• Session 1: Sale of Business – Making a List and Checking it Twice. Session 2: Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills. Session 3: Intellectual Property Rights in Business Contracts & Sale.

     


    Sale of Business – Making a List and Checking it Twice

    This seminar will cover the common problems that can occur if not properly addressed, in even the simplest of business sale transactions.

    Our presenter will address issues including:

    • Transaction structure;
    • Heads of Agreement;
    • Due diligence;
    • Warranties and indemnities;
    • Considerations and enforceability.

    This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-80-0

    Presented by: Craig FinlaysonPrincipal Lawyer - Commercial, Macpherson Kelley


    Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills

    Guarantees and indemnity clauses must be drafted with care, skill and precision.  This seminar will provide practical guidance for drafting effective guarantees and indemnity clauses to minimise risk of ambiguity or unenforceability. This seminar will also discuss recent cases in this area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-91-6

    Presented by: Tomaso Di LalloBarrister, Victorian Bar


    Intellectual Property Rights in Business Contracts & Sale

    Sales of business often include dealing with IP rights. This seminar covers the most common clauses and issues to be aware of when drafting or advising on a sale or purchase of business which includes reference to IP. This session will also refer to recent cases that highlight the risks in this tricky area.

    Presented by: Andrew Sutherland, Associate, Davies Collison Cave

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-06-1

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: VCAT Powers, Practice & Procedure. Session 2: Costs Update. Session 3: Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent!.

     


    VCAT Powers, Practice & Procedure

    This seminar will discuss everything you need to know when appearing before VCAT and will cover the proper practice, procedure and mistakes you need to avoid when appearing at VCAT.

    This session will also cover jurisdictional issues and VCAT's limitations.

    A must for all those who practice in the VCAT jurisdiction!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-17-7

    Presented by: Christopher EdquistMember, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal


    Costs Update

    This seminar will provide you with an update on the key changes related to legal costs, provide guidance on their practical application and examine recent cost dispute cases involving practitioners, clients and third parties.

    Don’t miss this important session to ensure that you are not caught out!

    Presented by: 

    Penelope Robertson, Principal / Costs Lawyer, Ethical Costing & Legal Services

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-93-0


    Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent!

    In this seminar, experienced Barrister, Maya Rozner, 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!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-20-7

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked. Session 2: The Current State of Statutory Interpretation. Session3: Costs Update.


    Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked

    This seminar is designed to unlock the secrets to free legal research sites and tools. This seminar will provide a step by step guide to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools. Discover a wide range of available online resources you never knew existed!

    This seminar is a great investment that will save you time and increase your productivity!

    * There's no paper material for this session

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-92-3

    Presented by:

    Michael Gavan, Know-How Team Leader & Research Librarian, Minter Ellison


    The Current State of Statutory Interpretation

    Back by popular demand! Fiona Alpins enlivens this often dry topic, exploring recent trends and current approaches to statutory interpretation, with reference to recent case law.  It’s statutory interpretation – but not as you know it!

    This session will include:

    • Reading statutory text the right way – why does it matter in your work?
    • Lessons from the High Court – text, context and purpose;
    • What to do and what to avoid; and
    • Top tips for persuading a court or tribunal to adopt your client’s contended construction.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-30-6

    Presented by: Fiona Alpins, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Costs Update 

    This seminar will provide you with an update on the key changes related to legal costs, provide guidance on their practical application and examine recent cost dispute cases involving practitioners, clients and third parties.

    Don’t miss this important session to ensure that you are not caught out!

    Presented by: 

    Penelope Robertson, Principal / Costs Lawyer, Ethical Costing & Legal Services

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-93-0


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Agreeing to Agree – When Letter of Intent or Heads of Agreement Become Binding. Session 2: Contract Law – Case Update and Recent Developments. Session 3: Directors Duties and ASIC – The Impact on Your Legal Advice.


    Agreeing to Agree – When Letter of Intent or Heads of Agreement Become Binding

    Despite a common misconception that you can’t have an agreement to agree, in a number of significant decisions the courts have found that “in principle” or heads of agreement expressed to be “subject to contract” may sometimes be enforceable.

    This session will examine the circumstances where this can occur inadvertently, as well as appropriate mechanisms to minimise dispute where the parties do intend for their preliminary agreement to be binding. It will also consider the risks of negotiations surrounding the initial agreement being deemed misleading and deceptive conduct.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-40-5

    Presented by: Daryl Williams QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Contract Law – Case Update and Recent Developments

    This session will provide an overview of recent significant contract law decisions and the lessons to be learnt from them, covering issues such as:

    • Construction of contracts; Repudiation and Termination;
    • Dispute resolution clauses; Consequential loss;
    • Reasonable endeavours; Implied duty of co-operation;
    • Damages for breach of warranty / mitigation; and
    • Review of the Unfair Contract Terms.

