• September 2019

  • Thursday, 12 September 2019
    12 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 12 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Would you know how to respond if your client asked you to source personal or confidential information to assist in a commercial negotiation? Would you know how to respond if they sought to provide such information to you? Where is the line between acceptable commercial strategy and a breach of privacy which is or may be unlawful?


    This unique seminar will outline the sort of information which is regarded as acceptable use of personal information in commercial dealings or negotiation and what would be regarded as a breach of privacy legislation and guidelines.

    Our presenter will outline the key issues including:

    • What information is regarded as personal information
    • What information is regarded as confidential information
    • What information may breach legislation
    • What is the impact on claims of unfairness or other ground for setting aside contracts
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 13 September 2019
    13 Sep 2019 9:00am - 13 Sep 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Our intensive one day workshop facilitated by leading in-house lawyers and private practitioners is designed to give you a head start and help you quickly come to grips with the most important aspects of in-house practice. This workshop will help you get on top of your role and fulfil client expectations from the outset.


    This unique workshop is designed primarily for in-house counsel who have recently commenced in-house practice and private practitioners considering commencing in-house practice. In collaboration with experienced in-house lawyers across a wide range of industries, Leo Cussen Centre for Law has developed a program which identifies key areas to assist in-house lawyers to survive, thrive and succeed in the in-house environment.


    Over the course of this one day workshop, our panel of experienced lawyers will provide insights, key practical tips and lead discussion on all of the most important and practical topics relevant to your day to day practice. 
     

    Privacy Compliance for In-House Counsel

    • Overview of the Australian Privacy Principles
    • Recent cases and guidance
    • The first year of the mandatory data breach notification regime
    • Extra territorial reach of the General Data Protection Regulations of the EU
    • Building an effective privacy compliance program in-house (including Privacy By Design, internal data management and due diligence of third parties)

    Presented by: Adrian Hill, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Open Universities Australia

    Digital Governance and Social Media 

    • Managing your in-house social media community to manage legal risk
    • Hot topics in social media litigation
    • Practical suggestions for resolving social media related disputes

    Presented by: Madeline Edwards, Legal Counsel Senior Specialist, Telstra

    Data Security, Cyber Attacks and the Role of In-House Counsel

    • Why should you worry about data security and cyber attacks?
    • What are the current cyber challenges facing businesses in Australia
    • What are the essential risk management tools to minimise the occurrence or impact of an attack?
    • What is the role of in-house counsel?

    Presented by: Jhin ChiuSenior Specialist Legal Counsel – Regulatory, Telstra

    Legal Professional Privilege for In-House Counsel 

    • Fundamentals of legal professional privilege – a refresher
    • Privilege issues faced by in-house counsel
    • Commissioning expert reports: lessons from the authorities
    • Waiver – practical tips for how to avoid losing privilege

    Presented by: Jacob Uljans, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

    Ethics for In-House Counsel

    • Conflict of interest-specifically around the tension between being a member of the management team interacting and possibly being friends with colleagues vs the duty to inform and advise the client should any staff reveal issues that should be reported to the client but may incriminate the staff member themselves.
    • Duty to not assist the client to mislead any third parties. Specifically, around preparing reports that go to regulators. And interacting with external lawyers in a way that doesn’t compromise the in-house counsel’s independence.
    • The risk of loss of independence and objectivity when advising the client in matters that may impact on the in-house counsel’s own personal position.
    • Opinion shopping – managing a difference of opinion between external lawyers and in-house counsel.
    • Managing pressure from senior management and colleagues to give legal advice that may compromise in-house counsel’s ethical and professional obligations.

    Presented by: Michael Dolan, Director, ethics4lawyers

    Managing the Tender Process

    • More than just Ts and Cs – how to set expectations on when to get legal involved?
    • Juggling risks, adding value, working with sales, estimators, decision makers and the delivery team
    • Establishing governance frameworks
    • Observations on market – bid sweatshops

    Presented by: Sally Rogers, Principal, In-house legal specialist services, Sally Rogers Legal Services

    Corporate Practising Certificates – What insurance cover do you have or need?

    • Understanding the corporate practising certificate
    • Who is your client?
    • What is your role– what does your employment contract say?
    • Is your position complicated by corporate groups?
    • What insurance cover do you have or need?

    Managing the in-house function

    • Why are you there? What is your role and what is your value?
    • How do you move from “trusted advisor” to “business partner”?
    • What do you do? Prioritizing the work with maximum impact, and managing client expectations and demands

    Presented by: Luke OrtisiSenior Corporate and Financial Services Lawyer, K2 Asset Management Ltd

    5.0
    $645.00
  • Monday, 16 September 2019
    16 Sep 2019 9:00am - 16 Sep 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This practical workshop is designed for practitioners working in litigation. This unique 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
    • Evidence gathering via Social Media


    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
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    17 Sep 2019 9:00am - 17 Sep 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, 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

    Presented by: Allan Swan, Director - Estate Planning EQUATION – Preventative Law

    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
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    17 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 17 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will give you the confidence you need when appearing in the major jurisdictions as well as tips for obtaining the best outcome for your client on the day. Enhance your advocacy skills and gain confidence! 

