Legal Services provides legal advice and services to the Senior Executive, administrative, research and academic areas across UQ.

We play a key role in UQ's corporate governance framework by identifying and managing current and emerging legal issues, risks and priorities. We protect the University's interests and enable UQ to achieve its strategic objectives.

As the sole legal provider to UQ, we deliver all legal services, including seeking advice from external law firms or barristers.

Legal Services is comprised of 3 teams:

  • General team  provide legal advice on a broad range of issues including commercial and contract transactions, property and projects, dispute resolution and litigation, misconduct and IT matters
  • Research team – provide legal advice on research contracts and other issues that impact research activities
  • Copyright team  provide advice and training on copyright-related matters. 

To learn more about the process of requesting legal advice or services, download the Legal Services guidelines.

How we can help

We can help with:

  • general legal advice
  • preparation and negotiation of research contracts
  • reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, licences and leases
  • advice on intellectual property issues
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • copyright advice
  • advice on external legislation affecting the University
  • advice on the University of Queensland Act 1998, statutes and rules
  • responding to any court documents, subpoenas and requests from lawyers or insurers for personal records.

What we can't do

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide advice on the following: