Many areas of legal regulation and risk affect the delivery of educational services in Australia.

With substantial experience across the sector, Piper Alderman’s education and schools team is well equipped to advise clients on the full range of legal issues specific to them. Having acted for numerous Australian educational institutions, we are proud to have carved a niche as a leading provider of legal services in this space. Our clients know they can trust us to navigate the increasingly complex challenges their organisations face.

We understand the unique pressures faced by educators of every kind. We act for clients in both the private and government education sectors, including schools, pre-schools, and higher education institutions. Our clients can be confident that our tailored legal advice is practical, timely and cost-effective.

Piper Alderman offers a comprehensive suite of legal services of relevance to the educational sector. This includes industrial and employment law, work health and safety, duty of care, child protection, family law (in relation to parental disputes with ramifications for schools) discrimination law, enrolment contracts and their termination, corporate structuring and corporate governance. Other specialty areas of law of relevance to the sector include privacy, general commercial law, procurement, information and communications technology contracts, intellectual property protection, defamation and media law, property, dispute resolution, taxation and superannuation.

Corporate & Commercial


Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Employment & Labour

Intellectual Property & Technology

Privacy & Data Protection

Property & Development



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