Education Law
A thorough understanding of the needs for a modern education provider
Wynn Williams provides advice to both public and independent schools and tertiary education facilities, across the full range of legal services required.

We have a thorough understanding of the Education Act and other relevant laws; as well as Ministry of Education requirements, Board of Trustees administration, and funding mechanisms.  Our team can offer a cross-disciplinary approach to the varied legal requirements of a modern education provider.

We regularly advise on:
  • property & commercial law
  • Education Act compliance
  • trust law
  • privacy law
  • public law (internal school rules)
  • collective employment agreements & negotiations




The amenability of private school decisions to judicial review

The question of whether private school decisions are amenable to judicial review has yet to be answered in New Zealand. James Anson-Holland’s recent article The Amenability of Private School Decisions to Judicial Review published in the Public Law Review (2019) 30 PLR 106 discusses the conflicting judicial and academic debate within the Commonwealth in order to conclude that private education is sufficiently public to attract judicial review.

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
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