• April 2019

  • Monday, 29 April 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    29 Apr 2019 9:00am - 30 Apr 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
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    30 Apr 2019 1:00pm - 30 Apr 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Making an application for default judgment when a defendant fails to defend the matter by the applicable time is prescribed by the relevant rules in Victoria. Issues arise when a plaintiff may choose to “Snap on’ a default judgment which may be considered by the courts as negative practice, or acting in bad faith resulting an adverse costs order when the judgment is set aside.

    This session will provide a case update on the issue of “snapping on” default judgments and discuss the concerns the courts have when taking this approach.

    This seminar will also discuss the applicable principles you need to carefully consider before making a summary judgment application and the test the courts apply when deciding to give summary judgement. This session will also discuss instances where the courts have dismissed claims on the basis of a lack of evidence by the plaintiff.

    Presented by: Peter A Clarke, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    30 Apr 2019 5:30pm - 30 Apr 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Financial Statements set the scene for successful Property Applications in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. What are the critical do’s and don’ts when preparing these financial statements? What are the steps to take and issues to follow up with the client if the information provided by the client ‘doesn’t add up’! Where is the line if you suspect the client is being less than candid and what responsibility do you have if you suspect the information is untrue?

    This seminar will give you the confidence and sound understanding to know your way around essential financial terms and concepts as well as your responsibilities in relation to these documents.

    Presented by: Georgina Gregory, Director & Accredited Family Law Specialist, Clancy & Triado

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    30 Apr 2019 5:30pm - 30 Apr 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 expected to be passed later this year, introduces key changes to sunset clauses and off the plan developments which is to have retrospective effect to 23 August 2018.

    This session will discuss The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 and will focus on new provisions ss10A to 10F that the Bill will insert into the Sale of Land Act 1962. These provisions will impose significant impacts on vendors, their current developments and future investments.

    This is a not to be missed event!

     

    Presented by: William Rimmer, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • May 2019

  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019
    1 May 2019 9:00am - 1 May 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides a short cut to knowledgeable, confident practice in this area.

     

    The program takes you through the essentials of Employment Law Practice including: 

     

    • Employment Contracts Drafting
    • Unfair Dismissal
    • Unlawful Termination
    • Common Law Claims
    • Making and Defending claims in Fair Work Commission
    • Discrimination Overview
    • Equal Opportunity Overview
    • Enforcement Options

    Become confident and prepared in this often complex practice 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
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
    2 May 2019 9:00am - 2 May 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This Workshop is designed to build your confidence and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills in this sometimes complex area.

     
    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

    Presented by: Naomi Guyett, Senior Associate - LIV Accredited Wills + Estates Specialist, Lorraine Jones & Associates

    6.0
    $495.00
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
    2 May 2019 5:30pm - 2 May 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In light of the recent finding of the Banking Royal Commission, the duties and responsibilities imposed on company directors and officers have never been more stringent or exposed. The requirement for their legal advisers to be across current developments has also never been more important.

    This seminar will examine recent cases and developments, including to what extent directors should be aware of potential breaches of the law and whether there is a need for more effective protection for directors in decision making. It will also address potential claims, the signs to watch for and questions to ask when advising clients in this area.

    The seminar will provide guidance on how companies should modify their practices and procedures and will also cover the most recent ASIC investigations and cases. It will also discuss the wide range of powers that ASIC officers can and are enforcing.

    The session will also outline ASIC’s plans to embed officials inside Australia’s biggest banks to monitor governance and compliance, plus the establishment of a taskforce to look into large listed companies including on-site surveillance and investigation.

    This is a seminar not to be missed!

    Presented by: Simon Rubenstein, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2019
    8 May 2019 5:00pm - 8 May 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    How do you know which option is best when deciding to record an arrangement by Agreement or Deed? This session will cover topics including:

    • The legal implications of each option
    • Advantages and disadvantages of each option
    • The risks and consequences of making the wrong choice
    • Recent significant cases

    Ensure you know which way to proceed!

