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thepartners@wrigleys.co.uk

Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588

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Wrigleys' broad experience of advising UK universities

We support pre and post 1992 universities and Oxford and Cambridge colleges.

Our services include:

  • Governance;
  • Commercial contracts;
  • Pensions law;
  • Property; and
  • Student affairs.

What advice does Wrigleys have for higher education institutions?

We are particularly skilled in the interpretation and amendment of the statutes and ordinances of chartered universities.  Our advice has included revision of the University's statutes and ordinances to allow deregulation and the modernisation of material relating to staff. 

We are also well known for our employment law expertise in the higher education sector. 

We handle high level employment disputes involving senior management team members, the professoriate and senior academics.

Our advice has also included:

  • Industrial action;
  • Legal services and governance reviews;
  • Employment tribunal representation;
  • Equality and discrimination issues; and
  • TUPE transfers.

For further information, please feel free to contact us.

 of Dr John McMullen, Chambers & Partners commends his:

"knowledge and expertise" and acknowledges that "He is very thorough and has a no-nonsense approach"

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Chris Billington

Direct Line: 0113 204 5734

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

12 Dec 2018

Enfranchisement reform - implications for community-led housing

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.