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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
KEY CONTACTS

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.

The challenges of COVID-19 have left independent schools facing increased pressures with significant economic losses from the community’s economic contraction and the loss of international students.

Many schools have been working hand-in-hand with parents to find sustainable solutions so that students are not impacted by the financial effects of COVID-19.

Not surprisingly, schools have demonstrated their resilience in the face of adversity and begun diversifying their offerings to adapt such as an increase in hybrid learning styles and the use of remote learning, enabling clients to attract more students and diversify their revenue streams.

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

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