SOAS University of London

Legal and Governance Directorate

Who we are and what we do:

The Legal & Governance Directorate is one of the School's groupings of Professional and Support Services and is headed by the Director of Legal & Governance, who reports to the COO. 

As well as providing central management, guidance and co-ordination for the School’s activities, the Legal & Governance Directorate provides a number of central services in specialist areas: equality and diversitygovernance, secretariat management and committees,  as well as student grievance and disciplinary cases, Legal and Contracts, legal advice and Health and Safety.

Equality and Diversity:

The Diversity and Inclusion Manager provides advice and support on all equality issues, including those covered by legislation i.e. age, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, religion/faith/belief, sexual identity and sexual orientation. More about Equality and Diversity

Student Casework:

This area, led by the Student Casework Manager, is concerned with guiding and assisting students and staff through the School's Student Complaints and Student Disciplinary procedures. It also ensures that SOAS complies with these procedures. 


Services in this area are led by the Director of Legal & Governance who is supported by the Governance Manager and the Governance & Project Officer, and includes responsibility for committees and the School's governance structures, such as SOAS's Charter and Standing Orders

Contact information:

4th Floor, Faber Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7898 4194