Our Legal Team

Our legal team at Tindall Gask Bentley have been assisting SASSLA for 15 years. They are skilled in industrial relations and experts in assisting school leaders with all legal issues and opinions relating to their role.

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers
www.tgb.com.au

Morry Bailes Morry Bailes
Managing Partner

Areas of Expertise:

  • Defamation
  • Associations Law
  • Industrial and Employment Law
  • Criminal and Disciplinary
  • Royal Commissions
  • Litigation
Amber Sprague Amber Sprague
Partner

Areas of Expertise:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Issues and Unfair Dismissals
  • Industrial and Employment Law
Andrew Clare Andrew Clare
Senior Lawyer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Industrial and Employment Law
  • Workplace Issues
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Disciplinary
Luke Officer Luke Officer
Associate

Areas of Expertise:

  • Criminal and Disciplinary, including ICAC investigations/enquries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Industrial and Employment Law
  • Guardianship and Administration
  • Detainment and Orders under the Mental Health Act

 

 

Why SASSLA?

  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support. Neither DECD nor the AEU can be relied upon to support you when something happens. Join now and let SASSLA be your safety net!
  • What would happen if a staff member and you both needed representation from the AEU on the same matter? We provide a voice and uncompromising advocacy for school leaders.
  • Membership fees are $28.87 per fortnight and are tax deductible. Far more cost effective than the AEU.
  • We maintain our independence from political parties and DECD to ensure we represent your views.
  • Free conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
  • Regular e-news, web and social media updates about leaders' work and legal matters affecting education.
Join today

Testimonials

SASSLA
SASSLA is the sounding board school leaders need.  It is unfortunate that principals and other leaders need this type of protection but when needed it is efficient, supportive and acted on in a timely manner.  SASSLA provides a highly confidential service through email, phone conversations or site visits.  This organisation provides independent legal advice for a group of educators who experience common issues and are open to litigation.