    Presented by: Sarah Worsfield, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019
    9 May 2019 1:00pm - 9 May 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Letters of Advice:

    Whilst letters of advice may seem straightforward and routine, it is essential that they be clear, concise and written in plain English.This seminar will provide guidance on how to draft effective letters of advice, focussing on structure, style, content and what to include and omit.

    Letters of Demand:

    Learn where practitioners have been going wrong in drafting these important documents and receive tips to protect yourself from unintended claims from your client or third parties!

    Failure to comply with strict legislative guidelines may have significant adverse consequences for a practitioner (and may impact on the client’s matter). It can also lead to disciplinary action and / or proceedings for misleading and deceptive conduct being brought against a practitioner personally.

    Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Monday, 13 May 2019
    13 May 2019 9:00am - 13 May 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, 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
    Stay ahead of the pack! This workshop is designed to bring you up to date with current practice, procedures and skills in this area. It is ideal for practitioners new to retail leasing practice as well a refresher for those already practising in this area.

    Presented by: Mark Flynn, Partner, McKean Park Lawyers


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

     

    Presented by: Naomi Guyett, Senior Associate - LIV Accredited Wills + Estates Specialist, Lorraine Jones & Associates

    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
  • Thursday, 23 May 2019
    23 May 2019 9:00am - 23 May 2019 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    PPSR – Latest Developments and Case Update 

    This seminar is designed for practitioners who have a good working knowledge of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in this area. It will examine how the PPSA is being applied and highlight emerging issues, with reference to recent cases.

    This session will cover recent significant cases including:

    • Where a non-entity registers a security interest - In the matter of Psyche Holdings Pty Limited (2018) NSWSC 1254;
    • The Super Priority held by banks or other financial institutions under the PPSA - In the matter of O’Keefe Heneghan Pty Ltd (in liq); Aus Life Pty Ltd (in liq); Rocky Neill Construction Pty Ltd (in liq) trading as KNF Group (a firm) (No 2) (2018) NSWSC 1958;

    This session will also focus on the consequences of registering your PPS registration incorrectly and will discuss the ongoing ramifications arising from OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) (2017) NSWSC 21. Ongoing issues include the importance of correctly registering security interests on the PPSR, to ensure registrations of the PPSR are compliant, and what to do if you make a mistake during the registration process.

    Presented by: Mark McKillop, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Precedence over the PMSI – Can you take priority? 

    This session will discuss the instances where priority may be taken over a PMSI by the registration of a non-PMSI under section 64 of the PPSA and will cover:

    •          The application of s 64 of the PPSA;
    •          Interpretation of the technical requirements under s64 of the PPSA;
    •          Issuing a s64 notice / Or the advice to provide your client if they receive a section 64 notice.

    Perfecting your PPSA Clauses – Drafting Hour! 

    This session will ensure your PPSA clauses are drafted with technical precision and will provide key tips when updating PPSA clauses in your precedent documents which may include Leases, Incentive Deeds, Terms and Conditions and Secured Loan Agreements.

    The intersection between the PPSA and the Corporations Act

     

    This session will examine instances where the PPSA and the Corporations Act intersect sighting notable cases as examples. This session will cover:

     

    • Sections 511 & 588FL(2)(b) and the registration of PPSR interests –Overflow FNQ Pty Ltd (in liq) v Austwide Consumer Products Pty Ltd (2018) 1 Qd R 172
    • Section 267 of the PPSA and S588FM of the Corporations Act – NFT Specialized Tower Cranes LLC v Machforce Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (2017) WASC 95;
    • Sections 267 of the PPSA and S588FL of the Corporations Act RE Donnelly and Others (2016) 111 ACSR 477;
    • Section 588FL of the Corporations Act relating to PPSA security interests - Relux Commercial Pty Ltd 9in liq) v Doka Formwork Pty Ltd (2014) VSC 570.

    And more!


     

    3.0
    $390.00