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Help With Contracts

If you require a contract to be reviewed or drafted, email, or one of our lawyers directly. Please include a preferred date for completion and allow ample time for assistance to be provided.

For advice or guidance from the Legal and Risk office on contracts, contact:-

Geraldine Yam (Senior Legal Counsel) on 08 8313 5244 or

Kim Evans (Senior Legal Counsel) on 08 8313 6103 or

Richard Duddy (University Legal Counsel) on 8313 0085 or

Other Internal Stakeholders

For certain types of contracts - such as capital works, intellectual property commercialisation or international agreements - there are specialists within the University who have extensive expertise in managing them.  If you are undertaking such an agreement, you must consult with those specialists who will help you work out the best way to proceed.  For some agreements, there may even be a pre-determined process to follow.

The specialists to consult for different types of agreement are summarized in the following table (taken from the Contract and Agreements Policy and Procedures).

Agreement related to:
Specialist area to consult:
Specialist process to follow:
International students or teaching Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) International Agreements Framework sets out approval and development processes, which must be followed before any agreement is negotiated or documented.
Domestic students or teaching

DVC(A) or General Manager, Student Services

To be determined at discretion of specialist area manager
Use of University brand (including name, logos, trademarks)

Marketing and Strategic Communications

Trademarks and Brand Assets Policy
Providing research services Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd (ARI P/L) Outside Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies Policy
Commercialising intellectual property ARI P/L ARI Invention Disclosure Form
Intellectual Property Policy
Capital works (such as building, or refitting a building) or property use transactions Infrastructure (Technology and Property) Depends on nature of arrangement

Computer software licensing
Infrastructure (Technology and Property) Depends on software
Engagement of consultants or contractors Human Resources Contractor safety management
Independent Contractor Resources

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