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 Eighth Annual Schools Law & Regulatory Conference

Conference,Schools Law,Eighth Annual Schools Law & Regulatory Conference
Thursday 4 & Friday 5 May 2023

Crown Melbourne

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In the past year, schools have been grappling with a growing number of complex legal and regulatory issues. Whether it's teacher burnout and stress, parental disputes, child safety concerns or managing financial arrangements with stakeholders - there are no shortage of challenges for those in the education system. The 8th Annual Schools Law and Regulatory Conference hosted by TEN The Education Network examines these key challenges, along with best practice guidance on privacy and confidentiality issues, along with contract and policies management.

Day 1 - Thursday 4 May 2023

Managing Risks in Schools

  • School Sport: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times
  • Workplace Stress and Burnout in Schools
  • Stop Right Now Thank You Very Much: Reviewing Contracts and Policies post-Brindabella
  • Managing Complaints and Resolving Disputes in Schools

Taking Care of Business

  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Sharing in Schools
  • Good Governance and Adjacent Entities in Schools
  • Beware the Forbidden Fruit: Prohibited Financial Arrangements and Independent Schools

Day 2 - Friday 5 May 2023

Wellbeing and Child Safety in Schools

  • Not So Social: Managing Behaviour of Students Outside the Classroom
  • Responding to Child Safety Concerns and Allegations Against Staff
  • The interplay between Family Law, Family Violence and Child Safety for Schools

Diversity and Inclusivity in Schools

  • Accommodating Disability in Schools
  • We’re all in this Together: Gender Identity, Sexual Preferences and Inclusivity in Faith-based Schools

David Ford, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Sydney

Paul O’Halloran, Partner, Dentons Australia Limited, Melbourne

Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Alistair Macpherson, Managing Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, and Executive Director (Public Policy and Advocacy) for Associated Christian Schools, Brisbane

Leah Mooney, Director, KPMG, Brisbane

Elizabeth Shalders, Special Counsel, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, Melbourne

Cecelia Irvine-So, Practice Leader, Moores, Melbourne

Sonya Parsons, Partner, Mills Oakley, Sydney

Ben Tallboys, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers; Legal Consultant to the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, Melbourne

Fiona Manderson, Director of Compliance and Risk, and Inhouse Counsel, Hillcrest Christian College, Gold Coast

Trent Forno, Partner, MinterEllison, Brisbane

Jennifer Parkes, Partner, Hicksons Lawyers, Newcastle

Libby Klein, Director, Social Impact Legal, Melbourne

Sebastian Reid, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

  • The conference is always of a very high standard, with quality presenters and good organisation. In my opinion, this is the best Schools Law conference in the market.
  • This conference was one of the best professional development experiences I've engaged with for some time. Every presenter was an expert in their field with exceptional skills in communicating and presenting in engaging ways.
  • It is clearly the premier conference on the subject matter and provides excellent opportunities for effective networking.
  • Having the lawyers remain for break times was helpful in building connections and asking context specific questions. I would highly recommended this Conference to Colleagues.
  • Thank you for being topical, relevant and precise in your advice.

All delegates attending the conference will receive a CPD Certificate confirming attendance.

  • Lawyers (except WA):  11 CPD units (substantive law).
  • WA Lawyers:  6 CPD points (substantive law) - being the maximum claimable per event by the LPBWA.  TEN is an accredited QA provider.

If you register and pay by 14 April 2023 you will pay only $2013 – a saving of $165 off the full price conference registration fee of $2178.

Multiple registration discount? 

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this conference the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration
  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration
  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To apply this discount please contact Jenna Pickrell (details below).

One-day only? We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Jenna.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Manager, Jenna Pickrell, on (03) 8601 7729 or email: jenna@tved.net.au

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