• September 2019

  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    17 Sep 2019 9:00am - 17 Sep 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    An overview of SMSF constraints and related issues. This program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the essentials. The program includes:

    • Restraints on provision of advice regarding SMSFs
    • New SMSF deeds – key attributes
    • Existing SMSF deeds – review issues
    • Control issues & options
    • SMSFs and non-residents
    • Contributions
    • Investment strategies
    • Leases of business real property
    • Funding & security alternatives
    • Instalment warrants – features
    • Fixed unit trusts
    • Documenting investment strategies – investment phase
    • Segregation v non-segregation – investment phase
    • Managing SMSF breaches
    • Use of investment & other reserves
    • Contingency planning for SMSFs
    • Insurance policies
    • Transitional issues
    • Transferring wealth to superannuation at or near retirement
    • Overview – retirement benefits
    • Transition to retirement income streams
    • Income streams commenced at or post retirement
    • Advice regarding superannuation and insurance
    • Asset protection – bankruptcy clawback powers
    • Payment of superannuation death benefits – options
    • Death benefit options
    • Life insurance & superannuation
    • Generating excepted income for minor dependants
    • Control issues – externally managed funds
    • Control issues – SMSFs
    • Second generation SMSFs
    • Forward planning strategies

    Presented by: Allan Swan, Director - Estate Planning EQUATION – Preventative Law

    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    6.0
    $495.00
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    17 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 17 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will give you the confidence you need when appearing in the major jurisdictions as well as tips for obtaining the best outcome for your client on the day. Enhance your advocacy skills and gain confidence! 

    This seminar covers the following:

    • Interacting with opposing representatives
    • Standing matters down
    • Preparing yourself and your client 
    • Familiarise yourself with the court procedures
    • Dealing with the registry
    • Advocacy tips and tricks
    • Appearing with confidence and overcoming the nerves
    • Announcing your appearance
    • Obtaining your client’s instructions from the Bar table
    • Handing up documents
    • Leaving the Bar table
    • Addressing the judicial officer presiding

    Presented by: Evelyn Tadros, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019
    18 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 18 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Are you aware of the Harman Obligation? Did you know it can apply in Family Law matters?

    This session considers the Harman Obligation not to use documents obtained through litigation for an ulterior purpose.  Focusing on Family Law proceedings, this seminar discusses issues including:

    • When the obligation arises;
    • What kind of documents it applies to;
    • When it comes to an end;
    • When a party can be excused from compliance; and
    • Potential cost consequences.

    Presented by: Robyn Wheeler, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Thursday, 19 September 2019
    19 Sep 2019 9:00am - 19 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

     

    This program will be chaired by:

    Lauren Cassimatis, Principal Director, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Gallant Law

    Preparing Complex Bail Applications - Post Reforms 

    This session will provide guidance on preparing complex Bail Applications in light of recent cases dealing with:

    • Compelling reason
    • Exceptional Circumstances
    • Unacceptable risk
    • Failure to provide reasons

    Presented by: 

    Stephanie Joosten, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    and

    Anthony Pyne, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Case Update and New Developments 

    This session outlines recent cases and emerging developments in relation to the following key areas:

    • Video-Link psychological testing and reports of accused individuals - Are they valid?
    • ‘Catfishing’ cases
    • Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019 - Impact on suppression laws
    • Contempt of court - Online reporting and podcasts of cases and accused
    • Youth Offences and Jurisdiction

    Presented by: Rosalind Avis, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Negotiating Hard Ball 

    Whether you are the prosecutor or acting for the accused, it is critical to constantly sharpen your negotiating skills.

    This session will focus on advanced negotiating techniques that can enable you to play hard ball whilst still retaining trust and respect from your adversary.

    Presented by: Carmen Randazzo S.C, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Tendency and Coincidence Evidence - How Complex Can It Be? 

    This is a complex and evolving area where the outcome can turn on subtle considerations of the evidence.

    This session will delve into the critical aspects of this evidentiary maze in light of recent High Court Cases.

