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The Department of Legal & Governance comprises Legal, Governance & Insurance Services including Research Contracts, Occupational Health, Radiation Protection and the Safety Advisor's Office.

For details of the teams within our department please download our Organisational Chart.


Kevan Ryan
University Secretary and General Counsel
0151 794 2110

Zoey Armitage
Executive Officer/PA to Kevan Ryan
0151 795 0523 

Andrea Crowe
Office Administrator
0151 794 2628 

Legal & Insurance Services

The University provides in-house legal advice and should be consulted when advice from external solicitors is required. To request help/guidance please complete the Legal Advice Request Form Legal Advice Request Form. Our postal address is Legal & Insurance Services, University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX.

James Fox

Assistant Director of Legal & Insurance Services
0151 795 0654

Stephen Davenport
Property Solicitor 
0151 795 0655

Dei Harries
Employment Solicitor
0151 794 2010

Sophie Aitchison
Solicitor for Student Affairs

Daniel Howarth
Data Protection Officer/Freedom of Information Manager
0151 794 2148

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information Officer/Data Protection Co-ordinator
0151 794 5819
FOI requests:


Mark Neill 
Insurance Manager 
0151 794 2138

Research Contracts Team

The Research Contracts Team are responsible for all research and research related contracts, and are situated in the Waterhouse Building, 3 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GL. 

Waterhouse Building access information

David McVey 
Head of Research Contracts  
0151 794 8792

Stephanie Laidlaw 
Research Contracts Officer 
0151 794 8052

Barrie Owens
Research Contracts Officer
0151 794 9778

Daisy Igbinoba 
Research Contracts Officer

Matt Kayoka-Ilunga
Research Contracts Officer

Gaige Corvo
Research Contracts Officer

Nadia Abubakar
Research Contracts Associate

Abby-Elle Healy
Research Contracts Associate

Sophie Boardman
0151 794 9427

Governance The Governance Team supports the effective functioning, development and enhancement of the governance framework of the University to ensure good governance and decision making and oversees the University’s response to its internal and external governance-related regulatory responsibilities.  We manage a number of Senior University Committees, deliver training and provide templates and guidance to colleagues across the University.

Health and Safety  The Safety Adviser's Office is responsible for monitoring and advising on health and safety across the University.  We co-ordinate safety matters throughout the University, inspect and advise on aspects of health and safety and provide training.  The service is based at 24 Oxford Street, Liverpool L69 7WX

Radiation Protection The Radiation Protection Office provides advice on the installation and use of X-ray equipment, lasers, UV, microwave and radio-frequency devices and on the hazards of working with radioactive substances.  The service is based at Oliver Lodge Labs, Oxford Street, Liverpool L69 7ZE

Occupational Health The University's Occupational Health Service is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of all staff and students.  We provide services to protect health of staff and students at work, in training and in study, to assess fitness for work, training and study and to help manage health issues effectively.  Staff and students can expect a service that is courteous and professional.  The service is based at 28 Oxford Street, Liverpool L69 7WX

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