The Edwards Wildman London Office is pleased to announce that it has formed a partnership with qLegal, a London-based legal and regulatory advisory service that was established by Queen Mary University of London in September last year. qLegal supports and promotes innovation by providing free legal advice, workshops and resources to start-up companies and entrepreneurs that are primarily in the technology sector. The legal guidance offered by qLegal covers a range of complex legal issues including IP matters relating to patents and trademarks, types of business structure and business incorporation, and regulatory advice.
qLegal services are provided by postgraduate law students under the supervision of legal professionals from collaborating law firms and academic staff at Queen Mary. Edwards Wildman partners and associates (with assistance from trainees) have volunteered to guide and direct the students from the initial instructions stage through to the final letter of advice. This will include helping a student prepare for the client meeting, attending the meeting to overseeing the student’s interview with the potential client, and assisting with drafting the letter of advice. Students will also receive assistance with the drafting of web-based ‘toolkits’ and group workshops for start-up businesses giving an overview on different areas of law such as confidentiality, intellectual property, business or employment law.
Tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs seeking to utilise this new advice facility should contact qLegal directly via the following website http://www.qmul.ac.uk/qlegal/