Education/school law

Education/school law

PCL Lawyers is able to assist in all matters of school and education law for institutions across all levels in Melbourne and greater Victoria. An expert education lawyer is able to assist schools, colleges and universities with a range of legal matters, such as registering as a not-for-profit, obtaining tax exemption, to enrolment processes, property acquisition, and any governance issues that might arise.

Advising on a Variety of School Law Issues

An experienced school lawyer can advise school Boards and staff in relation to the following matters:

Contracts (including drafting, review and breach) of all types.

Enrolment Matters (including enrolment contracts).

Employment-related matters (including executive and other employment contracts, unfair dismissal, employee disputes, restraint of trade and protections of confidential information)

Equipment Leasing and Hire

Family Law – Advice on family law matters impacting schools


Insurance and risk management advice

Intellectual Property (including trademarks and copyright)

Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Real Estate

  • Buying and selling real estate (commercial conveyancing)
  • Retail Leasing
  • Commercial Leasing – retail leases and non-retail leases

Debt Recovery for non-payment fees

Litigation and Disputes

  • Dispute Resolution(between staff members, staff and students, staff and parents)

Commercial Litigation

  • Trade marks, brand protection, trade practices, employment and lease litigation

Student matters including complaints, parent matters and allegations against the school

Taxation matters including tax compliance

To discuss your situation with an experienced education lawyer, or for comprehensive advice on any school law matters in Melbourne or anywhere in Victoria, call PCL Lawyers today on 1300 907 335. Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we will promptly respond.

  • CBD Office

    Level 8, 446 Collins Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000

  • Moorabbin Office

    Level 1, 441 South Road
    Moorabbin Vic 3189

  • Chadstone Office

    Level 8, 1341 Dandenong Rd,
    Chadstone VIC 3148


    Ground Flr, 435 Nepean HWY
    Frankston Vic 3199

  • Preston Office

    Ground Flr, 84 Hotham St,
    Preston VIC 3072