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Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588

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Wrigleys has a 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.
  • Student affairs.

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 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.
  • TUPE transfers.

 of Dr John McMullen, Chambers & Partners commends his:

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

Higher Education

Dr John McMullen View Biography

Dr John McMullen

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Rebecca Cooke View Biography

Rebecca Cooke

Solicitor
Leeds

Dr John McMullen View Biography

Dr John McMullen

Partner
Leeds

Moving closer towards 21st century pensions trusteeship

The Pensions Regulator is proposing clarity on its powers to impose financial penalties on trustees. The outcome may mean an increase in fines.

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Professional Trustees - a chimera of the pensions world?

The Pensions Regulator consults on a definition of 'professional trustee' as we face an increasing drive towards '21st century trusteeship'.

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Charity trustees criticised for selling property too cheaply

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

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Charity Tax Group Regional Meeting

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light, Leeds

Speaker: CTG’s Chairman and Technical Adviser

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Through the Maze - June 2017

Date: 06 Jun 2017

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds

Speaker: Various

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Employment Law Update for Charities 2017

Date: 15 Jun 2017

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

Speaker: Guest Speaker: David D'Souza, CIPD, Head of London

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