• March 2017

  • Monday, 27 March 2017
    27 Mar 2017 9:00am - 27 Mar 2017 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    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
    • Vunerable beneficiaries
    • Means tested pension eligibility - operation of deeming rules
    • Income tax concessions
    • Capital gains tax
    • Enduring powers of attorney
    • Philianthropic or charitable trusts
    • Executors' responsibilities
    • Insurance death benefits trusts
    • After the event estate planning

    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'.

    Date:
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    6.0
    $485.00
    Event Full
  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017
    28 Mar 2017 9:00am - 28 Mar 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This workshop covers the essentials of retail leasing and is ideal for both private practice and in-house lawyers. The program includes:

    • An overview of the retail leases legislation
    • Disclosure statements
    • Key conditions
    • Procedural steps
    • Stamp duty
    • Transfers
    • Surrenders
    • Recovering possession

    This workshop is designed to bring you up to date with current practice in this area and is ideal for those practitioners new to practice in retail leases as well as those already practicing who require a refresher.

    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'.

    Date:
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    5.5
    $485.00
    Event Full
  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017
    28 Mar 2017 12:00pm - 28 Mar 2017 4:20pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

     

    The CPD Extra will be chaired by: 

    Mark Goldblatt, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    Calderbank Offers and Offers of Compromise - Drafting tips and how to know which option is best and when

     

    Resolution of disputes is invariably the goal, irrespective of our practice area but the timing and method of attempted resolution can impact not only on the course of proceedings but also the result. Get it wrong and it can derail the matter and increase costs.

     

    This seminar will provide you with an in-depth look at both Calderbank and Offers of Compromise highlighting the tips and traps you need to be aware of.

     

    Presented by: Peter Sise, Senior Associate, Clayton Utz

    Beyond Google – Free Internet Resources for Legal Research

     

    This seminar is designed to improve your legal research skills by providing helpful tips on how to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools.

     

    Presented by: Michael Gavan, Know-How Team Leader & Research Librarian, Minter Ellison

    Ethics – Recent Costs and Disciplinary Case Update

    Whilst most practitioners are aware of their professional duties and ethical obligations, a surprising number still fall short of the standard required.  This session will provide an update on recent cases and developments related to legal ethics, and consider their practical application.

     

    Brylee Newman, Assistant Manager, Assessment & Resolutions, Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner; and

    Maria Smith, Senior Investigations Officer, Disciplinary Investigation, Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner.

     

    What you need to know about Online Defamation – Recent Case Update

     

    Online forums and social media are the most immediate and potentially damaging avenues for comment in 2017.  Even if you don’t practice in this area, your client could need preliminary advice at any moment given the immediacy and convenience of comment being made about them.


    This session will provide an overview of the current state of play which will allow you to ask the right questions, and advise with confidence.

     

    Presented by: Justin Castelan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Agreeing to Agree – When in-principle and heads of agreement become binding

     

    Despite the old legal adage that you can’t have an agreement to agree, in a number of recent decisions the courts have found that “in principle” or heads of agreement expressed to be “subject to contract” may sometimes be enforceable.


    This session will examine the circumstances where this can occur inadvertently, as well as appropriate mechanisms to minimise dispute where the parties do intend for their preliminary agreement to be binding. It will also consider the risks of negotiations surrounding the initial agreement being deemed misleading and deceptive conduct.

     

    Presented by: Graydon Dowd, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

     

    4.0
    $400.00
    FILLING FAST!
  • Wednesday, 29 March 2017
    29 Mar 2017 9:00am - 29 Mar 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This workshop will give you a solid understanding of all the processes and procedures involved in obtaining grants of probate and the administration of deceased estates. You will gain the skills to confidently advise and reassure your client during the estate administration process.

    The program includes:

    • Applications for grants of probate and letters of administration
    • Role of executor and administrator
    • Advertising
    • Preparing documents
    • Asset collection
    • Transfers of real estate
    • Taxation issues
    • Costing files
    • Final accounts
    • TFM and dealing with assets
       
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

     

    5.5
    $485.00
    Event Full
  • Thursday, 30 March 2017
    30 Mar 2017 1:00pm - 30 Mar 2017 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    In each session a Judge will speak frankly about what they expect from practitioners, what works and what doesn't work in getting the best result for your client. Each Judge will address appearances, affidavits, pleadings and more.  This is an event not to be missed!

     

    1.0
    $125.00
    FILLING FAST!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 9:00am - 31 Mar 2017 4:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Seminar 1: Misleading & Deceptive Conduct / Defamation & Social Media (9:00am - 10:00am)

     

    Misleading and Deceptive Conduct - Latest Cases and Recent Developments

    Misleading and Deceptive Conduct is a commonly relied on cause of action in Australia yet it is riddled with pitfalls.  This session will discuss what it takes to succeed in a case for misleading and deceptive conduct, and addresses the question:  how do you defend an action when the allegations are made against your client?

    This session will also provide an update of the most recent cases and latest developments in the area.

    Defamation and Social Media

    Social media is the most immediate and potentially damaging forum for comment in 2016.  Even if you don’t practice in this area, your client could need preliminary advice at any moment given the immediacy and convenience of comment being made about them or by them on social media.

    This session will provide an overview of the current state of play which will allow you to ask the right questions, and advise with confidence.

