Open for business

It’s approaching that time of year when the summer draws to a close and we get ready to welcome new students to the business law clinic for the year ahead.

At the Student Law Office, our students are exposed to working with real clients under the supervision of qualified solicitors. Normally, our students are able to advise business owners and entrepreneurs in relation to a range of issues, including the following:

  •  Choosing an appropriate business structure: we can advise about the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a partnership or a limited company. We are also able to guide you through the process of incorporation.
  • Website health checks: we can ensure you are displaying appropriate disclaimers on your website. We may also be able to prepare terms of use, privacy policies and cookie policies for your website.
  • Intellectual Property: would you like to know more about copyright? Are you unsure whether to use your new logo? Have you received a worrying letter saying that you have infringed someone else’s IP? These are all issues which our students have advised clients about in the past.
  • Consumer rights and developments in legislation: the law relating to the provision of goods/services to consumers is changing. We can advise you about those changes and make suggestions as to how you can change your terms and conditions to ensure compliance.
  • Corporate governance: we can advise on directors’ and/or trustees’ duties, the rules and procedures that companies need to adhere to, and advice on Companies House filings.

This list is not exhaustive and we are always interested in hearing from people who may require our assistance.

We will be taking new enquiries from the end of September. If you feel that you may benefit from the assistance of our students, please submit an enquiry by clicking here or alternatively by calling us on 0191 227 3909. Of course, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with advice, as this will depend on the nature of your enquiry and the capacity of our students.