    This is the essential contract law update for 2019.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-45-0

    Presented by: Peter Moran, Principal and Accredited Business Law Specialist, Peer Legal

    and

    Katerina Pshenichner, Senior Associate, Peer Legal


    Directors Duties and ASIC – The Impact on Your Legal Advice 

    The duties and responsibilities imposed on company directors and officers have recently been in the spotlight following controversy around the banking and Financial industries. This session will examine recent cases and developments concerning directors’ and officers’ duties, including to what extent directors should be aware of potential breaches of the law and whether there is a need for more effective protection for directors in decision making. It will also address potential claims and the signs to watch for and questions to ask when advising clients in this area.

    The session will provide guidance on how companies should modify their practices and procedures and will also cover the most recent ASIC investigations and cases. It will also discuss the wide range of powers that ASIC officers can enforce.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-44-3

    Presented by: Dean Luxton, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format

    Paper materials in pdf format

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1; Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion. Session 2: Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working? Session 3: Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client. Session 4: Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment 


    Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion 

    This session will provide an update on significant recent cases up to March 2019 and an overview of recent legislative developments.

    Presented by: Gregory Buchhorn, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working? 

    This session will overview the pros and cons of recent Court initiatives including:

    • Victorian Intermediaries Pilot Program-Assisting Vulnerable Witnesses; and
    • E-Briefing - Digital Briefs of Evidence

    Presented by: Stephanie Joosten, Barrister, Victorian Bar 


    Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client 

    What can happen when a lawyer overidentifies with their client?  What are the risks when the lawyer stops being able to maintain a professional distance?

    This session will discuss the temptations and the cost of overstepping the boundaries with a client. It will also outline how best to deal with a colleague that you suspect is ‘getting too involved’ with their client.

    Presented by: Marita Altman, Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Lethbridges Barristers and Solicitors


    Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment 

    Recent cases indicate the current view of the courts in how voluntary pre-hearing treatment undertaken by the accused, may correlate with a more favourable outcome.

    What are the most effective voluntary steps that should be undertaken in cases ranging from drug offences through to serious assault and burglary. 

    An added incentive may be the possibility that voluntary actions not taken into account by the initial decision maker may form the basis of an appeal in some cases.

    Presented by: Chris Hooper, Solicitor, Richard Revill Lawyers


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-33-7

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper material in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent! Session 2: Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills Session 3: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases

     


    Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent!

    In this seminar, experienced Barrister, Maya Rozner, 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!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-20-7

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills

    Guarantees and indemnity clauses must be drafted with care, skill and precision.  This session will provide practical guidance for drafting effective guarantees and indemnity clauses to minimise risk of ambiguity or unenforceability. This session will also discuss recent cases in this area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-91-6

    Presented by: Tomaso Di Lallo, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases

    Practitioners are often instructed to make or consider offers of settlement, enter into settlement negotiations and draw settlement agreements and / or enforce their terms.  It is imperative that practitioners have excellent drafting skills in order to accurately record settlement and minimise client risk.

    This seminar will cover:

    •     “without prejudice” offers and negotiations;
    •     forms of settlement offers;
    •     drafting terms of settlement and releases; and key risk areas.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-89-3

    Presented by: Graydon Dowd, Partner, Hall & Wilcox


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Developments, Trends and Challenges in 2018. Session 2: Drafting Do’s and Don’ts. Session 3: Migration Law Case Update 2018. Session 4: Visa, Behaviour, Cancellations and Consequences.


    Developments, Trends and Challenges in 2018

    This session will address recent and emerging legislative developments including:

    • The progress of The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017;
    • Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018; 
    • The progress of the Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period (NARWP) due to commence 1 July 2018; and
    • Training Benchmarks and Skilling Australia Fund (SAF)

    Our presenter will also address:

    • The practical challenges of staying ahead of constant changes to legislation, processes and procedures. 
    • Uncertainty around Government discretion that may seem contradictory in application.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-15-3

    Presented by: Lena HungPrincipal, Accredited Immigration Law Specialist, Lena Hung & Associates


    Drafting Do’s and Don’ts

    This session will focus on the do’s and don’ts of drafting for migration lawyers including:

    • Applications;
    • Submissions; and  
    • Affidavits.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-16-0

    Presented by: Carina Ford, Managing Partner, Accredited Immigration and Administrative Law Specialist, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers


    Migration Law Case Update 2018

    This session will address recent notable cases in the Federal Court and AAT, including up to date cases dealing with the ‘fast-track’ refugee determination process. 

