In the increasingly competitive market, funding demands are being placed on education providers for future expansion and growth. In addition, rapid technological change continues to provide both opportunities and challenges for education delivery.
For over a decade, our specialist team has acted for universities, schools and educational providers delivering legal solutions for their immediate problems as well as guidance on their long-term strategies.
Our advice for this sector ranges from structuring and governance through to finance, property and construction, planning and approvals, commercial contracts, corporate acquisitions, foreign investment, intellectual property, insurance, employment relations and safety matters.
In addition to our legal advice, our team are embedded in the sector and have an established history of championing numerous boards, committees, keynote speakers and lecturing opportunities, mentoring, scholarship initiatives and community programs.
Our team’s comprehensive understanding of the sector’s legal risks and issues enables their strategic and practical legal solutions.
James Cook University
Advised on the new $113 million private hospital co-located at the James Cook University, medical precinct in Townsville, Queensland.
University of Queensland
Advised the developer on the delivery of the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) for UQ adjacent to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
University of Newcastle
Advised on completion of the NeW Space site, a $95m landmark education precinct under development by the University of Newcastle, also acted on retail leasing across the Newcastle campus.
Central Queensland University
Review and upgrade of Central Queensland University’s general suite of contracts.
James Cook University
Advised on the Medical Facilities Precinct and the Tropical Queensland Centre for Oral Health.
Successfully acted for the school in the Land and Environment Court in relation to an appeal against a refusal of a development application for a new primary school by South Sydney Council.
Oxford Falls Grammar School
Major development project including appearing before an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel and acting for the school in the Land and Environment Court.
Hillbrook Anglican School and Iona College
Governance, property and commercial matters to Hillbrook Anglican school and Iona College in relation to scholarship funds.
Department of Education and Training
Advice and representation on enterprise bargaining matters and industrial disputes and advised on industrial matters such as award interpretation and disputes.