University Legal Office

The University Legal Office is responsible for the provision of all legal services to ANU, directed to ensuring the University meets its strategic imperatives.  The Legal Office provides assurance that the way ANU proposes to act is legally defensible, within the scope of the University's powers, and that all legal risks are appropriately identified and managed.

The University Legal Office provides its services to ANU through the Executive, Administrative and Academic units.  It does not provide personal legal services to members of staff or students. Students have access to a free legal service provided by ANUSA

To contact the University Legal Office, email legal.office@anu.edu.au or phone 612 58489.

Contact details for all of our staff, and further details of our services, are available on the University's secure staff only site.

Our services

When providing its services the University Legal Office strives at all times to be professional, pragmatic and relevant. The legal services we provide include:

  • General legal advice
  • Drafting and negotiating research and commercial contracts
  • Advice on intellectual property issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation
  • Drafting and negotiating licences and leases
  • Interpretation of legislation
  • Oversight of legislative and policy drafting
  • Liaising with and monitoring external lawyers.

Please note that external lawyers may only be engaged by ANU through the University Legal Office.

Other matters

Instructions for issuing a Court Notice or Subpoena to the Australian National University.

Queries in relation to the following, non-legal matters should be directed to the area indicated, before coming to the University Legal Office:

Our teams & contacts

Functional

Name
Contact details
FOI Coordinator 
Phone +61 2 6125 4237
Privacy Officer 
University Legal Office 
Phone +61 2 612 58489

People

Name
Contact details
Philip Harrison 
General Counsel
Phone +61 2 6125 2511
University Legal Office Reception 
Phone +61 2 6125 8489
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