John MacPhail


John MacPhail is a commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in advising and assisting schools and educational institutions in intellectual property, privacy, IT and telecommunications, internet and social media law.

Further, he has acted for a number of schools, universities and further education institutions providing advice on various commercial matters.

John is consecutively listed in Doyle’s Guide as a leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyer (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) and a leading Intellectual Property Lawyer (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) in South Australia. Further, he is recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia list for 2013, 2014 & 2015 list as an ‘expert’ in Intellectual Property law. ALB Legal News magazine’s review of IP practitioners described John as being ‘… knowledgeable and helpful “right from the start“‘, as giving ‘good, practical advice‘, and as having ‘great availability‘ and being ‘responsible and astute’.

John provides schools and educational institutions advice on privacy issues and commercial matters