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Education Law NZ is a specialist public and education law firm providing practical legal advice, advocacy and support across New Zealand on all aspects of Education Law.
Barrister & Solicitor
MA(Hons) LLB(Hons) Dip Tching
Carol Anderson combines skills from a background in education and law which make her particularly qualified to assist clients with educational issues and disputes.Learn more
So thank you for your advice – I felt much better after speaking to you and certainly seemed to help reach an outcome we are happy with.
Parent, State Integrated Boarding School
Thank you so much Carol, I could not have done this without your guidance.
Parent, suspension meeting, State School
This is so helpful and provides really clear direction for all concerned. …Thank you for your understanding and practical advice. When we stood back and looked at the situation it became quite obvious what we as a school needed to do however like many things the closer you are to the situation the more cloudy it gets!
Principal, Intermediate School, Auckland
You have been so helpful, our sister organisation in Victoria, Australia is interested if you have contacts there in the field of education law.
Trustee, Private Education Trust
Asking Carol for help was the best decision! I had a complex retrospective problem with my University about my Postgraduate Diploma. It involved major past misinformation and miscommunication. I felt helpless, as I was facing the loss of a high number of academic credits and tuition fees and several years of part-time study. I had been anxious about involving a lawyer but then, one day before my final meeting at the University, I found the courage to contact Carol. What a fantastic decision that was! She made time to talk to me before my meeting, found ‘a way out’ and coached me about how to best approach the conversation. The outcome is fantastic. My degree was awarded, my relationship with the University was reconciled, and I am ‘super’ happy to now be starting my Masters. I will always be grateful to Carol for saving my education.
I requested the services of Carol Anderson during a very trying time in my life, when I was facing several difficulties with my University. I was forced to appear before a university committee at short notice and Carol was considerate to take my concerns up, when other solicitors refused. Thereafter, she put her utmost effort and time to make the relevant preparations to put forward my concerns in a most effective manner. …I appreciate her visiting the university committee with me at a very short notice and for all the effort and support she provided me during my hardship. After my matter was sorted, she followed up and was helpful in finalizing the matter as well. I thank Carol wholeheartedly and would recommend her services in the education law sphere to all that I know.
Our team were very fortunate to work with Carol when the Board was faced with a complex and difficult issue. Carol’s common sense approach and experience ensured we received invaluable legal advice and guidance. We very much appreciated her knowledge and expertise and warmly recommend her to future clients.
Carol assisted us with our private school registration process. Her involvement was immensely productive and helped us navigate the Education Act requirements as well as adopt the right approach in dealing with regulators. She is a seasoned practitioner who brought judgement and perspective to our team. She was able to quickly understand our school’s concept, which existed on paper and did not squarely fit into the current legislation or practice, and recommend a pragmatic approach. Her years of expertise in the legal field and with regulators combined with intimate knowledge of the current education system make her an invaluable strategic advisor. We would not hesitate to recommend Carol to anyone starting a school. We will also gladly use her again to help us on our journey of implementing our school’s vision.
“When we had a problem with a school that decided to take legal action, we sought out a person that could provide us with the right advice. Carol Anderson challenged my thoughts on what I believed was the best way to respond and really helped us to focus on structured approach to resolving the matter. With her help, we were able to settle the matter and will be forever grateful for the integrity, professionalism and care that Carol brought to the table.”
I wanted to write to you to thank you for everything you have helped me with over the last two weeks. The meeting we had was very good, and I believe my attitude (as encouraged by you) in my emails and in the meeting really helped things move smoothly. ...I feel like this is a good resolution. I am very grateful for how you guided me and worked with me to compose my emails and also a plan for the meeting.