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FCW Lawyers act for education institutions and specialise in working with independent schools.

We assist schools to astutely manage their assets, contracts, and navigate the complex industrial, employment and safety environment in which they work.

We also advise school associations dedicated to innovating school pedagogies and advancing education.

  • Investigations into sexual abuse, misconduct and parental behaviour
  • Enterprise bargaining and disputes
  • Strategic workplace training
  • Trust and property restructuring
  • Commercial terms and conditions
  • Employee misconduct, Fair Work, and Federal Court disputes
  • Stand down disputes and court actions
  • Restructuring and redundancy advice, and disputes
  • Managing serious incidents and workers’ compensation claims/fitness for work

Managing Principal and Director

Principal Lawyer and Head of Commercial

Principal Lawyer and Head of Workplace

Industry Insights

In the current environment, schools are not only having to deal with the complexities of managing social distancing and remote learning, but also the evolving issue of student and staff welfare.

In 2021, all geographically based schools (i.e. those Independent schools who rely on a high majority of students coming from the surrounding
area), will feel the brunt of their community’s economic contraction.

We have been assisting schools restructure to be sustainable, maintain a high quality of education, and ensure student, staff, and school community welfare.

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