This blog

This blog is brought to you by the students and supervisors of the Business & Commercial firms in the Student Law Office at Northumbria University. Our blog posts tell you more about the work of the Student Law Office, what it is like to be a student working on a clinical legal education programme, and give you some hints & practical tips about key areas of company, commercial and intellectual property law. We also post any other information we think might be of interest.

Does this site contain legal advice? 

No. This blog is NOT intended or designed to provide legal advice. The content on our blog is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our blog.

Want to copy material from our posts? 

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the materials uploaded on to this blog and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

We are happy for links to our blog posts to be shared. However, if you wish copy any material directly from our posts, please contact Elaine Campbell ( to seek permission to do so.

Live in the North East and have a legal query?

If you have a legal query and wish to contact the Student Law Office to see if we might be able to assist, please use the contact details available here. Please note that during the summer months, when the students are away from university, the Student Law Office does not take on any new cases.