qLegal (London)

qLegal provides free legal advice, workshops and resources to tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs. qLegal was established by Queen Mary University of London in September 2013. We support innovation by providing free access to legal and regulatory resources to new businesses, primarily in the technology sector.

qLegal advice sessions are provided at the award-winning Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre. The established Centre provides free legal advice to members of the public, students, businesses and university staff on a range of legal issues. The Centre operates for the mutual benefit of clients and students and is committed to enabling students to learn from practical experience.

qLegal services are provided by high caliber postgraduate law students under the guidance of legal professionals from collaborating law firms and academic staff in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. qLegal aims to inspire and develop a new generation of lawyers capable of representing tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. We provide students from Queen Mary with the professional experience to develop the confidence needed to represent future business ventures

Clinic activities

qLegal offers free specialised legal guidance that covers a range of complex legal issues including:

  • Intellectual Property matters relating to patents, copyright and trademarks.
  • Agreements such as non-disclosure agreements and employment contracts.
  • Types of business structure and business incorporation.
  • Regulatory advice on the laws that may affect you and your business.

qLegal provides free legal advice, workshops and resources to tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs. qLegal offers legal assistance in a number of different ways:

Advice is delivered by qLegal student advisers under the supervision of qualified lawyers. If you book an advice session with us you will:

· Attend an appointment with two qLegal advisers and a qualified lawyer.

· Receive written advice within three weeks.

The aim of the appointment is for us to understand your legal issues and gather information, we do not provide legal advice during the appointment. Once we have considered your issue we ensure that any legal advice we provide is checked by a qualified lawyer.

Clinic successes

qLegal has advised a number of startups, ranging from early stage companies to companies that have attracted substantial funding. To read more about our clients and recent news, visit the news section on our website and read our client profiles.

“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, CogniCor

Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5555



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