    As well as a case update, this session will cover:

    •     What is defamatory?
    •     Imputations – how to draft them
    •     Concerns notices and when to send them
    •     Defences including truth, absolute privilege, qualified privilege, apologies, triviality
    •     Remedies – damages and injunctions

     

    Presented by:  Marcus Hoyne, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Seminar 2: Solicitors' Certificates - Sign off with certainty (10:15am - 11:15am)

    Sometimes the most simple and straightforward tasks can hold the greatest potential for problems – this is certainly the case with solicitors’ certificates.  Irrespective of whether the certificate is being sought by “walk-in” or long-standing clients, practitioners need to be extremely diligent in their review of the relevant documents, the advice provided to the clients and their own file management.   This may be difficult given time and costing limitations, not to mention the pressure from clients to “simply sign off” on what they may view as just another administrative loan document.

    In this session, Heather Hibberd of the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee will highlight some of the common—and serious—errors made by practitioners as well as provide useful tips on how to minimise risk exposure and avoid being caught up in another Amadio-style dispute.

     

    Presented by: Heather Hibberd, Chief Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee

    Seminar 3: Detecting Deception: Identify when clients and colleagues are lying to you! (11:30am - 12:30pm)

    This session will offer you some practical tools to assist you to identify when a client or colleague is lying, and more importantly, identify the reasons behind why would a client lie to their lawyer?

     

    Presented by: Caroline Counsel, Accredited Family Law Specialist/Collaborative Lawyer, Caroline Counsel Family Lawyers

    Seminar 4: Ethics Update 2017 (12:45pm - 1:45pm)

    In this session a delegate of the Legal Services Commissioner will highlight the trends and areas for concern in 2017, with practical tips on how to reduce the risk of a complaint.

     

    Presented by:

    Louise Watson, Senior Investigations Officer, Regulatory Intervention, The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

    Jenaya Ellis, Investigations Officer, Regulatory Intervention, The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

    Seminar 5: Workplace Behaviour – What you can’t get wrong in 2017 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

    This pratical session will address workplace related risks through recent cases and developments and will include:

    • Bullying;
    • Harassment;
    • Social media;
    • Out of hours and out of the workplace conduct;
    • Employer, employee responsibilities.

     

    Presented by: Renato Marasco, Manager - Employee Relations, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

    Seminar 6: Privacy Risks - Case & Legislative Update 2017 (3:15pm - 4:15pm)

    This session will cover the riskiest areas of privacy breaches, including the latest case updates and legislative developments.

    The seminar will also address risk areas:

    • In the workplace;
    • On social media;
    • Information gathering and use;

    and more...

     

    Presented by: Fiona Batten, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    6.0
    $600.00
    6 Point Package or Special Price per seminar
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 9:00am - 31 Mar 2017 10:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Misleading and Deceptive Conduct - Latest Cases and Recent Developments 

    Misleading and Deceptive Conduct is a commonly relied on cause of action in Australia yet it is riddled with pitfalls.  This session will discuss what it takes to succeed in a case for misleading and deceptive conduct, and addresses the question:  how do you defend an action when the allegations are made against your client?

    This session will also provide an update of the most recent cases and latest developments in the area.

    Defamation and Social Media 

    Social media is the most immediate and potentially damaging forum for comment in 2017.  Even if you don’t practice in this area, your client could need preliminary advice at any moment given the immediacy and convenience of comment being made about them or by them on social media.

    This session will provide an overview of the current state of play which will allow you to ask the right questions, and advise with confidence.

    As well as a case update, this session will cover:

    • What is defamatory?
    • Imputations – how to draft them
    • Concerns notices and when to send them
    • Defences including truth, absolute privilege, qualified privilege, apologies, triviality
    • Remedies – damages and injunctions

     

    Date:
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 10:15am - 31 Mar 2017 11:15am (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Sometimes the most simple and straightforward tasks can hold the greatest potential for problems – this is certainly the case with solicitors’ certificates.  Irrespective of whether the certificate is being sought by “walk-in” or long-standing clients, practitioners need to be extremely diligent in their review of the relevant documents, the advice provided to the clients and their own file management.   This may be difficult given time and costing limitations, not to mention the pressure from clients to “simply sign off” on what they may view as just another administrative loan document.

    In this session, Heather Hibberd of the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee will highlight some of the common – and serious – errors made by practitioners as well as provide useful tips on how to minimise risk exposure and avoid being caught up in another Amadio-style dispute.

     

    Date:
    Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 11:30am - 31 Mar 2017 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This session will offer you some practical tools to assist you to identify when a client or colleague is lying, and more importantly, identify the reasons behind why would a client lie to their lawyer?

     

    Date:
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 12:45pm - 31 Mar 2017 1:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    In this session a delegate of the Legal Services Commissioner will highlight the trends and areas for concern in 2017, with practical tips on how to reduce the risk of a complaint. 

     

    Presented by:

    Louise Watson, Senior Investigations Officer, Regulatory Intervention, The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

    Jenaya Ellis, Investigations Officer, Regulatory Intervention, The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

     

    Date:
    Time: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 2:00pm - 31 Mar 2017 3:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This pratical session will address workplace related risks through recent cases and developments and will include:

    Bullying;

    Harassment;

    Social media;

    Out of hours and out of the workplace conduct;

    Employer, employee responsibilities.

     

    Date:
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!
  • Friday, 31 March 2017
    31 Mar 2017 3:15pm - 31 Mar 2017 4:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This session will cover the riskiest areas of privacy breaches, including the latest case updates and legislative developments.

    The seminar will also address risk areas:

    - In the workplace;

    - On social media;

    - Information gathering and use;

    and more...

     

    Date:
    Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    1.0
    $100.00
    *LAST DAY OF CPD YEAR!