Shaw Academy seeks second examinership as reputation suffers after rapid expansion

The online education platform, which was the subject of a large volume of customer complaints during the pandemic, has petitioned for protection from creditors again

Shaw Academy, the online education platform, has had a large number of customer complaints during the pandemic. Picture: Getty

Shaw Academy, the troubled online education platform, has today petitioned the High Court for examinership for the second time.

Two companies attached to the business, Shaw Academy Limited and Shaw Education Group, are seeking approval from the courts for a period of protection from creditors while a plan is devised for the group’s future survival.

Meanwhile the group’s co-founder and chief executive James Egan is on leave from that position, the court was told. Egan ...