• February 2017

  • Wednesday, 1 February 2017
    1 Feb 2017 5:30pm - 1 Feb 2017 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Revisit your style and approach - hear from a leading lawyer about what does and doesn't work. Learn the risks involved in getting it wrong. Gain insights into the most effective ways to advance your client's matter and protect yourself from unintended claims from your client or third parties.

    This practical session will address the essential inclusions for Letters of Advice and will provide powerful persuasive tactics to include in your Letters of Demand!

    1.0
    $125.00
  • 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
  • Wednesday, 8 February 2017
    8 Feb 2017 5:30pm - 8 Feb 2017 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke 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 for Rookie Lawyers.

    This session will also cover:

    • Appointment of executors
    • Bequests and devices
    • Residue clauses
    • Superannuation streaming

     

    1.0
    $125.00
  • Thursday, 9 February 2017
    9 Feb 2017 9:00am - 9 Feb 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    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
    Date:
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

     

    5.5
    $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: Cate Dealehr, Accredited Costs Law Specialist, The Australian Legal Costing Group

    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 BigosBarrister, Victorian Bar

    Noelia BoscanaSpecial 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 HoyneBarrister, 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 HoyneBarrister, 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.

     

    Presented by: 

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

    Prita Jobling-Baker, Assessment & Resolution Officer, Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

     

    Date:
    Time:

    12:00pm - 4:20pm

    4.0
    $400.00
    NEW
  • Friday, 10 February 2017
    10 Feb 2017 9:00am - 10 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
    5.5
    $485.00
  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017
    15 Feb 2017 9:00am - 15 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
  • 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

    Hot Topic 2017 - 'Priority Notices' 

    - What are they?

    ' What do they mean?

    ' What is their impact?

    Presented by:

    Ian Ireson, Director, Land Registration Services, Land Victoria

    Paul McKee, Branch Manager, Customer Service and Debt Management, State Revenue Office

     

    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

    Paul McKee, Branch Manager, Customer Service and Debt Management, State Revenue Office

    Acting for the Foreign Purchaser of Australian Real Property - 2017 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.

    Presented by: John Arthur, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    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

     

    Property Law Intensive Chair: Ken Oliver, Barrister, 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 

    This session will discuss how to prevent an attack on your confidential and sensitive information and will discuss the impact that electronic tampering and invasion has on your professional liability. This session will provide practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge on how to best manage and mitigate risks in this area.

     

    Presented by: Richard Antill, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    The Secrets of Mediation - Hear from a leader 

    Back by popular demand! In this session, an Accredited Mediator gives a series of practical tips to lawyers who participate in mediations on how to make the best use of the process to get results for their clients.

     

    Presented by: Tim Connard, Barrister, Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator

    Ethics Case Update and Recent Developments 

    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.

     

    Presented by: Peter Caillard, Barrister and Mediator, Victorian Bar

     

    Date:
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    3.0
    $375.00
  • Thursday, 16 February 2017 - Friday, 17 February 2017
    16 Feb 2017 9:00am - 17 Feb 2017 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    This 2 day workshop covers the fundamentals of practising in this challenging practice area. The program includes:

    • Applicable legislation
    • Family Court and Federal Circuit Court systems and procedures
    • Preparation of documents (including divorce applications, initiating applications and affidavits relating to children, maintenance property settlement, enforcement and contempt, and injunctions)
    • Service of documents
    • Attending court hearings
    • Client interviews
    • Briefing counsel
    • Financial agreements
    • Intervention orders
    • Costing the file
    • Risk management

    Note: This workshop runs for two 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, 16 February 2017
    16 Feb 2017 1:00pm - 16 Feb 2017 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, 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
  • Thursday, 16 February 2017
    16 Feb 2017 5:30pm - 16 Feb 2017 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    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 amendments to your business contracts. 

    This session is not to be missed!

    1.0
    $125.00