Legal and compliance

The Secretary's Office provides advice and guidance in relation to a number of legal and compliance issues, as below: 

Request for Legal Advice (Property/Commercial)

If you are a member of staff at the University and need legal support on:

and submit the form to  When sending your e-mail attaching a new Request for Legal Advice/Requesting a Consultancy Agreement form please use the following format in the subject line, this will help us to track and allocate matters efficiently: 

                    - Name of School/Faculty and/or Division (name of person requesting advice)
                    - Type of Agreement requested
                    - Name of any third-party Agreement

We are a small team who provide legal support to all colleagues across the University Group. We therefore prioritise work requests according to University Strategic Priorities.

From receipt of your form, we aim to be in touch regarding next steps within 3 working days. After that, we aim to undertake your work within 2-3 weeks of having received all required information.

Time Sensitive Matters - please mark the e-mail as urgent and complete the form stating the reason why and the deadline.

Research Contracts - can be secured via the Research Contracts Team.

If you are not sure who to contact – please take a look at the Contracts - Who to go to (PDF, 112kB)