Solutionise Business, IT & Legal advice centre for local SME
Solutionise is a multidisciplinary collaboration between business, law, computer science, engineering students, lecturers, and academics from LSBU. This legal advice centre is designed to assist growth in small to medium-sized businesses in the local community. The Solutionise team strives to provide legal advice to everyone from kitchen table start-ups to established businesses to help them prosper. The scope of the team covers business plans, website building, tips for energy saving, and legal advice. Solutionise is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn in a practical setting, applying classroom skills whilst gaining an insight into their future careers to benefit our community.
The legal team’s role at Solutionise is to provide SMEs with generalist commercial legal advice on a vast range of law. From clarifying the ramifications of registering businesses in a particular manor to reading and advising on contracts and data protection laws. Under the supervision of legal professionals and training provided by a top city firm, Hogan Lovells, students are supported and pushed at all stages in their learning and growth.
Meeting businesses in and around Croydon during Solutionise’s launch event provided an exciting insight into how the future collaboration between students from different disciplinaries in LSBU will provide support and advice to aid a vast array of different fields of business’ growth in the community. A law student, Oliver Trent Luton is eager to join Solutionise and reflects that having this opportunity at such an early stage in his career is invaluable and that he gains insights into the workings of commercial law. He recounts “Solutionise has helped me to broaden my legal horizon and practice essential legal skills to help me as a lawyer and our community to grow.”