Legal Services Directorate

The Legal Service Directorate is one of the directorates under the Office of the President.

The Director has the following duties and responsibilities:-

Coordinates the development of University policies and procedures;

Provides oral and written legal advice to decision-makers and administrators on legal issues affecting the University;

Identifies and advises the University on matters relating to new or amended legislations which may impact University policies and practices;

Represent the University in litigation before all courts and tribunals including in administrative and regulatory hearings;

Oversee the University’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies;

Negotiate, draft and review legal documents for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the University’s interests;

Use alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve or facilitate the resolution of disputes or potential disputes between the University and third parties;

Provide training on relevant legal topics affecting the University;

Retain and oversee all external counsel on behalf of the University.

And other related tasks.