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All rights, including copyright ©, of the content of these web pages are owned or controlled by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London (IALS).

You are permitted to view, copy, and print documents within this website subject to your agreement that:

  • You will not modify the documents or graphics in any form or manner
  • You will not copy or distribute graphics separately from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context
  • Your use of the material is for your own personal information, and for non-commercial purposes only.
  • Any copies of the material made for a permitted purpose will include an acknowledgement that copyright belongs to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • You are not permitted to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of this website. No part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' website or any material appearing on the site, may be reproduced, stored in or transmitted on any other website or medium without the prior written permission of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Requests to republish any material may be sent to the IALS Webmaster:

Website Images

Our website features images representing our activities and services.

Website photography

Lloyd Sturdy Photography
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Additional photography

Lindsey Caffin, Lisa Davies, Steven Whittle and individual photographers as credited.
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Although every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the pages of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' website we cannot guarantee that the content or 'facilities' of the website will always be current, accurate or complete.

To help us maintain and develop a high quality service, please alert us if you suspect that information on the site is inaccurate, incomplete or significantly out of date. Your help is very much appreciated. Please contact the IALS Webmaster:

Whilst the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, the Institute will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of the University of London.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies reserves the right to remove, vary or amend any of the content of its website at any time and without prior notice.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies provides links and pointers to Internet sites and information maintained by third parties. Neither IALS, its staff nor the University of London operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on such sites. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is not responsible for the content of external websites. References and links to any such sites shall not be taken as an endorsement by the University of opinions expressed or services provided at those sites.

The information and materials carried by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website and links to third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular IALS shall not be liable for special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the IALS website or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time at its sole discretion.

Privacy and Cookies

Usage Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) uses and protects any information that you provide to us when you use the IALS website and IALS online services. This page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we may share it with other parties.

By continuing your navigation of this site and IALS online services provided by it you are consenting to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and School of Advanced Study, University of London collecting and using your information for the purposes stated below.

Privacy commitment and Personal information statement

IALS may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of our websites. This data includes your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation, and download activity from our websites
Information provided by you to us for the purpose of registration such as events. Registration requires that you provide us with your First Name; Surname; email address; and usually Professional Status; Country; and Institutional Affiliation
Any other information that you choose to send to us.

The information is gathered purely for statistical and archival purposes. We will not use this data for profit or disclose any information to third parties unless required to do so by law. The general statistics we collect regarding user activity do not disclose private or specific information regarding individual users.

Please see also the Privacy Statement of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Cookies - Information automatically collected from your computer

When you visit and our associated online services the IALS may store some information commonly known as a "cookie"

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files used by a website to 'request' information from your website or mobile device browser, return the information to the website and then store the information. Cookies can be requested by any website and are placed on your device's hard drive. Cookies allow the web application to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can control cookies through your web browser settings. Find out more about cookies and how to manage them on the Directgov website.

Use of cookies by the IALS

We only collect personally non-identifiable information for reporting and analysis purposes. We may collect the following information:

  • number of visitors including unique visitors to the site
  • number of page views
  • time spent viewing pages
  • type of browsers used to view the site
  • number of document and/or video downloads

We collect and analyse this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service by making improvements to our website and IALS online services.

We also use these statistics in reporting on our activities to our UK funders i.e. Higher Education Funding Council for England.

We will not disclose this information to third parties (except as specified above)

Our website and online service also contain links to other websites. Once you have followed these links to leave our site, please remember that IALS privacy and cookie policies no longer apply and we are not responsible for the privacy notices and practices of other websites linked from our own.

If you have any further questions about the information collected please contact the IALS Digital Manager:


IALS Digital Takedown Policy

Complaint about the content of any IALS Digital web item or resource should first be made by email or by post to the IALS Digital Manager. If an Out-of-Office reply is received, the complaint should be passed to the member of IALS staff named in that reply.

If the complaint is deemed to be genuinely made, then the digital item will be removed temporarily from public view, promptly following receipt of the complaint and pending further investigation. This removal should not be construed as having any bearing on the validity or otherwise of the complaint.

Enquiries will be made as to the validity of the complaint, and a decision made as to whether the item should be permanently hidden from public view or re-exposed. This decision will be made with recourse in all cases to the Management Committee of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

SAS-Space Takedown Policy see

Other Policies

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is committed to the School of Advanced  Study, University of London policies on equal opportunities in education and employment.