    The Ultimate Case update to ensure you are not left behind!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-13-9

    Presented by: Cahal FairfieldBarrister, Victorian Bar


    Visa, Behaviour, Cancellations and Consequences

    Our presenter will address the legal consequences and options available for a client who faces the refusal or cancellation of a visa arising from matters including:

    • Family related issues including family violence;
    • Criminal charges or Intervention Orders;

    and will discuss the difficulty that one party may have when raising family violence issues in light of the possible consequences.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-14-6

    Presented by: Rupert TimmsPrincipal, Accredited Immigration Law Specialist, Timms Immigration Lawyers


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    4.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Assignment of Leases - When is the Landlord Unreasonably Withholding Consent? Session 2: Heads of Agreement - When Are They Binding in Light of the Parties’ Subsequent Conduct? Session 3: The Consequences of Errors and/or Omissions in Property Law Contracts - Cases and Latest Developments. Session 4: Questionable Caveats – To lodge or not to lodge.


    Assignment of Leases - When is the Landlord Unreasonably Withholding Consent?

    Whilst the lease may be clear, the circumstances may not be. This session will address the nuances surrounding the seeking, giving or refusing consent to assign the lease.

    Presented by: Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers


    Heads of Agreement - When Are They Binding in Light of the Parties’ Subsequent Conduct?

    Parties entering into an agreement or offer to lease may be blindsided if they ‘assume’ the lease is on foot and act accordingly. How does the court view post Heads of Agreement conduct when determining if an agreement is binding?

    This session will outline the current state of play by reference to recent cases.  

    Presented by: Malwina PeacockSenior Legal Counsel, Vicinity Centres 

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-96-1


    The Consequences of Errors and/or Omissions in Property Law Contracts - Cases and Latest Developments

    It is no secret that conveyancing claims are on the rise in Victoria. Failure to advise on complex legal issues, making errors in terms of property related tax advice, defects and/or omissions in s32 statements, failing to advise on or conduct necessary searches and inspections, and incorrectly dealing with caveats and priority notices, are just some of the common mistakes practitioners are making.

    This session will discuss the risk management strategies that you can implement in your practice to best avoid these common and costly mistakes.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-19-1

    Presented by: Michael Mammen, Partner, HWL Ebsworth


    Questionable Caveats – To lodge or not to lodge

    Section 89 of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 allows any person to lodge a caveat claiming an equitable estate or interest in a registered proprietor’s land.

    This seminar will cover:
    •    Action to take when a nuisance caveator lodges a caveat to gain strategic advantage in a dispute with your client;
    •    When you should and shouldn’t act on instructions to lodge a “questionable caveat”;
    •    How and when to remove the “questionable” caveat.

    Make sure you’re ready in the case of the ‘questionable caveat’.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-28-3

    Presented by: Dan Coombes, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentations in mp4 format.

    Paper material in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: ALERT! Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) - Commencing March 2018 - Are You Ready? Session 2: Drafting Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. Session 3: Sudden Death - The Legal Difficulties Arising from an Unexpected Death.


    ALERT! Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) - Commencing March 2018 - Are You Ready?

    The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 is due to commence in March 2018 and is expected to introduce a raft of changes in an ever-changing legislative environment.

    The new changes deal with appointment of a medical treatment decision maker and ‘advanced care directives’. This session will provide you with an essential overview of the relevant changes, as well as an update on the status and effect of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic).

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-85-5

    Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Brophy, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Drafting Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives 

    While most practitioners are well aware of the Powers of Attorney Amendments Act 2016 (Vic) and the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic), it is imperative that practitioners working in this practice area, draft clear and correct Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives to ensure your client’s wishes are carried out in accordance with their instructions.

    This seminar will provide the essential drafting tips to ensure you can draft these important documents with confidence.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-46-7

    Presented by: Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor and Accredited Wills & Estates Specialist, KHQ Lawyers


    Sudden Death - The Legal Difficulties Arising from an Unexpected Death

    This session will address the unique legal and practical challenges that arise when a death is sudden or unexpected, particularly when there is no time for the usual formal steps.

    This session will also cover the authority to make funeral arrangements, accessing bank accounts and dealing with other property.   

    * There is no paper material for this session

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-86-2

    Presented by: Simon Gannon, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00