    Presented by: Julien Lowy, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    4.0
    $490.00
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  • Tuesday, 24 September 2019
    24 Sep 2019 1:00pm - 24 Sep 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will focus on recent cases and address the potential impact of those decisions in light of previous authorities including issues on:

    • Legal reasonableness
    • Relevance
    • Evidence
    • Materiality – Hossain and SZMTA
    • Hearsay

    Presented by: Trevor Wallwork, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 9:00am - 25 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

     

    This conference is designed to ensure you know how best to advise your client facing a Regulatory Investigation and / or Prosecution. From providing information through to preparing your client for examination, you cannot afford to miss this important program! 

     

    The conference will be chaired by:

    Matthew Peckham, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Preparing for ASIC Investigations and Examinations 

    Preparing documents, witnesses and the client can be particularly tricky when a client is facing potential regulatory penalties or worse.

    This session will outline the key steps and matters to take into account  when preparing for these often stressful proceedings.

    Presented by: David Grant, Partner, Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers - Recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer, and Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer, Doyles Guide 2018 / 2019

    Cooperation and Mitigation 

    Recent high profile cases show that early negotiation and willingness to cooperate can mitigate the outcome of a regulatory investigation and legal action.  A Court may take account of issues such as early cooperation even if the regulator hasn’t.

    This session will focus on advising a client how to best deal with investigations in order to secure a better outcome with regulators, or in court, should the matter proceed to hearing.

    Presented by: Lucinda Hill, Counsel, Ashurst

    and

    James Clarke, Partner, Ashurst

    Privilege, Waiver and Confidential Information

    This session will address latest cases dealing with the risks associated with the provision of confidential information to a regulator.  What are the factors to weigh up when advising a client in relation to the provision of information.

    Presented by: Jacob Uljans, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

    Regulatory Investigations and Self-Incrimination 

    This session will focus on the tips and pitfalls around claiming privilege against self-incrimination in regulatory enquiries.

    Presented by: Kieran Hickie, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    4.0
    $490.00
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  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 25 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar is designed to help you prepare for Personal Injury trials and deal with unexpected challenges. This seminar is a must for PI lawyers. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Essential preparation tasks;
    • Settlement negotiations to avoid trail
    • How to deal with problematic evidence that arises pre and mid trial;
    • Considering witnesses and discovery;
    • Liaising with insurers and experts
    • Helpful tips and tactics 

    Presented by: John Simpson, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • October 2019

  • Wednesday, 9 October 2019
    9 Oct 2019 9:00am - 9 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop covers all of the essential elements in the practice of business law from setting up company structures to conducting commercial transactions.

    The program includes:

    • Partnerships
    • Deeds
    • Business names
    • Acting for the vendor
    • Acting for a purchaser
    • Searches
    • Settlements
    • Finance
    • Insurance issues

    This program aims to provide a well rounded foundation for confident practice in this area.


    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    5.5
    $495.00
  • Wednesday, 9 October 2019
    9 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 9 Oct 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Would you know how to respond if your client asked you to source personal or confidential information to assist in the course of litigation including settlement negotiation? Would you know how to respond if they sought to provide such information to you? Where is the line between acceptable litigation strategy and a breach of privacy which is or may be unlawful?

    This unique seminar will outline the sort of information which is regarded as acceptable use of personal information in litigation and negotiation and what would be regarded as a breach of privacy legislation and guidelines.

    Our presenter will outline the key issues including:

    • What information is regarded as personal information
    • What information is regarded as confidential information
    • What information may breach legislation
    • What is the impact on claims of unfairness or other ground for challenging settlements
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019
    16 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 16 Oct 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This practical session will provide guidance on drafting key will clauses and will deal with some of the complexities and nuances of will drafting.


