Education & Training

 

We have been acting for clients in the education and training sector for a number of years. Our clients include universities, TAFEs, research institutions, registered training organisations and group training organisations.

Our cross-practice team is able to assist clients in relation to the following areas:

  • employment and industrial relations: agreements and workplace strategies, industrial and common law disputes, termination of employment and redundancies, discrimination, bullying and harassment claims, immigration and visa applications;
  • general commercial: structuring and negotiations of agreement documentation, general contract preparation, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and standard terms and conditions, and corporate governance;
  • intellectual property: copyright and trade mark applications, infringements and oppositions, licensing; and
  • property: acquisitions and disposals, building and construction projects, leasing and rates and land tax advice.

Key contacts

Alison has more than 20 years’ experience in a wide-ranging employment practice, advising private sector and public sector clients...

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

In the corporate space, Jacqui regularly advises and assists client with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, corporate compliance and...

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