• 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

  • 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

  • October 2019

  • Wednesday, 30 October 2019
    30 Oct 2019 9:00am - 30 Oct 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne


    Session 1

    Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour by Staff Members or Contractors 

    Responsibilities and options when notified that a staff member or contractor/s has acted inappropriately towards a child in your care:

    • Questions to ask and information required
    • Staff personal liability vs school liability
    • Legal responsibilities towards child/ren and staff member/contractor.
    • Options for conducting investigation
    • External vs internal investigator

    Presented by: Fiona Knowles, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Session 2

    Family Law Issues and The School’s Role 

    Responsibilities and risks in interpreting and complying with various Court requirements. This session will discuss:

    • Parenting Orders, Parenting plans
    • Intervention Orders
    • Complying with Subpoenas
    • Student and parent privacy

    Session 3

    Data Breaches and the Impact on Your School 

    The Mandatory Data Breach laws impose legal responsibility on organisations, including schools, to protect student and staff personal data and information. Breaches can have serious consequences. Recent high profile examples show the adverse impact a breach can have on the reputation of a teaching organisation.

    This session will outline:

    • What is the data breach regime
    • How does it apply to schools
    • What data must be protected
    • What to do if a breach occurs and your legal reporting obligations

    Session 4

    A Safe Workplace and Duty of Care 

    A school has a responsibility to provide a safe workplace including risks to mental and physical health. This session will discuss the schools’ responsibilities and common risks and causes including: 

    • Abuse from parents including online criticism and abuse
    • Long hours and report writing
    • Managing student behavioural and personal issues