Schools, vocational and tertiary institutions, training providers and early childhood educators and carers have unique needs in an increasingly litigious, complex and regulated environment.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in the education sector, having acted for both government and private institutions including the NSW Department of Education, TAFE Commission, universities and leading independent schools on instructions either directly received or through insurers. Our lawyers have also acted for early childhood educators and carers.

We provide practical and hands-on support and competent and professional advice in a range of legal issues and disputes, including litigation, to education authorities and professionals on a daily basis. We act in matters that are highly sensitive and carry reputational risk. Our lawyers have acted in matters involving catastrophic physical injury to students arising from accidents, permanent personal injury arising from professional negligence in vocational placement and devastating mental illness caused by sexual abuse. We have acted in over 300 historical sexual abuse claims.

Our area of work includes:

  • Assault and battery
  • Bullying
  • Child protection
  • Confidentiality
  • Contract drafting, compliance and dispute
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Discipline
  • Discrimination
  • Duty of care
  • Education industry regulation and reform
  • Education Law
  • Historical sexual assault
  • Investigations
  • Outdoor education
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Privacy
  • Professional negligence
  • Professional conduct
  • Public and premises liability
  • Statutory and Regulatory Compliance
  • Suspensions and expulsions
  • Victimisation