The Legal Service branch is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University.

We advise University staff on a range of legal issues that arise from the University's diverse learning, teaching and research endeavours - from the very simple to the very complex.

We aim to serve the best interests of the University but are also required to comply with the standards of conduct required by the legal profession. We are focussed on positive, pragmatic outcomes.

What we do

The Legal team provides advice, information and support for:

  • General legal and compliance matters
  • Contract planning, drafting, review and negotiation
  • Privacy matters
  • Trust and bequest administration
  • Dispute resolution and management
  • Engagement of external professionals
  • Representation in tribunals and court
  • Training and education
  • Investigations by Ombudsman, Human Rights Commissioner or other regulatory bodies
  • Research related matters including grants, partnerships, research contracts, collaborations, consultancies and related documents such as Confidentiality Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements.

How can we help you?

"We are committed to providing you with considered, practical advice to support you in making decisions that will serve the University's strategic goals."

Meet the Legal team Legal FAQs

    We are the University's lawyers and advisors, and we are not able to provide advice to staff and students on personal matters. Instead:

    • The Adelaide University Union (AUU/YouX) - can assist students seeking legal advice. Students should contact YouX by phone 08 8313 5401 or via email for more information.
    • The University of Adelaide Law School / Law Clinics Program - provides free legal advice to staff and students as well as to the general public. You can find more about the services and make an appointment here: