Nevett Ford Lawyers’ Not-for-Profit team was developed to specifically assist Not-for-Profit organisations with some of the challenges that they are currently facing with a respectful and victim-centric approach.

Nevett Ford has been providing legal advice to religious organisations and schools for over X years, dealing with institutional abuse claims. Providing advice in this area has established the team with a deep knowledge of the skills and approach required to deal with the sensitive and complex nature of these claims.

The team have extensive experience in negotiations and settlement conferences, with a view to a resolution that is practical with remunerative fairness.

The team includes Philip Brewin, an LIV accredited specialist in workplace relations, Shea Rowell, Senior Lawyer and Caron Easton, Lawyer.

Following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in which Nevett Ford represented an involved institution, this department was developed to address the growing demand and need for this expertise.

The team’s approach is pragmatic and efficient whilst ensuring the organisation is represented in a compassionate and reconciliatory manner respectful to the survivors of abuse.

The team are also able to advise on risk management strategies, structuring, policies and processes to ensure the client is adopting the best internal governance practices to ensure the safety of those it owes a duty of care, whilst minimising future opportunities for negligence.

Nevett Ford Lawyers prides itself on building quality relationships with its clients to achieve their objectives.