About the team
Governance and Legal Services performs a key role within the University. It has stewardship of the governance framework of our University and assists the Board of Governors, the University Executive Board, and Schools and Services to maintain compliance across a range of domains. It also provides the secretariat for the Board and its Committees.
The team gives specialist legal services support, professional advice, guidance and support to Governors and senior managers on a range of aspects of corporate governance and legal issues.
Staff provide management support for specific individual cases of personal or corporate litigation involving staff, students, partner organisations or other parties.
They advise, as the need arises, on other areas of law which are relevant to the activities of our University, its partners and/or subsidiaries. In addition the office undertakes due diligence and risk assessments on collaborative activities and partnerships, assisting in development of contracts and a range of legal agreements.
As part of Governance, the office is responsible for oversight of risk management arrangements.