    This session will also cover:

    • Appointment of executors
    • Bequests and devices
    • Residue clauses
    • Superannuation streaming
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 17 October 2019
    17 Oct 2019 9:00am - 17 Oct 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

    This conference will be chaired by:

    Justin Vaatstra, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler - Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer, Doyle's Guide 2018

    This conference provides an in-depth analysis of several key issues facing Insolvency practitioners as follows:

    Insolvent Trading Trusts: Dealing with Trust Assets and Creditors 

    In the recent decision of Carter Holt Harvey v Commonwealth [2019] HCA 20 (Re Amerind), the High Court has clarified how an insolvent corporate trustee is to deal with the assets of a trading trust.  In doing so, the Court resolved the long-standing tension between the divergent decisions of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Re Enhill and the Full Court the Supreme Court of South Australian in Re Suco Gold.  

    This session will discuss the High Court decision in Re Amerind, deal with the distinction between the use of company and trust assets when paying trust creditors, look at the obligation of an insolvent trustee when holding assets as a bare trustee only and consider the issue of liquidator remuneration.

    Presented by: Christopher Brown, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Conflicts of Interest and Liquidators 

    This session looks at Liquidators Duties particularly in regard to the following:

    • Conflicts of interest and Liquidators acting as liquidator in multiple related company structures, including wholly owned subsidiaries; and
    • Setting the criteria to adequately address the potential problem of acting with a conflict of interest - Go Energy Group Ltd (in liquidation) [2019] NSWSC.

    Presented by: David Dickens, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox

    Voluntary Administration 

    This session covers:

    • Deeds of Company Arrangement post Australia of Mighty River International Limited v Hughes, Mighty River International Limited v Mineral Resources Limited [2018] HCA;
    • Validity of a Holding DOCA;
    • Challenging and setting aside a DOCA;
    • The Courts powers to set aside; and
    • Voluntary Administrators, Costs and Equitable Liens Re GGA Lifestyle Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) ; ex parte Woodhouse [2019] WASC.

     

    Presented by: 

    David Newman, Partner, Maddocks, and

    Melissa Jeremiah, Senior Associate, Maddocks

    Directors including Successive Directors Duties Update  

    This session covers recent cases dealing with directors obligations to provide records to a liquidator. The session will cover:

    • Financial records, obligations and defences on liquidation;
    • Successive directors defences; and
    • In the matter of substance Technologies pty ltd [2019] NSWSC

    Presented by: Raini Zambelli, Barrister and Mediator, Victorian Bar

    Use of Privileged Material by the ATO and Others in Pursuing Enquiries of Restructured Companies - Is It Okay? 

    This session will cover:

    • Cases dealing with the question of whether privileged or unlawfully acquired material can be used in enquiries or proceedings brought by the ATO;
    • Glencore International AG and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation of the Cth of Australia and Ors

    Presented by: Nigel Watson, Consultant, Colin Biggers & Paisley

     

    4.0
    $490.00
  • Monday, 21 October 2019 - Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    21 Oct 2019 9:00am - 22 Oct 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Gain technical skills in conveyancing transactions which will equip you to confidently operate in legal professional practice as a lawyer or senior conveyancer.

    This interactive and practical workshop covers the essentials, including the following topics:

    • Conduct title searches
    • Make applications for certificates and permits from statutory authorities
    • E-conveyancing and VOI (Verification of Identity)
    • Prepare contracts of sale of real estate
    • Draft vendors' statements
    • Draft transfers of land
    • Attend to mortgage documentation
    • Attend to settlement procedures, stamping and registration
    • Attend to Post settlement procedures
    • PEXA Overview

    This workshop introduces practitioners to all aspects of the conveyancing process from property ownership, how the Sale of Land Act 1962 is applied to contracts for the sale of real estate, searches and lodgement of forms, as well as providing an overview of a conveyancing process from initial instructions to post settlement.

    During this workshop, a representative from PEXA will address the key changes to property-related transactions and will guide you through the PEXA processes and procedures as they currently stand.

    This workshop is ideal for legal practitioners new to practice in this area or those requiring a refresher, as well as those who wish to work in a legal office or conveyancing department in senior conveyancing role.

    11.0
    $695.00