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.
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 Introduces the "Future of Law Programme”
29 September 2023
Training the next generation of lawyers to design law for the people.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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 hosted its Summer Party
20 June 2022
On the 16 June 2022, qLegal hosted its Summer Party at the Trampery Old Street.
qLegal Develops its Partnership with Tree Shepherd with Different Services to Support Local Businesses
29 April 2022
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
qLegal students feature in a new book - The Legal Design Book: Doing Law in the 21st Century by Astrid Kohlmeier and Meera Klemola
21 September 2021
The book features qLegal's first Legal Design project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bloomberg experts lead the way in a new qLegal Compliance programme
17 June 2020
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
Determined by nature, qLegal students adapt to a new way of working
13 May 2020
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
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.
qLegal blog post: Focus on eHealth Startup Founders 1— Opeoluwa Adetayo, M’Care Founder
10 July 2018
Queen Mary School of Law Shortlisted for Prestigious Pro Bono Award
9 April 2018
qLegal Blog Post: Focus on eHealth Startup Founders #2 — Dr Isabel Van De Keere, Immersive Rehab Founder
7 February 2018
qLegal reports the best of Web Summit 2017
23 November 2017
qLegal's Clemence Tanzi drafts blog on 'Improving diversity in research software projects and events'
21 July 2017
Client Profiles – Tidyup Media
8 June 2017
Student Advisors discuss LawTech in London with Jimmy Vestbirk from Legal Geek
18 May 2017
Lawyers-on-demand: Student Advisors interview Nicole Morinière from the innovative legal start-up - Lexoo!
12 April 2017
qLegal's Patrick Cahill pens article outlining the work of the eHealth Hub
22 February 2017
qLegal Kick-offs eHealth Hub: An Integrated Support for eHealth SMEs and Stakeholders
15 December 2016
qLegal partners with QM Careers in their recent pitch-it event
12 December 2016
qLegal featured in an article by Lexoo on legal tech sector in the United Kingdom
21 October 2016
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.
qLegal's Clemence Tanzi attends Inspiring 50 in The Hague
18 July 2016
qLegal Legal Update: One-For-One: An Overview of the Sharing Economy
26 May 2016
qLegal featured in blog by Edinburgh University Law Students
26 May 2016
qLegal hold Streetlaw Programme final in East London
24 May 2016
qLegal Legal Update: Women in Tech To the Top - An Analysis of the Boardroom
12 April 2016
qLegal Legal Update: Cybersecurity and Data Protection
29 February 2016
qLegal Legal Update: Thinking Smart - the Law and Smart Cities
22 February 2016
qLegal Legal Update: We Wear it Well - Fashion Tech and Wearables
8 February 2016
qLegal Legal Update: Data and health – A legal update on e-health
21 January 2016
qLegal and QM Careers announces Pitch-it competition
20 January 2016
qLegal featured in Twenty Ten Club blog
30 October 2015
Legal start-up Lexoo teams up with qLegal to offer externship programme
29 October 2015
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.
qLegal's Patrick Cahill to present at 2015 Centre for Transnational Legal Studies Conference, King's College London
16 June 2015
Catherine McClen, BuddyHub founder, praises qLegal for help with her start-up social enterprise
28 May 2015
qLegal's Patrick Cahill to speak at 2015 International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
22 April 2015
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.
iLINC Network Launches New Website
9 March 2015
qLegal announces partnership with Cooley LLP
15 January 2015
Event Recap: 'Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' seminar by qLegal
22 October 2014
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's Patrick Cahill on 'Universities, Entrepreneurship and Law'
29 August 2014
qLegal's Patrick Cahill to speak at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
11 July 2014
Patrick Cahill speaks at Law Society International Marketplace Conference
10 July 2014
Lawyers lured to boom in Tech City - qLegal in The Times
26 June 2014
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.
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.
Law students providing advice to Silicon Roundabout
17 March 2014
qLegal launches at Google Campus
20 February 2014
London Technology Week reports on the launch of qLegal
17 February 2014
qLegal Toolkits Published
17 February 2014
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).