University of South Wales awards contract for legal services

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The University of South Wales has named its panel of preferred legal advisors following a competitive tender process for legal services.

Morgan Cole, Hugh James, Veale Wasborough Vizards, Capital Law and Clarks legal have been appointed on a three year term to deliver legal advice across the a broad range areas including employment, students, corporate, governance, commercial, property and health & safety.

William Callaway, University Secretary of the University of South Wales says: “The availability of competent legal advice forms an obvious and key requirement for delivering an excellent university experience for our students. The very diverse nature of higher education requires the provision of legal advice across a broad spectrum of subjects. All firms have a clear understanding of the education sector and are well positioned to support our position as a major player in the national and global higher education sector.”

Philip Jardine, a Partner with Morgan Cole adds: “Schools, colleges and universities are under scrutiny as never before from their many stakeholders. We are recognised as a leading provider of specialist legal services to the education sector, servicing clients in both the independent and the maintained sectors over a wide geographical area. Having acted for the University of South Wales, we are delighted to maintain our relationship with the team and look forward to continuing to support them with their work.”

The University has a turnover approaching £200m, over 30,000 students and over 3,000 staff. There are four academic faculties covering a wide range of subjects spread across five main teaching campuses in Treforest, Caerleon, Newport, Cardiff and Glyntaff. The University has two wholly owned subsidiary colleges in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and The College Merthyr Tydfil. In addition the University has a research facility in Baglan and a Sports Parkin Treforest. The University and both colleges are registered charities.

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