Corporate Legal Affairs

Corporate Legal Affairs 

University Legal Services Framework 

With effect from the 24th of September 2013 a new 'Legal Services Framework' has been introduced for both the University and its subsidiary companies. Under the Framework, the University has appointed three legal firms to whom it may allocate work where legal services maybe required.  An 'Authorized Contact List' is in place with each of the firms which sets out whom, among the University's senior management, has the authority to instruct the appointed firms and request / approve new legal work on behalf of the University.  If you believe you may require legal advice, including the advice of an external professional legal firm, please contact the Office of the Operations Officer in the first instance at extension 8257 or 5118.

It should be noted that where legal action is initiated, the budgetary source for the projected legal costs must be identified in advance, or a specific provision must be made, for such costs. 

  Legal Correspondance

All correspondance threatening or initiating legal action against the University, or any of its subsidiary companies, should be immediately forwarded to the Office of the Chief Operations Officer.