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Professional and Public Services

We're working with the professional and public services sector to address the growing threat posed by disruptive digital technology, including fintech, insurtech, lawtech and cybercrime.

We do this by providing talent, skills and innovative expertise in key areas including big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and cyber security.

Our partnerships

Our current professional and public services strategic partners are;

  • Browne Jacobson LLP - private and public sector legal experts, Browne Jacobson offers clear opinions and straightforward legal advice - locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Freeths LLP - Freeths are a top 50, full service commercial law firm with 13 offices spread across the UK. Clients include Aldi, Tarmac, Experian, Lloyds Bank, and many charities, universities, and businesses.
  • Potter Clarkson LLP - Potter Clarkson are an award-winning, top-tier firm of European patent and trademark attorneys and IP lawyers, and one of the largest full-service intellectual property practices in Europe.
  • Refinitiv - serving more than 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries, Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
  • Santander - Santander Universities is a strategic intiiative to aid higher education and innovation through practical and financial support in the UK.

Read more about our strategic partners.


NTU's Strategic Partnerships team works with professional services firms in banking, accountancy and finance, law, and the insurance and consultancy industries.

Our expertise in law, science and business means that we can excel in levering our research excellence, teaching and industry connections to create organisational competitive advantage. Our partners include Browne Jacobson, Refinitiv, Freeths, Santander, and Potter Clarkson.

Our strong partnership with Refinitiv has seen the development and delivery of the new Strategic Partnership Lecture Series imparting expert industry to knowledge to student, staff and local businesses.

For more information about NTU's professional and public services strategic partners, please get in touch by calling +44 (0)115 848 2728 or emailing