    This seminar covers the following:

    • Interacting with opposing representatives
    • Standing matters down
    • Preparing yourself and your client 
    • Familiarise yourself with the court procedures
    • Dealing with the registry
    • Advocacy tips and tricks
    • Appearing with confidence and overcoming the nerves
    • Announcing your appearance
    • Obtaining your client’s instructions from the Bar table
    • Handing up documents
    • Leaving the Bar table
    • Addressing the judicial officer presiding
       
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019
    18 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 18 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Are you aware of the Harman Obligation? Did you know it can apply in Family Law matters?

    This session considers the Harman Obligation not to use documents obtained through litigation for an ulterior purpose.  Focusing on Family Law proceedings, this seminar discusses issues including:

    • When the obligation arises;
    • What kind of documents it applies to;
    • When it comes to an end;
    • When a party can be excused from compliance; and
    • Potential cost consequences
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 19 September 2019
    19 Sep 2019 9:00am - 19 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Preparing Complex Bail Applications - Post Reforms 

    This session will provide guidance on preparing complex Bail Applications in light of recent cases dealing with:

    • Compelling reason
    • Exceptional Circumstances
    • Unacceptable risk
    • Failure to provide reasons

    Case Update and New Developments 

    This session outlines recent cases and emerging developments in relation to the following key areas:

    • Video-Link psychological testing and reports of accused individuals - Are they valid?
    • ‘Catfishing’ cases
    • Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019 - Impact on suppression laws
    • Contempt of court - Online reporting and podcasts of cases and accused
    • Youth Offences and Jurisdiction

    Presented by: Rosalind Avis, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Negotiating Hard Ball 

    Whether you are the prosecutor or acting for the accused, it is critical to constantly sharpen your negotiating skills.

    This session will focus on advanced negotiating techniques that can enable you to play hard ball whilst still retaining trust and respect from your adversary.

    Presented by: Carmen Randazzo S.C, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Tendency and Coincidence Evidence - How Complex Can It Be? 

    This is a complex and evolving area where the outcome can turn on subtle considerations of the evidence.

    This session will delve into the critical aspect of this evidentiary maze in light of recent High Court Cases.

     

    4.0
    $490.00
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2019
    24 Sep 2019 1:00pm - 24 Sep 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will focus on recent cases and address the potential impact of those decisions in light of previous authorities including issues on:

    • Legal reasonableness
    • Relevance
    • Evidence
    • Materiality – Hossain and SZMTA
    • Hearsay
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 9:00am - 25 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Privilege, Waiver and Confidential Information

    This session will address latest cases dealing with the risks associated with the provision of confidential information to a regulator.  What are the factors to weigh up when advising a client in relation to the provision of information.

    Regulatory Investigations and Self-Incrimination 

    This session will focus on the tips and pitfalls around claiming privilege against self-incrimination in regulatory enquiries.

    Cooperation and Mitigation 

    Recent high profile cases show that early negotiation and willingness to cooperate can mitigate the outcome of a regulatory investigation and legal action.  A Court may take account of issues such as early cooperation even if the regulator hasn’t.

    This session will focus on advising a client how to best deal with investigations in order to later influence a court should the matter proceed to hearing.

    Preparing for ASIC Investigations and Examinations 

    Preparing documents, witnesses and the client can be particularly tricky when a client is facing potential regulatory penalties or worse.

    This session will outline the key steps and matters to take into account  when preparing for these often stressful proceedings.

     

    $490.00
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 25 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar is designed to help you prepare for Personal Injury trials and deal with unexpected challenges. This seminar is a must for PI lawyers. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Essential preparation tasks;
    • Settlement negotiations to avoid trail
    • How to deal with problematic evidence that arises pre and mid trial;
    • Considering witnesses and discovery;
    • Liaising with insurers and experts
    • Helpful tips and tactics 
       
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 25 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Get the latest updates on significant Decisions being handed down in this complex practice area. Decisions up to September 2019 will be covered. Be confident you are totally up to date! 

    Our presenter will cover recent cases including:

    • Trident Seafoods Corporation v Trident Foods Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 100 
    • Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC v Bega Cheese Limited (No 8) [2019] FCA 
    • Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd v Australia Rush Rich Winery Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 
    • Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited v Redbubble Limited  [2019] FCA

    Plus further cases decided up until September! The Ultimate Trademarks Case Update.
     

    1.0
    $145.00
  • October 2019

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

    This workshop covers all of the essential elements in the practice of business law from setting up company structures to conducting commercial transactions.

    The program includes:

    • Partnerships
    • Deeds
    • Business names
    • Acting for the vendor
    • Acting for a purchaser
    • Searches
    • Settlements
    • Finance
    • Insurance issues

    This program aims to provide a well rounded foundation for confident practice in this 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