FIRST class legal advice

At Northumbria Law School’s award winning Student Law Office, students are exposed to working with real clients including dynamic local businesses, under the supervision of qualified solicitors. Current law Students James Warnock and Jaimie Hill have recently been assisting one such company, FIRST Face to Face Ltd, by providing it with free legal advice and … Continue reading FIRST class legal advice

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Clinic Collaboration with qLegal

This year, we were delighted to take part in the first ever business law clinic collaboration of its kind. Charlotte and Joseph from the Student Law Office provided trade mark advice to Thomas and Youn from qLegal. qLegal provides free legal advice, workshops and resources to tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Those legal services are provided … Continue reading Clinic Collaboration with qLegal

Business & Commercial supervisors nominated for Student Led Teaching Awards

Elaine and Victoria were delighted to receive nominations in this year's Northumbria University Student Led Teaching Awards. Elaine and Victoria said, "We would like to thank the students who put our names forward, and for the kind words that they included on our nomination forms. It really does mean a lot to us, and we … Continue reading Business & Commercial supervisors nominated for Student Led Teaching Awards

Victoria & Elaine speak at the 2015 CLEA Conference, Glasgow

Victoria Gleason and Elaine Campbell, Business & Commercial firm supervisors in the Student Law Office, recently presented at the Commonwealth Legal Education Association Conference in Glasgow on the theme of using and encouraging creative activities in clinical legal education. They spoke about student-led firm meetings, blogging, and networking activities, drawing on their own experiences in the … Continue reading Victoria & Elaine speak at the 2015 CLEA Conference, Glasgow

Keeping yourself informed in the information age: a quick guide to copyright

The 21st century is an increasingly technological era, and it has become all too easy to break the law with just a few misguided clicks. With personal computers in every home (perhaps served by super-fast, fibre optic broadband) and mobile phones that provide us with 4G connections while we’re on the move, it is more … Continue reading Keeping yourself informed in the information age: a quick guide to copyright

10 TED talks to make you commercially aware

Commercial awareness is both a flexible and elusive term.  Perhaps it could be defined as the following: “an awareness of business trends, strategies , successes, failures, threats, opportunities , events and a knowledge of entrepreneurship.” For commercial lawyers, possessing the quality above is essential. A lawyer in a commercial context must have a firm grounding … Continue reading 10 TED talks to make you commercially aware