Support for ‘Silicon Roundabout’ start-ups at Queen Mary University of London
qLegal at Queen Mary University of London provides free legal advice, workshops and resources to technology start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Its proximity to the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in East London - one of the main global hubs for digital technology innovation – means qLegal is well-placed to support innovation and business growth.
Services at qLegal are provided by high-calibre postgraduate law students under the guidance of academic staff in the University’s School of Law and legal professionals from collaborating law firms. Whilst providing students with the professional experience to develop into lawyers capable of representing tech start-ups, qLegal enables entrepreneurs to avoid the legal pitfalls and navigate the regulations associated with setting up a new business.
qLegal collaborates with a number of lawyers from top law firms and in-house teams including Mills & Reeve LLP, Kilburn & Strode LLP, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd., Unisys Corporation, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP, Edwards Wildman LLP and Origin Ltd, and advice is provided at the award-winning Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, which offers free advice across a broad range of legal issues.