New Zealand Principals Federation Services

Legal Resources And Support


Note this legal advice and support is only available to members of the New Zealand Principals' Federation.

NZPF Legal Advice and Support Scheme (Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd)

The NZPF strongly recommends that members become part of this scheme.   

Principals who pay for their own Legal Advice Support Scheme and then move school, will still own the contract and the contract moves with them.  If the owner of the contract is the board, then the cover will be for the principal in that school at that time.  The board should notify Crombie Lockwood if a change of principal occurs.

The Legal Support Application Form includes an outline of the kind of support available.

Click here for the Application Form >
Click here for Employment Advice for Principals >
Click here for examples of issues principals have encountered >

Legal Opinions

Following are a range of legal opinion documents.

Access & Use of Information >>

Enrolment of Children under 6 >> 

Transiton Programme >>

Student Liability >> 


Special Needs >>

Education Review Office >>

EOTC Opinion >>

Issues Database >>



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