• July 2019

  • Monday, 22 July 2019
    22 Jul 2019 9:00am - 22 Jul 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an essential overview of Estate Planning from initial consideration of options, through to executors responsibilities, death benefits trusts and more. Gain confidence to be able to operate more effectively in this complex area.

    Topics covered are:

    •     Ownership - 4 key types
    •     Key planning issues
    •     Superannuation death benefits
    •     Drafting exercise - binding death benefit nomination
    •     Estate planning and existing family/hybrid trusts
    •     Key attributes for wills and testamentary trusts
    •     Drafting exercise - beneficiary controlled testamentary trust
    •     Vulnerable beneficiaries
    •     Means tested pension eligibility - operation of deeming rules
    •     Income tax concessions
    •     Capital gains tax
    •     Enduring powers of attorney
    •     Philanthropic or charitable trusts
    •     Executors' responsibilities
    •     Insurance death benefits trusts
    •     After the event estate planning

     

    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, 23 July 2019
    23 Jul 2019 9:00am - 23 Jul 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop is designed to give practitioners an introduction and overview of the planning system in Victoria. It will introduce practitioners to the application, objection and appeals procedure and includes a selection of Case Studies to be considered and discussed in relation to the procedures and issues involved. The enforcement provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and other controls will also be considered.

    Topics include:

    •     Planning framework including legislation
    •     Planning and responsible authorities
    •     Planning schemes
    •     Zoning
    •     Amendments
    •     Applications for review
    •     Compensation
    •     Proceedings in VCAT
    •     Application processes
    •     Objections
    •     Submissions

    Presented by: Matthew Townsend, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    5.5
    $495.00
  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019
    23 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 23 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In this seminar, our presenter, will use practical examples to highlight essential drafting techniques when preparing affidavits. This session will provide clear guidance on what to do and what not to do in order to prepare effective, admissible affidavits.

     This session will also cover:

    • The use of Affidavits in Court;
    • Tips on how evidence is presented in affidavits including Hearsay; and
    • Form, content and style.

     A must for all practitioners who want to improve their drafting skills!

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - Thursday, 25 July 2019
    24 Jul 2019 9:00am - 25 Jul 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This practical two day workshop provides an overview of the major jurisdictions with a particular focus on Magistrates', County, Supreme Courts with reference to Federal Court and VCAT.

    The program includes:

    •     Pre-litigation correspondence
    •     Without prejudice communications
    •     Offers of compromise
    •     Deciding jurisdiction
    •     Parties
    •     Service of documents
    •     Initiating proceedings
    •     Preparing complaints
    •     Pleadings
    •     Writs
    •     Statements of claim
    •     Undefended actions
    •     Applications for orders and summary judgement
    •     Affidavits in support
    •     Defended actions and defences
    •     Directions hearings
    •     Counterclaims
    •     Set off
    •     Joinder
    •     Particulars
    •     Discovery
    •     Interrogatories
    •     Expert evidence
    •     Witness statements
    •     Setting down for hearing/trial
    •     Risk management
    •     GST related issues

     

    Presented by: Chris Hender, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Note: This workshop runs for 2 days.

    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'.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Thursday, 25 July 2019
    25 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 25 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The ramifications of a poorly worded Calderbank letter and Offers of Compromise can be devastating to your client. Getting them wrong can have a significant impact on negotiations, potentially derail proceedings and possibly affect a later Application for Costs should the matter proceed to court.

    This seminar will provide you with an in-depth overview at both Calderbank letters and Offers of Compromise in light of recent cases, and is designed to equip you with the essential skills to draft these important documents with confidence.

    Presented by: Ian Munt, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 25 July 2019
    25 Jul 2019 5:00pm - 25 Jul 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will outline the basis for seeking compensation for wrongful caveats, in light of recent cases. What are the grounds for claiming compensation and what are the subtle nuances that you need to be aware of when advising your client about a potential claim. This session will also assist you when advising your client on whether they have a proper caveatable interest.

    Presented by: Alexander Sheed-Finck, Director and Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, SMR Legal

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 26 July 2019
    26 Jul 2019 9:00am - 26 Jul 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Designed for family law practitioners already confident in the basic skills of family law practice, this is a one day workshop. This workshop aims to equip lawyers with the finer skills of making sure your client gets their share.

    Topics include:

    •     preparation
    •     taxation issues
    •     special contributions
    •     farming cases
    •     discretionary trusts
    •     Stanford
    •     financial disclosure
    •     valuation evidence
    •     superannuation
    •     bankruptcy
    •     expert witness
    •     costs
    •     mareva injunctions and anton piller orders

     

    Presented by: Janine Wald, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    5.5
    $495.00
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - Wednesday, 31 July 2019
    30 Jul 2019 9:00am - 31 Jul 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an overview of the criminal law jurisdiction in Victoria.

    Participants will examine the basic principles of Criminal Practice and Procedure with special reference to practice in the Magistrates' Court. Participants will also be introduced to appeals from the Magistrates' Court to the County and Supreme Courts, and committals and preparation for trial in the County and Supreme Courts.

    An overview of the criminal law jurisdiction. The program includes:

    • Magistrates' Court mentions
    • Contested hearings
    • Police powers of arrest
    • Detention and investigation
    • Bail procedures
    • Alibis
    • Appeals
    • Sentencing
    • Pleas
    • Pre-trial procedures
    • Trials 

    Note: This workshop runs for 2 days. 

