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Legal and governance services

Director: Maria Burquest

Maria Burquest

With a student and staff population of over 25,000 people and a business operating across numerous sites it is the legal team’s duty to ensure that we keep the LJMU community and estate safe and legally compliant.

We are a small team providing pragmatic advice and support for all Faculties and Departments to minimize risk and ensure that our staff and students are working and studying in an environment where standards are clearly communicated and upheld.

We are also responsible for the statutory and constitutional matters relating to the governance of the university, this includes support for the Board of Governors and Academic Board; the administration of FOI and data protection and the publicly available documentation of the business of the University.