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 also been providing legal services to other higher education institutions such as the University of Limpopo, University of Zululand,Vaal University of Technology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University as well as to Universities South Africa (formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA)), the overarching body representing all 26 South African public higher education institutions.

How We Can Help You

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.

Tertiary Legal Services:

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 IR and HR related matters. We also assist the University of Pretoria with their employment 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 have assisted the University of Pretoria with great success in its litigious matters in the appeals courts, the high courts and the magistrates’ courts.
  • We are able to represent higher education institutions with distinction in various other tribunals such as the Human Rights Commission, The Public Protector, the Commission of 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 with the negotiating, reviewing and drafting of various types of agreements. We provide contract law related services to all the academic and support services departments of the University of Pretoria, as well as to its campus companies.
  • Our expertise and experience in corporate law, general commercial law 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 legislation applicable to higher education institutions.
  • We continuously strive to provide opinions and general advisory work of outstanding quality to the sector.