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Legal Advice

Legal Services provides a wide range of internal and external legal advice, legal and related services, for the University and its subsidiaries in a variety of areas including: student matters; property; company and commercial; litigation; employment; and charity law.

What we do and who we are

Legal Services provides a wide range of internal and external legal advice, legal and related services, for the University and its subsidiaries in a variety of areas including: student matters; property; company and commercial; litigation; employment; and charity law.

The main role of the in-house lawyers in Legal Services is to:  provide legal advice and representation to the University, including its Faculties and Services and to its subsidiaries

  • To instruct, retain and supervise external legal service providers
  • To support the University in the development, application and review of University regulations, policies and procedures which involve legal and compliance issues
  • To raise awareness of legal issues and emerging legislation within the University
  • To draft and review legal documentation for a wide range of areas (please click here to obtain a copy of the Contract Checklist)
  • To advise and negotiate in relation to dispute resolution

What we don’t do

Legal Services cannot provide legal advice to individual employees of the University about personal matters. Legal advice can only be given in relation to matters arising out of work as an employee of the University provided that the employee’s interests are the same as those of the University.

Contact us

We aim to provide effective, relevant and timely legal advice, support and guidance to all members of University staff on legal issues affecting the University both reactively and proactively where appropriate. In order for us to help you please provide as much information as possible and in plenty of time.

There are six qualified lawyers within Legal Services and all these members of staff are capable of handling a wide range of legal matters:

Jay Wilson  Head of Legal (Solicitor)

Jay.wilson@northumbria.ac.uk

 3482
Philip Booth Senior Legal Advisor (Solicitor) Philip.booth@northumbria.ac.uk  4573
Christopher Hook  Legal Advisor (Solicitor) Christopher.hook@northumbria.ac.uk  3429
 Katrina Hopkin  Legal Advisor (Solicitor)  Katrina.hopkin@northumbria.ac.uk  7101
 Pauline Jones  Legal Advisor (Solicitor)  Pauline3.jones@northumbria.ac.uk  3059
 Jenny Wood  Assistant Legal Advisor  Jenny2.wood@northumbria.ac.uk  3536
 Sheena Palmer              Legal Administrator  Sheena.palmer@northumbria.ac.uk  4009

 


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