Higher Education Legal Services

Inlexso provides specialised legal services within the higher education sector and has been rendering a full-time legal service to the University of Pretoria since February 2001, when the institution outsourced a large part of their legal department to Inlexso.

Inlexso has been providing legal services to other higher education institutions such as Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) North West University (NWU), as well as to the overarching body representing all 26 (public higher education institutions) Universities of South Africa. (USAF)

How can we add value to our business

Our higher education legal services team provides a variety of specialised legal services. They have the required expertise and a proven track record in assisting in legal matters affecting the higher education sector and providing them with support and appropriate legal solutions.

Of particular importance is the fact that we have garnered extensive knowledge of legislation relevant to higher education institutions and focus on keeping abreast of all applicable legislation.

Our higher education legal services’ offering includes amongst others, the following services:

We assist higher education institutions in the drafting of and commenting on the various institutional policies, rules, regulations, delegations, statutes etc. applicable to them.

We assist in all Employment Relations (ER) and Human Resource (HR) related matters. On the basis of our affiliation with the AHI Employers Organisation we are able to represent higher education institutions at the CCMA cost effectively and efficiently.

We continuously strive to provide opinions and general advisory work of outstanding quality to the sector.

We assist with the negotiating, reviewing and drafting of various types of agreements. We provide contract law related services to all academic and support services departments.

We are able to represent higher educa-tion institutions with distinction in various tribunals such as the Human Rights Commission, The Public Protector, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, the National Consumer Commission, the South African Football Association, the Premier Soccer League Arbitration Committee, the Varsity Cup and other regulatory bodies.

We assist Universities with great success in litigious matters in various courts.

Our expertise and experience in corp- orate law, general commercial law, governance and compliance enables us to provide the required services in these fields.

We assist higher education institutions with their research contracts and other intellectual property related matters and have a specific understanding of the intellectual property rights legis-lation applicable to higher education institutions.

Training & Consulting available:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Training
  • Disciplinary Hearing training (Chairpersons & Initiators)