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The legal team provides advice and guidance to colleagues in connection with University business. 

The team works closely with colleagues in other departments and specialisms within the University, providing pragmatic advice, helping to progress projects, manage risks, and prevent or deal with disputes. 

Our role includes:

  • Advising on contracts and legal issues for all types of University activity, across all Faculties and Service groups.
  • Reviewing and advising upon all types of contracts within the University, and obtaining authorised signature on its behalf.
  • Advising on intellectual property protection and exploitation, disputes, and complex student issues.
  • Helping colleagues to develop legally compliant policies and procedures.
  • Providing advice and guidance in respect of data protection and freedom of information.
  • Managing and providing advice on the University’s insurances.
  • Raising awareness throughout the University and, where necessary, providing training and guidance on legal, regulatory, and insurance issues.


If you have any problems or suggestions in relation to the Legal department website please do let us know by contacting the legal team

General Enquiries

Telephone - +44 0161 247 4696
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Article last updated: Monday, November 16, 2015

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