Office of General Counsel (OGC)
The General Counsel’s Office is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University, including providing legal advice to the Council, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and other officers of the University. OGC also co-ordinates any external legal services provided to the University. OGC does not provide advice to students or personal advice to staff. Alternative options for obtaining advice are provided under the FAQs.
Requesting legal services
To request legal services, please complete the Legal Services Checklist and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of any timeframe, background information and also provide copies of relevant documents. Your request will be allocated to a University Solicitor who will contact you and acknowledge receipt of your request as soon as practicable. If the matter is urgent, contact OGC directly by phone or email.
Standard agreements and templates
OGC maintains a library of standard agreements and templates for use in a range of common transactions. These standard agreements and templates can be used where no changes are required to the terms of the agreement or no special conditions need to be inserted. OGC must review and approve any deviation from the standard agreements, please see ‘Requesting Legal Services’ and complete a checklist.
Agreements must be signed in accordance with the University’s Delegation Register.
OGC provides the following templates for signing clauses for documents.
The seal of the University may only be affixed to a document in very special circumstances following a resolution of the Council. Any enquiries regarding affixing the University seal should be directed to OGC.
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace is available on campus to certify documents Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 3pm at Student Connect, 18 Wally’s Walk, Level 2, MUSE.
|Carol Kirby||9850 email@example.com|
|Janna Zeglis||9850 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Li Yen Ng||9850 email@example.com|
|Lloyd Doherty||9850 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melissa Barhy||9850 email@example.com|
|Stephen Baxter||9850 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Constance Tok||9850 email@example.com|
|Jane Neal||9850 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julie Smith||9850 email@example.com|
Office of General Counsel Portfolio
The portfolio of the Office of General Counsel also includes the following Units:
- Archives and Records Management
- Corporate Secretary
- The remit of the OGC includes the University’s Corporate Secretary function. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Digital Information Management (Truth)
- Enquiries regarding the University’s Digital Information Management (Truth) should be directed to:
- Alex Zionzee Tel 02 9850 7367 or email@example.com
- Internal Audit
- Compliance & Privacy