qLegal collaborates with a number of partners throughout our programmes:
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray is a US-based law firm with a longstanding tradition of service to the community through pro bono work and supporting the development of the next generation of lawyers. Ropes & Gray’s London office features an international team of lawyers advising clients on bank/bond financing, financial services regulatory, funds, M&A, private equity (including real estate), restructuring and insolvency and tax.
“Ropes & Gray has a long tradition of service to the community through pro bono work and we are also very interested in supporting the development of the next generation of lawyers. qLegal combines both these objectives giving our lawyers the opportunity to use their professional knowledge and skills to assist the clinic clients while at the same time mentoring the qLegal postgraduate advisers.”
– Felicity Kirk, Head of International Pro Bono
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) is a leading global law firm with an unwavering commitment to pro bono efforts worldwide. MoFo’s London office was established in 1980 where their UK- and US-qualified lawyers represent a diverse group of clients on M&A, funds, tax, technology transactions, privacy, litigation, capital markets and finance, business restructuring and insolvency and employment.
“It’s been really wonderful to see qLegal grow and develop its programme for the students over the years, and we want to continue providing support to the programme as much as possible. Our areas of expertise match the areas for which qLegal provides legal resources, so working with qLegal is a no-brainer! Added to that, qLegal always makes it so easy for MoFo to get involved with initiatives, whether it’s for a new workshop, a clinic or a presentation.”
– Mercedes Samavi, Associate
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius represents corporations doing business in the UK and around the globe from their London office since 1981. The firm is committed to serving the public good. The firm has long treated pro bono hours as billable and rewards lawyers who have achieved success in pro bono representations. In 2018, 100% of Morgan Lewis’ lawyers billed some pro bono time, contributing more than 117,000 hours to pro bono matters globally.
Kilburn & Strode LLP
Kilburn & Strode is dedicated to intellectual property and is known for delivering practical, jargon-free advice that helps clients to protect and profit from their intellectual property interests. With many leading science and technology specialists among its attorneys, Kilburn & Strode is ideally placed to advise on the legal, technical and commercial interests that come together in this complex area of the law.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) makes IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape. HPE encourages employees to become involved in pro bono activities to grow their skills and make a positive social impact in the world. As a thought leader in privacy and data protection, HPE is particularly proud to support qLegal in this area of law.
Orbrys is a boutique law firm, yet international in nature, specialised in technology, cyber-security and intellectual property law. Active in London, Paris and Barcelona, Orbrys provides legal and commercial advice to technology blue-chip multinationals and start-ups in the telecommunications and IT industries.
Onfido is a London-based start-up which provides the next generation of identity verification solution through the use of AI-based technology and biometrics. Onfido’s services aim to help businesses verify their users, driving down fraud and cost.
Habito is a London-based start-up which provides free online mortgage services through the use of AI-based technology and industry-leading mortgage experts.
TouchSurgery is a London-based tech start-up on the forefront of driving technological innovation to improve surgical care. Through an interactive surgical simulator, healthcare professionals all over the world are equipped with realistic and detailed guides to procedures.
The Law Boutique
The Law Boutique is a legal consultancy offering companies a legal service that is personal, bespoke and of the highest quality, at prices that are fixed and affordable. They are committed to putting some pragmatism and simplicity back into the legal industry.
Ada, the National College for Digital Skills
Ada, the National College for Digital Skills (Ada) is a specialist college which seeks to nurture the next generation of digital pioneers. qLegal is Ada’s longest running partner and provides support through the delivery of legal workshops to computer science students.
The University of the Arts
The University of the Arts (UAL) is a world Top 2 university for art and design and Europe’s largest specialist university for art and design. The London College of Fashion offers a specialist course equipping students to work in an entrepreneurial space.
CoachBright is a national social enterprise which works across schools, universities and organisations to provide students and young professionals with the tools and behaviours to identify and fulfil their potential through coaching.
New City College
New City College is the largest college in east London which provides a range of diverse courses and training to the community to help with the progression and achievement of future academic and career ambitions.
St Paul’s Way Trust School
St Paul’s Way Trust School is a mixed comprehensive school in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which provides education for 1400 students at primary, secondary and sixth form level. The Foundation Trust comprises several British Universities and local authorities, including Queen Mary University of London.
Lexoo is a legal start-up that gets multiple quotes from specialised lawyers, all hand-picked by the Lexoo team. Lexoo does the vetting for clients so that they only receive quotes from lawyers that are right for the job.
Google Campus is a co-working space in the heart of East London’s Tech City that is powered by Google to offer start-ups the tools they need to succeed. Think seven floors of flexible work space, free high-speed internet and support to fuel your ideas, from mentoring programmes to networking events and much more. Whether you are a London-based startup or passing through the city, Campus is the place for you.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company which provides a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. Unisys specialises in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilisation of their data centres, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernise their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, Unisys brings together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With over 21,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organisations and government agencies throughout the world.
The Legal Education Foundation
The Legal Education Foundation’s aim is to promote the advancement of legal education and the study of the law in all its branches. The Foundation does this by making grants to a wide variety of mostly charitable organisations working in different social, professional and academic settings and by commissioning research.
The Foundation kindly granted qLegal at Queen Mary University of London £90,000 to expand our services.