Legal Services
 Trent Building

Legal Services

Legal Services provides legal advice and representation on behalf of the University. Kate Gallagher is the Director of Legal Services, Beena Adatia is an In-House Commercial Lawyer, and Simon Gill is an In-House Commercial Lawyer and Data Protection Officer.

This page provides links to relevant policies and information along with links to the Podbriefing video series, which outlines legal principles and their relevance to staff.

Procurement of external legal advice, services or representation for the University is also provided through Legal Services. The procurement of external legal services is limited. For more information see: 

Process for Purchasing External Legal Services [PDF]

For the Authority to Approve and Sign Contracts Code of Practice, and information on the Schedule of Delegated Financial Authorities, see:

Authority to Approve and Sign Contracts Code of Practice [Staff access only]

Legal Services is not able to provide legal advice to students. Students' Union Advice provides a free and impartial advice and information service to all University of Nottingham students. For more infromation please visit: 


A series of 10 minute videos that aim to educate staff on important compliance issues. Each short video follows a scenario and includes narration from a lawyer who explains the relevant legal points and how these could apply to the University.   

Policies and Information

Links to the policies, information and briefing notes which accompany the series of Podbriefings.


Details of staff associated with Legal Services.



Legal Services

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD