University of Newcastle Legal Office
The Legal Office, through its in-house solicitors, provides a comprehensive legal service to the University as its sole client. The Unit provides independent and objective legal advice to the University. It is committed to a policy of timely, cost- effective, professional services and to reducing litigation and minimising legal risks in the performance of the daily operations of the University.
It is University policy that all University legal work must first come to the Legal Unit through the University Legal Counsel.
Instructions to and engagement of external Legal advisors may only be dealt with by the Legal Office.
What we can do for you
We provide advice and assistance on a variety of University matters, including:
- Negotiation and drafting of contracts in which the University has an interest
- Legislation including University statutes and regulations
- Litigation on behalf of the University
- Trust funds, bequests and corporate governance issues
- Trade practices, employment law, privacy, intellectual property and information technology
- Leasing and licensing of property
What we can't do for you
- Provide personal legal advice to staff or students
Where can you go for personal legal advice?
The University Legal Centre (UNLC) operates as a community legal centre, providing free legal advice and assistance to staff and members of the community in the Hunter region.