This year has been particularly exciting for students Elena and Dan who have been lucky enough to work with a group of British engineers who are set to take the security and counter terrorism markets by storm. OpenWorks Engineering Ltd, founded in July 2015, has invented a system that offers security operators a ground-breaking alternative … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for OpenWorks!
It’s that time of year again where students who have been working in the Student Law Office begin to prepare for life after university. Following on from Abbie’s welcome post in November, it seems fitting to reflect on the work we have completed this year – and what a year it’s been! We have been … Continue reading Farewell from the 2015/16 firms!
In this two part series, Perri Byrne and Liam Faulkner are taking us on a whistle stop tour of trade marks. In Part 1, Perri explained what a trade mark is and the benefits of registration. Here, in Part 2, Liam looks at how to register a trade mark. In the highly competitive business world … Continue reading Trade Marks 101: Part 2
In this two part series, Perri Byrne and Liam Faulkner are going to take us on a whistle stop tour of trade marks. Here, in Part 1, Perri outlines what a trade mark is. She then goes on to explore the benefits of registration. In Part 2, Liam will explain how to register a trade … Continue reading Trade marks 101: Part 1
Commercial awareness is an important skill that every employer looks for in candidates. Many students assume that it’s only relevant for those seeking corporate careers. That’s not true. Anyone who wants to be a solicitor, regardless of the type of firm they want to work for, needs to have commercial awareness. Commercial awareness is one of the … Continue reading Are you commercially aware?
Deciding to set up your own business can be an exciting yet daunting experience. You’ve come up with your business plan, but do you know what medium your business will take? Are you going to go it alone as a sole trader? How about a partnership? Maybe register as a company limited by shares? This … Continue reading Which business medium is best for you?
Hello and welcome from the SLO business & commercial firms of 2015/2016! Our SLO business & commercial firms are full of interesting and talented individuals who are all eager to advise local businesses, charities and entrepreneurs. Many of us have already had wide-ranging experience of working with clients, including work experience within a law firm, … Continue reading Hello & Welcome – from the 2015/16 firms!
Our first student blog post, all the way back in October 2014, was written by Connor Cartledge. So it seems appropriate that this - the last student blog post of the year - also comes from Connor. In this piece Connor reflects on the work that the students in the Business and Commercial firms have … Continue reading The end of a road, but the beginning of another…
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
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