Legal Services provide in-house legal advice to the University.
Director of Legal Services
“We're proud to support innovation at the University, such as the ground-breaking University Training School, and enjoy the new legal challenges these pioneering developments bring.”
We advise a wide range of issues including the following, although this list is not exhaustive: charitable and corporate governance matters; drafting policies and Regulations; Employment Law; property matters; legal issues arising in student complaints, appeals and discipline cases; and specialist contracts (including issues relating to intellectual property, and research contracts); together with the compliance of Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Child Protection and Equality legislation.
We can act as Commissioners for Oaths and swear documents for members of the public; however Legal Services cannot advise or represent individual members of staff or students in personal matters.
Legal Services is the conduit for seeking advice from external solicitors and will liaise as necessary.