These submissions are made on behalf of victims of image-based sexual abuse (or "revenge porn"), and form part of a project that we have been working on with Mishcon de Reya LLP to consider how the Online Safety Bill can be drafted so as to best protect such victims.
On Saturday 11 June 2022, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) ran the I am You Crafts Stall at the Queen Mary Festival of Communities. Three of our lovely students, Amelie Anh Barone, Weronika Mazurowska and Bojidara Simeonova assisted Meghan Mizen (QMLAC Projects Coordinator) with the stall. This was the first time the festival has run since 2019, following the pandemic.
QMLAC won this top spot from a global association of over 400 universities, in 82 countries, on six continents, all committed to developing student leaders who are actively engaged with society. The award recognised and supported QMLAC’s civic and public engagement work, in particularly the enhancement of student education and the promotion of access to justice in the community, through our free legal advice service and outreach work.
Latest Review of the Online Safety Bill
11 April 2022
LawWorks InfoExchange on Domestic Abuse
1 March 2022
On Wednesday 16 February 2022, Meghan Mizen (QMLAC Projects Coordinator)spoke at LawWorks ‘InfoExchange on Domestic Abuse’. We spoke of our partnership with Royal Courts of Justice Advice and our new Domestic Abuse Form Filling Clinic.
The event, held on 3 February 2022, considered the way in which Artificial Intelligence is increasingly shaping the way we are governed and how these systems, known as 'ADS' (algorithmic decision systems), often rely on the analysis of large amounts of personal data to infer correlations or, more generally, to derive information deemed useful to making decisions, particularly in the context of immigration and access to social welfare.
Global Day of Action for Climate Change 2021
17 December 2021
On Wednesday 17 November 2021, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre marked the annual Student Law Clinic Global Day for Action for Climate Justice.
Alumni profile - Hussain Syed
15 November 2021
Islamophobia Awareness Month is a fantastic opportunity for the Muslim community to educate the wider community about the impact of Islamophobic hate crime and discrimination on British Muslims in the UK. I urge everyone reading this post to take time this month to read through some of MEND’s resources on Islamophobia or speak to their Muslim friends and colleagues about Islamophobia.
(Law with History LLB, 2020)
“this time last year we were sitting with our head in our hands, thinking how can we virtually run a law clinic”
The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre has undertaken renovation works to increase the facilities for staff and students and to enable a more flexible service for its clients.
The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre has had an incredibly successful year, balancing both its social-justice and educational-orientated objectives. All students involved at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre have demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice. The resilience of the students, despite very challenging circumstances for many, has ensured the delivery of a high-quality service for clients at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre.
The Prisoner Property Project toolkit was developed by nine undergraduate students at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre. This self-help toolkit empowers prisoners’ and their families resolve issues surrounding lost, damaged and stolen property in prison and property retained or damaged by the police.
Queen Mary Law Professors appointed as new Queen’s Counsel
17 December 2020
Professor Rachael Mulheron and Professor Alan Dignam from Queen Mary’s School of Law have been appointed as new Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales.
Civil Liberties in Lockdown Project – Report Published
25 November 2020
Over the summer, a number of Queen Mary students were involved in the Civil Liberties in Lockdown Project, led by The Freedom Law Clinic in partnership with Josie Appleton, Director of the Manifesto Club.
Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
25 November 2020
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre takes part in the second Student Law Clinics' Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.
The Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary University of London has launched a new clinic offering free legal advice to members of the Black community to help tackle discrimination.
The Law Society presented Matthew Evans the award at a virtual ceremony on 14 October, in recognition of his achievements in the field of human rights law in 2019-20
The Legal Advice Centre based in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has won a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its outstanding contribution to higher education.
Yvonne Kramo has penned a blog for the Bar Council about the important work that Black Protest Legal Support UK are doing
The Legal Advice Centre and qLegal will support the new initiative by creating online toolkits
The Legal Advice Centre reflects on their successes and milestones from the past 15 years
From the London to the Port of Spain
15 April 2020
Hear from the first School of Law students to take part in the Clinical Legal Exchange Programme in Trinidad and Tobago
Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
6 December 2019
Legal Advice Centre takes part in the Student Law Clinics' Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
The Legal Advice Centre walks for access to justice
22 August 2019
LAC honours outstanding contributions
14 June 2019
Queen Mary University of London School of Law has won the prestigious Best Contribution by a Law School at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards.
Does the Proposed Bill Provide do Justice for Upskirting?
20 August 2018
The LAC's Frances Ridout discusses the proposed Upskirting Bill in a blog post
Great Legal Bake 2018
14 February 2018
Celebrating ten years of the Legal Advice Centre
21 November 2017
Raising awareness of revenge porn for Safer Internet Day
23 February 2017
Using Problem Based Learning to Enrich Legal Education
23 February 2017
April 2016 LAC Newsletter
1 June 2016
QMUL students put ‘revenge porn law’ on the map
13 May 2016
LAC Students Bake Their Way to Justice
3 February 2016
LAC hosts SPITE Conference: Educating the Educators
5 November 2015
Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.
qLegal announces partnership with Cooley LLP
15 January 2015
qLegal Participates in Cambridge Wireless DS14
31 October 2014
The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.
qLegal to run events in London Technology Week 2014
16 June 2014
Queen Mary's free legal advice service for digital start-ups is to take part in London's first ever Technology week from 16 - 20 June 2014.
Experience from Queen Mary’s free legal advice service for digital start-ups was shared at a legal entrepreneurship event in New York.
Law students providing advice to Silicon Roundabout
17 March 2014
School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award
11 March 2014
The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.
Free legal advice offer to Tech City
4 November 2013
A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week (4-8 Nov).
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre - A Year in Review
1 August 2012
The Field Fisher Waterhouse Prize is an annual prize for Student Advisers in the School of Law’s Legal Advice Centre (LAC).
Queen Mary wins Attorney General Award
6 April 2010
The Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London won at the Attorney General Student Awards at the House of Lords on Tuesday 30 March.