Venture Unit Team

Intellectual Property and Legal Services Team

The mission of the Intellectual Property and Legal Team is to deliver effective legal advice, expertise and support in a timely manner across all areas of the University. Supporting the institution to meet its strategic and operational objectives through pragmatic advice, support and legal arrangements while maximising commercial and research benefits, protecting intellectual property and reducing exposure to risk.

This team is based in the Research Beehive and led by Andrea Wright-Watkinson a fully qualified lawyer.  It consists of two sub-teams;

The core Intellectual Property and Legal Team provides specialist legal and contractual advice and guidance across the University.

The other part of the team is the International and Teaching and Learning Projects Team which provides comprehensive support and guidance on all types of Teaching and Learning Projects, MoUs, International Contracts and Student Placements.