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University’s Legal Services shortlisted for LexisNexis Legal awards

The team have been selected as finalists for ‘In-House Team of the Year’ at the 2022 awards.

The Legal Services team – which was formed in 2019 – provides professional advice to the University on contracts, intellectual property (IP), company, property law and much more. It is made up of experienced solicitors and professionals and is part of the extended Vice-Chancellor’s Office team.

The LexisNexis Legal Awards aim to recognise excellence within the legal sector.

The In-House Team of the Year category celebrates exceptional levels of legal service, delivered by a team based in-house, which demonstrate support for the business’s commercial goals, negotiation success, risk management and contribution to operational efficiency.

The team from Loughborough was shortlisted because of its impact in the following areas:

  • Supporting the University’s IP commercialisation and Spin Out agenda
  • Their drive to support colleagues across the University, and identifying where they can add the most value
  • Their innovative approach to recruitment and staff development
  • Collaborating with public and private partners
  • Helping to support self-isolating students by working in the Covid-19 Logistics hub

Head of Legal Services Sam McGinty commented: “We’re delighted to have been named finalists in these prestigious awards. As a small team, it’s a huge honour to be shortlisted alongside the in-house teams of national and international names, such as the Bank of England and Western Union.

“We’re the only University legal team to be shortlisted in the category and it’s great for the team’s hard work and innovative approach to be recognised by our peers in the industry.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 30 March 2022.

For more information about the team, visit their dedicated webpage here. They can also be contacted at or by phoning 01509 223178.