• September 2019

  • 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

    Presented by: Evelyn Tadros, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • 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.

    Presented by: Robyn Wheeler, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • 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

    Presented by: Trevor Wallwork, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • 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 

    Presented by: John Simpson, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • October 2019

  • Wednesday, 9 October 2019
    9 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 9 Oct 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 the course of litigation including settlement negotiation? Would you know how to respond if they sought to provide such information to you? Where is the line between acceptable litigation 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 litigation and 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 challenging settlements
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019
    16 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 16 Oct 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William 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.


    This session will also cover:

    • Appointment of executors
    • Bequests and devices
    • Residue clauses
    • Superannuation streaming
    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    22 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 22 Oct 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.

    Presented by: Campbell Thompson, Barrister, Victorian Bar
     

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Thursday, 31 October 2019
    31 Oct 2019 1:00pm - 31 Oct 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will cover two of the more unusual types of claims and disputes that require specific knowledge and skill to navigate. Gain confidence and know you are aware of these options in your litigators toolkit. 

    • Fiduciary Obligations and Breaches

    Can you claim a breach of fiduciary obligations where the contract is essentially commercial in nature? Why could you bring such a claim? This session will address this issue in light of recent cases.

    • Commercial Regulatory Disputes 

    What are regulatory disputes, what makes them different from disputes between private parties, and why are those differences important to understand?
    This presentation will discuss skills and strategies for dealing with regulators, and advice for approaching an unfamiliar regulatory regime for the first time.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • November 2019

  • Wednesday, 13 November 2019
    13 Nov 2019 5:00pm - 13 Nov 2019 6:00pm (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 in an adverse costs order when the judgment is set aside.


    This seminar provides a case update on the issue of “snapping on” default judgments and will discuss concerns the courts have regarding this approach.
    This session will also discuss:

    • The applicable principles and considerations you need to weigh up before applying for summary judgment; 
    • The test the courts apply when deciding to order summary judgement;
    • Instances where the courts have dismissed claims on the basis of a lack of evidence by the plaintiff.
       
    1.0
    $145.00