• December 2016

  • Monday, 5 December 2016
    5 Dec 2016 9:00am - 5 Dec 2016 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
  • Tuesday, 6 December 2016
    6 Dec 2016 9:00am - 6 Dec 2016 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, 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
    Date:
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

     

    5.5
    $485.00
  • Thursday, 8 December 2016 - Friday, 9 December 2016
    8 Dec 2016 9:00am - 9 Dec 2016 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Develop your skills and increase your confidence in a general tribunal context.

    This two day program includes a thorough overview of evidence in tribunals and fundamentals of cross examination, as well as extensive general tips and techniques.

    A series of fact scenarios give participants the opportunity to perform various submissions, moot and cross examination performances. Individual feedback is provided by our experienced presenters together with practical tips for appearing in VCAT. Leo Cussen Centre for Law, in collaboration with VCAT, have put together a DVD designed specifically for the workshop.

    This is an improved course and is not to be missed. 

    Date:  - 
    Time:

    Day one: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    Day two: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    11.0
    $685.00
    Event Full
  • Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - Wednesday, 14 December 2016
    13 Dec 2016 9:00am - 14 Dec 2016 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This workshop covers the essentials. The program includes:

    • Searching title
    • Applications for certificates including planning permits and statutory authorities
    • Vendors' statements
    • Contracts
    • Transfer documents
    • Settlement
    • Stamping and registration

    A highly practical program which is designed to equip you to operate in this demanding area. 

    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'.

    Date:  - 
    Time:

    Day one: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    Day two: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    11.0
    $685.00
  • February 2017

  • Monday, 6 February 2017 - Tuesday, 7 February 2017
    6 Feb 2017 9:00am - 7 Feb 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an overview of the criminal law jurisdiction.

    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'.

    Date:  - 
    Time:

    Day one: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    Day two: 9.00am to 3.30pm

    11.0
    $685.00
  • Thursday, 9 February 2017
    9 Feb 2017 9:00am - 9 Feb 2017 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation for those wishing to practice in this area. The program includes:

     

    • Intestacy
    • Domestic partners
    • Using will precedents
    • Common drafting practices
    • Considerations in preparing a will
    • Codicils
    • Execution
    • Revocation
    • Alteration
    • Rectification
    • Wills storage
    • Testamentary capacity
    • Undue influence
    • Executor's duties
    • Executor's commission
    • Powers of trustees
    • Essential and optional provisions and clauses
    • Costing the file
    • Basic estate planning
    • Legal professional responsibilities
    • Powers of Attorney

    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
  • Thursday, 9 February 2017
    9 Feb 2017 12:00pm - 9 Feb 2017 4:20pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Costs Update 2017 - Recent Cases and Developments 


    This seminar will provide an update on the key changes related to legal costs, provide guidance on their practical application and examine how the regime has been operating since its introduction including a case update.

     

    Presented by: Anna Sango, Accredited Costs Law Specialist, Kirk Barclay Pty Ltd

    Drafting Hour - Contract Update in light of the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 

     

    This session will discuss the recent developments of unfair contract terms and their extension to small business contracts with regard to the changes to the Australian Consumer Law in 2016. This session will ensure your contracts are up to date with the legislative changes and have made the necessary drafting amendments to your business contracts.  This session is not to be missed!

     

    Presented by:

    Oren Bigos, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Noelia Boscana, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison

    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.

     

    Presented by: Marcus Hoyne, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    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

    Ethics Case Update and Recent Developments 


    This session will cover recent cases and latest developments including trending areas of disciplinary action and conduct concerns.  It will also provide a brief overview of the ongoing impact of the Uniform Law in relation to professional conduct.

     

    Date:
    Time:

    12:00pm - 4:20pm

    4.0
    $400.00
    NEW
  • Friday, 10 February 2017
    10 Feb 2017 9:00am - 10 Feb 2017 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, 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

     

    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
  • Tuesday, 14 February 2017
    14 Feb 2017 1:30pm - 14 Feb 2017 4:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Date:
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    $375.00
  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017
    15 Feb 2017 9:00am - 15 Feb 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This practical workshop is designed for practitioners working in litigation, this new one day course includes discussion of the key elements to managing and using evidence in litigation. The following topics are covered:

    • Admissible Evidence
    • Circumstantial and propensity evidence
    • Proof of documents
    • Expert evidence
    • Privilege and self-incrimination
    • Credibility
    • Hearsay

    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
    $485.00
  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017
    15 Feb 2017 9:30am - 15 Feb 2017 12:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    VCAT Case Update 2017

    This session will highlight the most significant cases over the past 12 months so you can be confident you are up to date.  We do the hard work for you!

    Presented by: Samuel Hopper, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    E-Conveyancing Update and VOI Requirements 

    This session will take a look at the latest issues in E-conveyancing, electronic titles, land registries, VOI requirements, compliance and non-compliance penalties.

    Presented by: Ian Ireson, Director, Land Registration Services, Land Victoria

    Acting for the Foreign Purchaser of Australian Real Property - 2016 update 

    This session will provide key updates in the area and will discuss the issues you should be aware of when acting for the purchaser to ensure you are providing the right advice.

    Drafting Hour! Leases - Special Conditions 

    This session will provide an update on drafting special conditions in leases and will also discuss the issues surrounding sub-letting.

    Presented by: Luke VirgonaBarrister, Victorian Bar

     

    Date:
    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    3.0
    $375.00
  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017
    15 Feb 2017 1:30pm - 15 Feb 2017 4:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Professional Liability & Risk Exposure 

    The Secrets of Mediation - Hear from a leader 

    Ethics 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.

    Date:
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    3.0
    $375.00