• February 2019

  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019
    19 Feb 2019 5:30pm - 19 Feb 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Conveyancing practice is a high risk area for negligence and complaints.

    This session will explore key risk areas in conveyancing practice including:

    • Getting the right instructions;
    • Preparing and reviewing contract and vendor statements;
    • Disclosure obligations and special conditions;
    • The settlement transaction;
    • Post settlement obligations, GST, stamp duty and applicable taxes.

    Minimise risk of becoming one of the statistics!

    Presented by: Malcolm Watson, Partner, Gadens

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019
    19 Feb 2019 5:30pm - 19 Feb 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will provide an overview of the process involved in the various applications that can be made under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (Vic) including applications for orders:

    • Appointing a guardian to make decisions with respect to a person’s lifestyle
    • Appointing an administrator to manage a person’s financial and legal affairs
    • Revoking an attorney’s appointment, or varying, suspending or making another order in relation to a financial enduring power of attorney
    • Revoking or suspending an enduring power of attorney including medical treatment decision maker

    It will provide practitioners with handy hints on preparing and filing the various applications, as well as appearing at hearings, highlighting common areas of concern.

    Presented by: Amanda Wynne, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019
    20 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 20 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In light of significant upheaval in the Corporate Insolvency arena, many practitioners are looking for clarity and guidance in how best to advise clients.  This seminar will outline recent developments including a case update in the following key areas:

    • Corporate Trustee Insolvency
    • Deeds of Company Arrangement  
    • Safe Harbour Provisions
    • Ipso Facto Reforms

    This is an essential session in ensuring you are up to date and in readiness for 2019.

    Presented by: Matthew HarveyBarrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019
    20 Feb 2019 5:30pm - 20 Feb 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In today’s competitive legal market, being a skilled lawyer is often not enough to guarantee ongoing career success. The ability to attract new clients or secure additional work from existing clients is vital for lawyers at all levels. This can be a challenge for even the most experienced practitioners with established networks. Learn the techniques and strategies to win business and earn trust even as a ‘shy’ or tentative personality. Fake it till you make it!

    This practical seminar will explore realistic options and business development strategies for lawyers, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and how they can be used to help you and your firm win business, beat the competition and stand out from the crowd!

    Presented by: Carl White, Director and Chief Experience Officer, CXINLAW

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019
    21 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 21 Feb 2019 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: Amanda Surrey, Senior Librarian, Hall & Wilcox

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019
    21 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 21 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    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.

    Presented by: Tomaso Di Lallo, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019
    21 Feb 2019 5:30pm - 21 Feb 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The area of Contract Law has seen significant changes recently. In order to properly advise your clients, you need to ensure that you are on top of all the developments.

    This seminar will provide an update on Contractual Penalties and more. With reference to significant cases this session will cover topics including:

    • When a fee constitutes a penalty;
    • Drafting tips for ensuring that clauses are not deemed to be penalties; and
    • Strategies for dealing with purported penalty clauses.

     

    It will also address the issue of unconscionable conduct and the current state of play of the unfair contract terms to small business contracts

    An essential seminar for all practitioners wanting to ensure their knowledge is up to date in this complex area.

    Presented by: Jennika Anthony-Shaw, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Monday, 25 February 2019
    25 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 25 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Are you a Litigator?  Did you know the Harman obligation can apply to you?

    This presentation considers the Harman obligation not to use documents obtained through litigation for an ulterior purpose.  The presentation discusses:

    1) When the obligation arises;

    2) What kind of documents it applies to;

    3) When it comes to an end;

    4) When a party can be excused from compliance; and

    5) The effect of the Civil Procedure Act.

    Presented by: Nawaar HassanBarrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019
    26 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 26 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    A badly worded or inadequate Settlement Agreement can derail the most promising settlement and can also be negligent. Each party may have different interpretations on what has been agreed. And does the Release cover your client fully?

    From considering and negotiating offers of settlement to drafting settlement agreements and releases this seminar is essential for litigators who want to enhance their skills in this crucial area.

    • Minimise risk and maximise successful settlement!
    • This seminar will cover:
    • “Without prejudice” offers and negotiations;
    • Clarity of settlement terms
    • Forms of settlement offers;
    • Drafting terms of settlement and releases; and
    • Key risk areas.

    Presented by: Graydon Dowd, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019
    26 Feb 2019 5:30pm - 26 Feb 2019 6:30pm (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.

    Presented by: Michael Rivette, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019
    27 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 27 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Although practitioners are aware of their professional duties and ethical obligations, a surprising number still fall short of the standard required.

    In this session, hear from a leading practitioner on:

    • Areas of ongoing general concern for legal practitioners;
    • Practical guidance on how to reduce the risk of a complaint; and
    • The top ethical dilemmas that keep practitioners awake at night.

    Grab this chance to get your CPD Ethics point under your belt.

    Presented by: Donna Cooper, Ethics Consultant, Ethics4Lawyers

    1.0
    $145.00
  • March 2019

  • Friday, 1 March 2019
    1 Mar 2019 1:00pm - 1 Mar 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Don’t risk your clients matter through lack of proper evidence and preparation, inadequate drafting or misunderstanding processes and procedures in this complex area. 

    This seminar will cover:

    Obtaining and compiling evidence, drafting Statements of Grounds and Particulars, understanding the Appeals process, associated costs considerations. Take your knowledge and skills to a higher level by attending this seminar.

    Presented by: Campbell Thompson, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $95.00