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 by high calibre postgraduate law students under the guidance of legal professionals from collaborating law firms and academic staff at the School of Law. You can find out more about qLegal here.
The project involved the students travelling to their respective clinics and engaging as client and advisor. It culminated in the team completing an application to register the qLegal trade mark – see the photo above! After submitting an application the students engaged in a round-table discussion about their experience of the project – which was overwhelmingly positive. Both parties were also able to reflect on the differences between the clinics: assessed/non-assessed, compulsory/voluntary, postgraduate/undergraduate students. Our hosts also kindly took us on a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Law Society!
We would like to thank the team and students from qLegal for being such wonderful clients and we look forward to many collaborations in the future. You can also read qLegal’s reflections on the project here.