Welcome to the Legal Services Office (LSO)
The LSO supplies legal and trade mark services to the University Administration, to the Proctors' Office, to departments and faculties, to the Bodleian and the Ashmolean, to the colleges which do not have separate corporate identity, and to all of the University's subsidiary companies.
We work closely with OUP's own team of in-house lawyers, but we do not supply services directly to the Press.
We do not advise individuals in their private capacities, although we may act where there is a University interest in an individual's case, and we receive instructions from the relevant officer of the University in relation to that interest.
We liaise with the Conference of Colleges Legal Panel on issues of relevance to the University as a whole, although we do not act for the Colleges (which have separate corporate identity).