• November 2018

  • Monday, 19 November 2018
    19 Nov 2018 9:00am - 19 Nov 2018 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

    Experienced instructors will lead practitioners through the fine art of when to plead, how to prepare and present an efficient plea in mitigation and the calling of character witnesses.

    This workshop is designed for legal practitioners who practice or intend to practice criminal law, particularly in the Magistrates Court. Performance based case studies will provide a rare and exciting opportunity for discussion and guidance from the presenters. This workshop is not to be missed.

     

    5.5
    $485.00
  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018
    20 Nov 2018 1:00pm - 20 Nov 2018 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Victoria’s transition to e-conveyancing is now in full force. Recent commentary shows there is still uncertainty around how Electronic Conveyancing operates and what are the critical do’s and don’ts.  

    It is imperative that both practitioners and conveyancers have committed and adapted to the changes now in force and are prepared for the changes to come and how to avoid problems.

    This session will address the key changes to property-related transactions and will guide you through the PEXA registration process including a list of what to do and common errors to avoid.

     

    Presented by: Jonathan Teh, Executive Manager, Practitioner Services (Vic), PEXA

    1.0
    $135.00
  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018
    20 Nov 2018 5:30pm - 20 Nov 2018 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    This session will address recent developments in the security of payments regime, including this year’s High Court decisions on the scope of judicial review, issues arising with reference dates, and the conflict between Victoria and NSW on the applicability of the security of payments regime to insolvent contractors.

    The session will also examine the recent Murray report and its implications for security of payments nationally.

     

    Presented by: Dr. Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Barrister, Victorian Bar and

    Christie Jones, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $135.00
  • Wednesday, 21 November 2018
    21 Nov 2018 1:00pm - 21 Nov 2018 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    The 2017 High Court decision of Thorne v Kennedy to set aside two financial agreements on the basis of ‘unconscionable conduct’ and ‘undue influence’, was a significant moment in the history of binding financial agreements. If practitioners already had pause for thought as to whether financial agreements could easily withstand challenges, commentary suggests the ramifications of this decision will have a significant impact on the strength of all future BFA’s, and leave practitioners to wonder whether they should be signing a Statement of Independent Legal Advice.

    This session will discuss both the clarifications and uncertainties which remained following the High Court’s decision, as well as strategies and advice to be given to your client post Thorne v Kennedy, and will discuss drafting tips in light of this case.

     

    Presented by: Evelyn Young, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mitchell Family Law 

    1.0
    $135.00
  • Monday, 26 November 2018
    26 Nov 2018 9:00am - 26 Nov 2018 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'.

    5.5
    $485.00
  • December 2018

  • Wednesday, 5 December 2018
    5 Dec 2018 9:00am - 5 Dec 2018 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
    5.5
    $485.00
  • Wednesday, 5 December 2018
    5 Dec 2018 5:30pm - 5 Dec 2018 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In light of significant upheaval in the Corporate Insolvency arena, many practitioners are looking for clarity and guidance in how best to advise clients.  This seminar will outline recent developments including a case update in the following key areas:

    • Corporate Trustee Insolvency
    • Deeds of Company Arrangement  
    • Safe Harbour Provisions
    • Ipso Facto Reforms

    This is an essential session in ensuring you are up to date and in readiness for 2019.

    Presented by: Matthew HarveyBarrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $135.00
  • Thursday, 6 December 2018
    6 Dec 2018 9:00am - 6 Dec 2018 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

    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'.

    5.5
    $485.00
  • Thursday, 6 December 2018
    6 Dec 2018 9:00am - 6 Dec 2018 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, 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
    5.5
    $485.00
  • Thursday, 6 December 2018
    6 Dec 2018 9:00am - 6 Dec 2018 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This program will be Chaired by: Dennis Liner, Mediator 

    ADR Options - Which to Choose  

    This session will outline the various methods of resolving disputes or contested cases and selecting strategies and problem-solving methods best suited to the client needs.

    The session will cover the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following methods:

    • Negotiation
    • Mediation
    • Conciliation
    • Expert Appraisal
    • Arbitration

     

    Presented by:

    The Hon. G Tony Pagone QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Mediation – How to Prepare When Your Client Has Not 

    The challenges of preparing for and attending mediation can be overwhelming when:

    • Your client is unprepared;
    • Your opponent is unprepared;
    • Despite your best attempts there is no clear strategy; and
    • Your client still expects settlement.

    This session will address how you can overcome these challenges and achieve the best outcome. It will also provide guidance on how you can take control of the process even in circumstances when no one seems to be prepared or cooperating.

