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Hugh James Appointed to Advise Bangor University


Top 100 law firm Hugh James has been appointed to advise Bangor University following a competitive tender exercise. The firm will act as sole advisor to the University on matters relating to commercial, IP, governance and legal compliance over the next three to four years.

As one of the leading providers of legal services to public sector organisations in Wales, Hugh James is experienced in advising universities, colleges, schools and local authority education providers. The services for Bangor University will be delivered by Hugh James’ Education team, which currently acts for several educational institutions.

Founded in 1884, Bangor University, with over 10,000 students, has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on delivering a world leading student experience. The University enjoys an impressive reputation in the sector, having been voted “Number one university in Wales” by Student Crowd 2022, “Top 5 UK University of the year” at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022 and ranked an impressive 15th in the world for sustainability by the UI GreenMetric, World University Rankings 2021.

Louise Price, Partner and Head of Education at Hugh James, said:

“We are proud to have been appointed to advise Bangor University. This appointment acknowledges our growing strength in the education sector and the wealth of experience that our Education team has to share.

“This appointment builds not only on our Education team’s presence in the sector, but also on Hugh James’ presence in North Wales, where the firm works with all six of the North Wales local authorities. We look forward to building a successful and trusted partnership with the University.”


Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cardiff, London and Southampton. The firm has grown from humble beginnings in 1960 to become a leading law firm, servicing a vast range of clients across the UK and overseas.

Although our workforce has grown to more than 500, we have retained and nurtured a unique culture which is based on hard work, exceptional talent, ambition, empathy, innovation and good humour. It is those qualities that have helped us grow the business to where we stand today. We have ambitious plans to become a top 50 UK firm and our culture will be key to this.


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