Makinson & d'Apice specialises in education law. We deliver expert legal advice and representation throughout NSW. Clients include:
State Government school system
Catholic school system
early childhood learning centres
educational trusts and foundations
education related charities
insurers who carry risks in the education sector.
Our specialist legal services span liability claims and insurance; construction and property transactions for schools; financial arrangements; trusts and bequests; reputation management; employment issues; bullying, harassment, discrimination; and rights of access.
Makinson & d'Apice is regarded as a leader in education law, not just because we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields, but because we know it's important to be practical, supportive, commercial and approachable. We give clear and well founded legal advice.
The education sector depends on us for:
appreciation of challenges and issues
answers rather than more questions
clear recommendations - not just options
well conceived strategy and wise counsel rather than stand-alone opinion
the highest professional standards and legal support to preserve reputations.
Of course we care deeply about the law, but we're also here to make life easier in the education sector and to make the law make sense for you.
Education law services
With important reputational and risk implications, Makinson & d'Apice carefully and sensitively navigates the legal issues and challenges before the education sector.
Our services include:
- insurance claims
- negligence claims
- accidents before and after school
- accidents in the classroom
- accidents in the playground
- accidents during PE and sporting activities
- accidents during excursions and camps
- dangerous objects and structures
- bullying and harassment
- personal injury matters
- professional standards/misconduct issues
- sexual abuse claims
- disability issues
- fairness and natural justice
- educational malpractice
- inquests and coronial matters
- policies and procedures
- employment issues
- occupational health and safety
- WorkCover prosecutions
- schools and university funding
- trusts and foundations
- advice to board members and trustees
- commercial relationships
- construction and building projects
- building defects and disputes
- intellectual property and licensing
- technology contracts and disputes
- commercial disputes
- debt recovery
- sale and purchases
Our Education Law Team
Makinson & d'Apice has earned a stand out leadership position as education law specialists in NSW.
We serve education authorities, schools, colleges, and education risk carriers with astute and dependable legal advice to develop optimal outcomes to claims and disputes and deliver impressive commercial and funding results.
Professional excellence plus sincere and long-term commitment to education law characterises each and every member of our specialist team.