    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'.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2019
    30 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 30 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will cover the basis on which you can challenge and seek to set aside Settlement Agreements and Consent Judgements. Fraught with difficulties, these applications require in depth knowledge of the factors the Court can weigh up in determining the success of an application. Factors including:

    • Fraud and Bad faith
    • Duress
    • Unconscionability
    • Capacity
    • Mistake 
    • Impossibility of performance
    • Failure of consideration
    • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

    Our presenter will address the significant elements of each factor.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 31 July 2019
    31 Jul 2019 5:00pm - 31 Jul 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Cases have demonstrated that repudiation of the employment contract is a tricky topic . This seminar will provide guidance on what constitutes breach and repudiation of the contract of employment and will address issues including:

    1. Termination/Repudiation clauses that work in practice;
    2. Conduct that can give rise to wrongful termination and repudiation of employment law contracts; and
    3. General case update covering key cases.

    Don't miss this essential update.

    Presented by: Ross Jackson, Partner, Maddocks

    1.0
    $145.00
  • August 2019

  • Thursday, 1 August 2019
    1 Aug 2019 9:00am - 1 Aug 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    What this Workshop offers:

    If you come into contact with Business Agreements and Contracts on a regular basis, our practical and easy to understand Workshop is for you!

    Our Workshop will answer all of the questions you have previously had about Business Agreements and Contracts but were too afraid to ask!

    Using the resources of our experienced and highly regarded legal team we have put together a unique Workshop specifically designed to remove the mystery surrounding legal agreements and transactions.  

    This practical and easy to follow Workshop will give you the essential knowledge to operate confidently when dealing with agreements and standard contracts on a daily basis.
    You will learn:

    •    How to prepare a legally binding contract;
    •    Understand basic contract “legal jargon”;
    •    Come to recognise who can legally enter into a contract;
    •    Negotiate terms in your favour;
    •    Understand when a contract is unfair or illegal;
    •    How to end a contract;
    •    What happens if and when a contract is broken; and more…


    During the course of the Workshop you will be taught the legal implications of negotiating and contracting with external parties to ensure that you don’t expose yourself, your business, employer or organisation to any unnecessary risk.

    A workshop not to be missed!

    This workshop covers:
    •    What is a contract?
    •    Negotiating tips;
    •    Common types of contracts and examples of them;
    •    Tips on common clauses;
    •    Defective contracts – what to do about it;
    •    Who can enter into a contract;
    •    Company structures and who can sign a contract;
    •    Misrepresentation – what does it mean? How does it happen?
    •    Consumer Law – what are you saying about your organisation / brand?
    •    Personal and Corporate penalties;
    •    Unfair contact terms;
    •    How to end a contract in your favour;
    •    Breaches of contract; and more…

    Presented by: Richard Hobson, Lawyer, Linchpin Legal Group

     

     


     

    6.0
    $495.00
  • Thursday, 1 August 2019
    1 Aug 2019 9:00am - 1 Aug 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This program will chaired by:

    Max Cameron, Partner, MinterEllison

    Lease Incentives – What can go wrong? 

    Lease incentives are more commonly being offered in both retail and commercial lease negotiations to entice tenants to enter into the lease in an ever-competitive market. This session will discuss the implications of a lease incentive and the traps that both landlords and tenants need to be aware of, and will include:

    • Tax Implications;
    • Rent Free Periods;
    • Can the lease be assigned under the incentive;
    • Deed/Disclosure of Incentive;
    • Repayable incentives;
    • Contribution towards fit out and ownership;
    • Default provisions under the incentive;
    • Clawback provisions;
    • Case update and lessons learnt in this area.

    Presented by: Samantha Taylor, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    Disputes in Commercial and Retail Leases – Avoiding common errors in leasing litigation 

    This session will discuss the common errors made by practitioners in leasing litigation when either acting for the landlord or tenant. This session will provide guidance on the important issues which must be considered when commencing and during the litigation process including:

    • Jurisdictional issues;
    • Failure to apply termination provisions correctly;
    • Failure to advise on long term lease obligations;
    • Issues found in Breach Notices;
    • Advising on costs implications – Retail or Commercial Lease.

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

    Eviction Notice! Terminating the Commercial Lease 

    The Commercial Lease is often understood by the Courts and VCAT to be long term binding contract between the landlord and commercial tenant. The rules governing Commercial Leases are complex and landlords must follow the mandatory steps in order to gain lawful possession. Otherwise action can backfire on the landlord. Your advice to tenant or landlord needs to be ‘spot on’ when advising in relation to a possible breach and termination actions.

    This session will discuss the process when evicting a commercial tenant including:

    • The entitlement to evict and whether there was a breach;
    • Termination by notice or a right to re-entry;
    • Dealing with wrongful eviction by the landlord;
    • Commencing proceedings for re-entry;
    • Damages;
    • The risk of a set-off claim.

    Our presenter will also address some of the subtle complexities that can derail an attempt to evict.

    Presented by: Philip Barton, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    GST considerations in Commercial and Retail Leasing 

    This session will discuss the GST consideration and implications faced in retail and commercial leases and will highlight what you need to know to advise your client correctly! This session will include:

    • Getting GST clauses right;
    • Rate of GST to be charged;
    • GST and Lease Incentives;
    • Supplying leased property;
    • When and where is GST applicable.

    Presented by: Peter Fox QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    FOR LEASE! What’s the latest in leasing – 2019 

    This session will address recent and emerging legislative developments and case updates including:

    Case Report:

    • Grounds for terminating a lease? - Red Pepper Property Group Pty Ltd v S 3 South Melb Pty Ltd (2019) VSC 41;
    • Drafting Errors: Perpetual Ltd v Myer Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 98
    • Tripple A Case – Recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal – Tripple A Pty Ltd v WIN Television Queensland Pty Ltd (2018) QCA 246.

    Updates:

    • Commercial Building Disclosure Program – Federal Government Independent Review;
    • Short term letting and Owner’s Corporation update.

    Presented by: Jane Baddeley, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

     

    4.0
    $450.00