• December 2019

  • Tuesday, 10 December 2019
    10 Dec 2019 5:00pm - 10 Dec 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    You often get only one shot at a successful injunction application. And limited time to put the application together. Badly worded or inadequate documents including affidavits in support, can result in refusal to grant the injunction. Getting clear instructions and supporting material are crucial. This seminar will outline the critical issues to cover and provide important tips and traps to be aware of when instructed to apply for an injunction.   

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • January 2020

  • Thursday, 16 January 2020
    16 Jan 2020 1:00pm - 16 Jan 2020 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Poorly worded costs agreements and failure to make proper or updated disclosure can impact your ability to recover fees and result in disciplinary action.

    This seminar will provide you with an update on significant cases related to legal costs and provide guidance on their practical application. This session will also examine cases involving failure to comply with Disclosure and other professional obligations and the impact on recovery of professional fees.

    Don’t miss this important session to maximise your fee recovery!

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 17 January 2020
    17 Jan 2020 1:00pm - 17 Jan 2020 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    With the recent revelations and public scandals, the public could be forgiven for thinking that legal practitioners often fall short of their professional duties and ethical obligations.

    However, as any lawyer knows, they are never out of the ‘Ethical Spotlight’ and in an age of rapid technological evolution, it is all too easy to be caught in its glare.

    In this session hear from a leading practitioner on:

    • Practical implications of technology on ability to maintain client confidentiality;
    • Practical guidance on how to reduce the risk of a complaint;
    • A discussion on where the boundary is between  a ‘working life’ and ‘private life’ in an age where the ‘office’ may be fluid and
    • The classic ethical dilemmas that keep practitioners awake at night.

    Don’t miss this informative and valuable session.

    Presented by: Bridgid Cowling, Senior Associate, Arnold Bloch Leibler

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 21 January 2020
    21 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 21 Jan 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Any employer considered to be a ‘public company’ or ‘large proprietary company’ will be required to have a compliant whistle-blower policy in place from 1 January 2020.

    This session will discuss:

    • How does is work;
    • What does it mean for your clients;
    • What needs to be drafted and are you compliant?;
    • Updating your policy;
    • What are the risks;
    • What the benefits.

    Don’t miss this critical update!

    Presented by: Lucy Line, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2020
    22 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 22 Jan 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    How do you stay in control whilst trying to meet or exceed client and colleague demands and expectations? Access and availability is often expected at all hours of the day and night and it is easy to become overwhelmed.

    Time management is the key to surviving and thriving as a lawyer. Hear from an experienced practitioner about what they do to increase productivity and deliver at the highest level.

    This seminar is designed to reveal the strategies that successful lawyers use to maximise every minute of the day and achieve client and personal satisfaction.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2020
    22 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 22 Jan 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 which commences on 1 March 2020 introduces changes affecting the basis upon which a Guardian can make decisions, and also the legal test around capacity. 

    This session will dissect the changes, and also look at the role of VCAT and the appointment of Guardians or Administrators as impacted by the new Act.

     

    Presented by: William Moore, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 23 January 2020
    23 Jan 2020 1:00pm - 23 Jan 2020 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    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!

    Presented by: Lauren Marr, Legal Research Librarian, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 29 January 2020
    29 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 29 Jan 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The duties and responsibilities imposed on company directors and officers have never been more stringent or exposed. The requirement for their legal advisers to be across current developments has also never been more important.

    This seminar will examine recent cases and developments, 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, the signs to watch for and questions to ask when advising clients in this area.

    The seminar 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 and are enforcing.

    The session will also outline ASIC’s plans to embed officials inside Australia’s biggest banks to monitor governance and compliance, plus the establishment of a taskforce to look into large listed companies including on-site surveillance and investigation.

    This is a seminar not to be missed!

    Presented by: Kate Koidl, Partner, MinterEllison

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 30 January 2020
    30 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 30 Jan 2020 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
  • Thursday, 30 January 2020
    30 Jan 2020 5:00pm - 30 Jan 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will discuss the three ways for dealing with or removal of a hostile caveat under sections 89A, 90 (2) and 90 (3) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic)(the TLA). This session will focus on the issues relating to applications relating to removal of a caveat and will discuss:

    • Section 89A, which enables a registered proprietor to apply to the registrar to serve a notice on a caveator
    • Section 90(2), which enables the caveator to seek an order to delay registering dealing with the land
    • Section 90(3) which enables a party to bring proceedings in a court for the removal of the caveat

    Our presenter will discuss the risks and benefits of each option including the circumstances where an application to remove a caveat may be considered ‘vexatious’ for the purposes of the Act and the factors weighed by the court when exercising its discretion.

    Presented by: Dan Coombes, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 31 January 2020
    31 Jan 2020 1:00pm - 31 Jan 2020 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Since The Powers of Attorney Amendments Act 2016 (Vic) and The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) came into force, practitioners have faced significant changes and challenges over the past two years.

    This seminar will discuss the impact of the legislation including the most recent cases and issues that VCAT has dealt with over that time: Ensure you are completely up to date in this sometimes complex area and start off 2020 a step ahead!

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

    1.0
    $145.00
  • February 2020

  • Tuesday, 4 February 2020
    4 Feb 2020 5:00pm - 4 Feb 2020 5:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Since the commencement of The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) many high profile data breach examples highlighted just how critical it is for every company and organisation to mitigate the risk of data breach, and that failure to comply can potentially result in serious consequences for your clients and negative exposure for you or your firm/organisation.  

    12 months on from its implementation, commentary suggests that data breaches and hacking incidents remain an increasing risk, especially in the legal sector. They also show that the majority of data breaches are caused by human error. Practitioners should ensure that they are fully aware of the legal position so they can advise their clients on the necessary requirements, plans and procedures to respond to any data breaches that may occur.

    This session will provide an update on latest developments since the legislation took effect and guidance on the risks of a breach and what you can do to protect your clients, your firm, organisation and even yourself.

    1.0
    $145.00