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Sydney Attorney
David Ford

Phone: +61 2 9291 7100


Languages: English

David’s knowledge of the law is matched by practical experience. He has been on the board of many companies, and not-for-profits. He continues to serve in this way.

David practises extensively for organisations in the not-for-profit sector. He is known for his expertise in education law. He acts for many independent schools and other educational institutions. He consults to the boards of schools and charities on governance issues and regularly presents seminars to school teachers and administrators on education law issues. He is an experienced workplace investigator.

David has presented at conferences in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Belgium, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and throughout Australia. In addition, he has also published numerous papers on topics as varied as student rights, teachers’ liability, teachers/counsellors and confidentiality, bullying, outdoor education, discrimination, LGBTI students, child protection and investigations.

David also guides our clients in their estate planning. His particular expertise is in trusts, wills and complex estate administration.

Key Professional Achievements:

  • a Fellow of The Taxation Institute
  • a member of the Charity Law Association of Australian and New Zealand
  • a member of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association, a former director and Treasurer of ANZELA Board and a former President of its NSW Chapter
  • a member of the English, American and South African Education Law Associations
  • a reviewer for the International Journal of Law and Education
  • a member of the Editorial Board of the CCH School Principals Legal Guide
  • the editor of Education Law Notes, which keep schools throughout Australia up-to-date with education law developments
  • a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators

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Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers

Level 18, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Law Firm Contact: Selwyn Black

Tel: +61 2 9291 7100

Fax: +61 2 9221 1117



Member Since: 2014

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