Emil Ford Lawyers

David Ford

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BA LLM (Hons) FTI — Partner

David heads our Business Law team and advises in relation to:

  • Corporate structures

  • Governance issues

  • Employment issues

  • Business contracts

  • Taxation in all its forms

  • Intellectual Property

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.

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.

David is:

  • a Fellow of The Taxation Institute
  • a member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • a member of the Law Council of Australia (and its Business Law Section)
  • a member of the Charity Law Association of Australian and New Zealand
  • a member of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association and a former President of its NSW Chapter
  • a member of the English, American and South African Education Law Associations
  • 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
Suite 4 Level 5
580 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9267 9800
Fax: +61 2 9283 2553