     

    Presented by: Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Which Jurisdictions Require ADR (EDR) and Choosing The Correct Forum? 

    This session will outline the jurisdictions that require a form of ADR as part of the court procedures. It will also address the factors to take into account when choosing the Correct Forum.

    Presented by: Michael Heaton QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Civil Procedure Act - The Overlay on Instructions, Advice, Procedures and Conduct 

    This session will address how far the Civil Procedure Act is affecting the conduct of negotiations, procedure and litigation in Victoria. The implications of the Act continue to evolve and impact decisions made prior to and at each step along the path to final hearing. 

    Presented by: Matthew Critchley, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    and

    Barbara Bell, Senior Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses - Which is the Best Option? 

    Once a dispute occurs it is usually too late to renegotiate the dispute resolution clause. If there are options provided for resolution, what are the factors to weigh up in advising the best option? What are the common problems arising from poorly drafted clauses? What are the consequences of ambiguity or uncertainty in these clauses?

    This session will address these issues and provide guidance on how best to deal with the ‘uncertain, poorly worded or too many options’ dispute resolution clauses. 

     

    Presented by:

    Donna Ross, Mediator - Lawyer - Arbitrator, Accredited Mediation Specialist, Donna Ross Dispute Resolution

     

    4.0
    $450.00
  • Friday, 7 December 2018
    7 Dec 2018 9:00am - 7 Dec 2018 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

     

    The Information Commissioner Reflects on the First 12 Months of Victoria’s New FOI and Privacy Oversight Regime  

    The Victorian Information Commissioner will outline the implementation of the changes which came into effect last year when the FOI, Privacy and Data Protection oversight functions were merged under the new Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner. This session will highlight major developments and key lessons for agency practice.

     

    Presented by: Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

    Victorian Data Sharing Act 2017 and its Impact on Privacy and FOI Obligations  

    This session will provide an overview of the Victorian Data Sharing Act 2017 and consider its impact on Privacy and FOI obligations.  

     

    Presented by: Rebecca Radford, Managing Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

    FOI and Privacy - Recent Significant Decisions  

    This session will highlight recent significant cases relevant to FOI and Privacy practitioners so you can be confident you are up to date with the latest!

     

    Presented by: Melanie Olynyk, Partner, Maddocks

    Intersection and Conflict between the FOI Act and Other Information Access Regimes  

    This session will outline how and when obligations under other Information Access Regimes and Legislation overlap, conflict with or negate obligations under the FOI Act. Issues relating to:

    • Copyright
    • Discovery
    • Privacy
    • Data Protection including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation

    will be covered.

    Handling FOI Requests From the Media - Should They be Treated Differently?  

    Do you have particular legal or practical considerations to take into account when dealing with FOI requests from the media? This session will address these questions and also look at the practical consequences of misuse of information by a third party.

    Privacy Impact Assessments - Best Practice  

    This session will outline how, when and why Privacy Impact Assessments are undertaken and will also highlight the risks of taking short cuts or incomplete due diligence.

     

    Presented by: David Kreltszheim, Special Counsel, Cornwall Stodart Lawyers

    Processing an FOI Request – How to and Practical Application 

    This session will cover procedures and issues to consider in initial processing stages of an FOI request (both personal and non-personal), including its validity, applicable statutory timeframes, obligations to consult and inform, urgency and notifying parties of a decision. Issues such as ‘voluminous’ and ‘unclear’ applications and agency obligations to consult and inform will also be covered.

     

    Presented by: Pip Mitchell, Partner, Clayton Utz

    Exemptions – An Overview and Update  

    This session will outline the most common exemptions and also highlight the less obvious Exemptions such as Cabinet Documents, Documents Affecting Legal Proceedings and Law Enforcement Documents. Our Presenter will also discuss the subtle nuances and factors to weigh up when making decisions in this area.

    Refusing Access to Documents - Drafting Recommendations and Decision Letters 

    This session will provide guidance on drafting appropriate and thorough Recommendations and Decision Letters and the best practice drafting strategies you can use in your communications.

     

    6.0
    $695.00
  • Monday, 10 December 2018 - Tuesday, 11 December 2018
    10 Dec 2018 9:00am - 11 Dec 2018 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

    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.

    This workshop will also cover the requirements surrounding the transition to electronic conveyancing as of the 1 October 2018 and will discuss what this means for conveyancers and lawyers working in this area.

    PEXA requirements will be covered during this Workshop.

    Each participant will receive a free copy of the LIV book, "Transition to 100% Digital Lodgement".

    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