• July 2019

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019
    23 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 23 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In this seminar, our presenter, will use practical examples to highlight essential drafting techniques when preparing affidavits. This session will provide clear guidance on what to do and what not to do in order to prepare effective, admissible affidavits.

     This session will also cover:

    • The use of Affidavits in Court;
    • Tips on how evidence is presented in affidavits including Hearsay; and
    • Form, content and style.

     A must for all practitioners who want to improve their drafting skills!

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 25 July 2019
    25 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 25 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The ramifications of a poorly worded Calderbank letter and Offers of Compromise can be devastating to your client. Getting them wrong can have a significant impact on negotiations, potentially derail proceedings and possibly affect a later Application for Costs should the matter proceed to court.

    This seminar will provide you with an in-depth overview at both Calderbank letters and Offers of Compromise in light of recent cases, and is designed to equip you with the essential skills to draft these important documents with confidence.

    Presented by: Ian Munt, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 25 July 2019
    25 Jul 2019 5:00pm - 25 Jul 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will outline the basis for seeking compensation for wrongful caveats, in light of recent cases. What are the grounds for claiming compensation and what are the subtle nuances that you need to be aware of when advising your client about a potential claim. This session will also assist you when advising your client on whether they have a proper caveatable interest.

    Presented by: Alexander Sheed-Finck, Director and Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, SMR Legal

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2019
    30 Jul 2019 1:00pm - 30 Jul 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will cover the basis on which you can challenge and seek to set aside Settlement Agreements and Consent Judgements. Fraught with difficulties, these applications require in depth knowledge of the factors the Court can weigh up in determining the success of an application. Factors including:

    • Fraud and Bad faith
    • Duress
    • Unconscionability
    • Capacity
    • Mistake 
    • Impossibility of performance
    • Failure of consideration
    • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

    Our presenter will address the significant elements of each factor.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 31 July 2019
    31 Jul 2019 5:00pm - 31 Jul 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Cases have demonstrated that repudiation of the employment contract is a tricky topic . This seminar will provide guidance on what constitutes breach and repudiation of the contract of employment and will address issues including:

    1. Termination/Repudiation clauses that work in practice;
    2. Conduct that can give rise to wrongful termination and repudiation of employment law contracts; and
    3. General case update covering key cases.

    Don't miss this essential update.

    Presented by: Ross Jackson, Partner, Maddocks

    1.0
    $145.00
  • August 2019

  • Thursday, 8 August 2019
    8 Aug 2019 1:00pm - 8 Aug 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    With a range of options and strategies available to gather evidence and present your clients case including Interrogatories, Subpoenas, Notice to Produce, Notice to Admit, and Social Media what are the pros and cons of each option.

    Presented by: Alexandra Tighe, Partner, Holding Redlich

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 20 August 2019
    20 Aug 2019 5:00pm - 20 Aug 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Negotiation is not always a process or proceeding involving just two opposing parties. It can often involve multiple parties including crossing over jurisdictions and as a result, multiple legal practitioners. Negotiation between multiple parties requires care, skill and due diligence.

    If legal proceedings are issued, this can also add multiple legal counsel into the matter, adding cost, time and complexity.

    In this seminar an experienced presenter will provide guidance on how to deal with complex negotiations with multiple parties.

    The seminar will address issues including:

    • Main factors to take into account when dealing with multiple parties;
    • How and when to change strategy if you anticipate further parties to join proceedings;
    • When to act when your client wants / needs to join another party to proceedings;
    • Psychological factors at play
    • Best way to act when you are in the weakest and or strongest position in proceedings
    • Cross jurisdictional factors that can add to the complexity

    Don’t miss this important seminar.

    Presented by: Dr. Peter Condliffe, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019
    21 Aug 2019 1:00pm - 21 Aug 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will provide guidance on how to draft effective letters of advice, focussing on structure, content to include and omit, language, and how to tailor it appropriately to the client. Remember, the letter of advice sets the scene for managing client expectations, covering yourself for negligence claims and must be clear enough to avoid any ambiguity which can fall in the clients favour.

    Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019
    21 Aug 2019 5:00pm - 21 Aug 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will cover the common problems that can occur in even the simplest sale or purchase of a business. 

     
    Our presenter will address issues and provide essential do’s and don’ts’ including: 

    • Transaction structure;  
    • Heads of Agreement;  
    • Due diligence;  
    • Warranties and indemnities;  
    • Employment related issues;  
    • Consideration and enforceability.  

    This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex area where complacency can lead to Transaction Blunders! 
     

    1.0
    $145.00
  • September 2019

  • Tuesday, 3 September 2019
    3 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 3 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will outline the relevant factors to weigh up when choosing an expert witness. 

    Not all experts giving expert evidence are equal. If they are to be permitted to provide ‘opinion evidence’, experts need to have more than just the necessary and proper qualifications, they must have ‘specialised knowledge’. 

    With reference to recent cases, this session will discuss the use of expert evidence, the specialised knowledge that is required in order to give ‘opinion evidence’, and when the evidence of such experts can be relied upon. 

    It will provide guidance on the proper qualifications of an expert, and the issue of whether those qualifications are in fact being used to form the expert’s view. 


     

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 10 September 2019
    10 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 10 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In a recent high profile case the NSW Supreme Court in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd; Voller v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd; Voller v Australian News Channel Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766  held that a media outlet is liable for comments made by third parties on its Facebook pages, even if it didn’t write the allegedly offending comments.

     
    This may be a stark warning to any organisation , business or person using platforms with comments sections such as Facebook, blogs, or YouTube channels whereby potentially ­defamatory comments may be published, that they may now be liable for those comments.
     
    Defamation law is a rapidly developing area of practice and all lawyers working in this area should now be on guard! This session will outline the impact of this and other recent case on the advice you give in your defamation practice.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 10 September 2019
    10 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 10 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The impact of ACCC v Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 12 (ACCC v Ultra Tune) continues to evolve.

    The Fairness in Franchising Report released in March 2019 contains 51 recommendations for fairer franchise procedures and policies.

    This seminar will provide an essential case update and analysis of the impact of the Ultra Tune case and the likely impact of the Report on franchises plus developments since the Report’s release.

    To stay up to date, this is an essential seminar!

    1.0
    $145.00