and Szabina Horvath from qLegal attended the event, networking and discussing qLegal’s services with founders and attendees.

Yours Lawfully branding qLegal and the TMT Institute celebrates Yours Lawfully podcast success and rebranding
26 April 2023

The Yours Lawfully podcast is a multi-disciplinary project produced by postgraduate law and tech students of Queen Mary University of London, a collaboration between qLegal and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Institute. This project was a part of SKETCH (Student Knowledge Exchange Through Community Hubs). Episodes feature legal experts, industry trailblazers and leading academics. This year the podcast students introduced exciting changes whilst producing 14 episodes on a variety of topics including tech, media and intellectual property Law.

Wind turbines on a hill qLegal is proud to support sustainable start-ups
3 April 2023

qLegal is delighted to be able to work with some of the start-ups prioritising social responsibility and environmental protection. Eco-friendly, energy-efficient and recyclable products and services are being increasingly developed by sustainability start-ups. “Tech for good” start-ups are focusing on inventing tools, devices, software, and apps to reduce plastic waste, promote vegan diets, analyse and report carbon footprint.

International Women's Day banner qLegal celebrates women in pro bono this International Women’s Day
8 March 2023

qLegal continues to thrive thanks to the individuals who volunteer their time to help support the next generation of lawyers and start-ups. International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the specific contribution of the women who volunteer and collaborate with qLegal.

qLegal students discuss the practical scenario with the panellists qLegal hosts first in-house panel event, as part of the Externships programme
30 January 2023

qLegal recently hosted its first in-house panel event, exclusive to qLegal extern students. The panel included experienced and established in-house lawyers from a variety of companies. We welcomed Janet Nikova (Benevolent AI), Sophie Cole (Hargreaves Lansdown), Julia Bonder-Le Berre (Iron Mountain), Benil Salgin (Bloomberg LP) and Anthony Kenny (GCK).

Holly Warner and psychology student, Ella Cullen at the launch of the report at the Financial Conduct Authority Queen Mary initiatives contribute to research on making debt-related communications more effective
21 December 2022

Two Queen Mary students joined lawtech start-up, Amplified Global and debt advice charity, StepChange as they presented their Mixed Messages report at the Financial Conduct Authority. The students had taken part in qLegal-led interdisciplinary research for Amplified Global in support of their mission to improve legal and financial communication, and in furtherance of Queen Mary’s SKETCH initiative.

Students taking part in a pro bono session qLegal celebrates Pro Bono Week!
30 November 2022

Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution lawyers across the UK make in giving free legal advice to those in need. qLegal celebrated the week with a panel and networking event, and bake sale!


A table of students having a discussion at the qLegal Bootcamp 2022 qLegal hosts Induction and Bootcamp Days for new cohort of qLegal Students
18 October 2022

This year, qLegal hosted two training days on Saturday 8 October (Induction Day), and Saturday 15 October (Bootcamp Day).


Eliza Platts-Mills and Emily Wapples qLegal staff joined clinical professionals from across the UK for a conference hosted by the University of Central Lancaster
26 September 2022

On 6 September 2022, Eliza Platts-Mills and Emily Wapples presented at a UK-wide gathering of Clinical Legal Education Organisation members hosted by the University of Central Lancaster in Preston. It was a great opportunity to hear what other clinics are doing and to meet people in person.

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.

qLegal summer party attendees in a group photo qLegal hosted its Summer Party
20 June 2022

On the 16 June 2022, qLegal hosted its Summer Party at the Trampery Old Street.

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 articles 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 partner 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 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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