London Universities Purchasing Consortium’s Legal Pannel


Watson Burton has been appointed as a supplier to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), following a successful tender application.

As an approved supplier on the LUPC framework, Watson Burton will be able to provide a range of legal services to higher education institutions and other LUPC member organisations.

Services will include advising organisations on student matters, such as academic appeals, student complaints, student disciplinary issues and data protection, and supporting human resources departments on matters such as TUPE, employment tribunals, staff contracts, policies and procedures, performance management and organisational change and restructure.

In addition, as part of the framework agreement, Watson Burton can advise LUPC members on property matters, such as the acquisition, disposal and development of land, planning, landlord and tenant issues, building contracts and bonds, warranties, guarantees and insurance and construction matters.

LUPC is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its members. Its membership includes universities and colleges of higher education in and around London. LUPC’s membership is also drawn from other not-for-profit organisations from neighbouring sectors in the arts, sciences and education.

As part of the agreement with LUPC, Watson Burton will also be able to supply legal services to members of the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW).

Watson Burton legal team is led by Chris Graham (Picture).

Involved fees earner: Christopher Graham – Watson Burton;

Law Firms: Watson Burton;

Clients: London Universities Purchasing Consortium;