• April 2019

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    30 Apr 2019 1:00pm - 30 Apr 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Making an application for default judgment when a defendant fails to defend the matter by the applicable time is prescribed by the relevant rules in Victoria. Issues arise when a plaintiff may choose to “Snap on’ a default judgment which may be considered by the courts as negative practice, or acting in bad faith resulting an adverse costs order when the judgment is set aside.

    This session will provide a case update on the issue of “snapping on” default judgments and discuss the concerns the courts have when taking this approach.

    This seminar will also discuss the applicable principles you need to carefully consider before making a summary judgment application and the test the courts apply when deciding to give summary judgement. This session will also discuss instances where the courts have dismissed claims on the basis of a lack of evidence by the plaintiff.

    Presented by: Peter A Clarke, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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

    Financial Statements set the scene for successful Property Applications in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. What are the critical do’s and don’ts when preparing these financial statements? What are the steps to take and issues to follow up with the client if the information provided by the client ‘doesn’t add up’! Where is the line if you suspect the client is being less than candid and what responsibility do you have if you suspect the information is untrue?

    This seminar will give you the confidence and sound understanding to know your way around essential financial terms and concepts as well as your responsibilities in relation to these documents.

    Presented by: Georgina Gregory, Director & Accredited Family Law Specialist, Clancy & Triado

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

    The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 expected to be passed later this year, introduces key changes to sunset clauses and off the plan developments which is to have retrospective effect to 23 August 2018.

    This session will discuss The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 and will focus on new provisions ss10A to 10F that the Bill will insert into the Sale of Land Act 1962. These provisions will impose significant impacts on vendors, their current developments and future investments.

    This is a not to be missed event!

     

    Presented by: William Rimmer, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • May 2019

  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
    2 May 2019 5:30pm - 2 May 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    In light of the recent finding of the Banking Royal Commission, 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: Simon Rubenstein, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2019
    8 May 2019 5:00pm - 8 May 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    How do you know which option is best when deciding to record an arrangement by Agreement or Deed? This session will cover topics including:

    • The legal implications of each option
    • Advantages and disadvantages of each option
    • The risks and consequences of making the wrong choice
    • Recent significant cases

    Ensure you know which way to proceed!

    Presented by: Sarah Worsfield, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019
    9 May 2019 1:00pm - 9 May 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Letters of Advice:

    Whilst letters of advice may seem straightforward and routine, it is essential that they be clear, concise and written in plain English.This seminar will provide guidance on how to draft effective letters of advice, focussing on structure, style, content and what to include and omit.

    Letters of Demand:

    Learn where practitioners have been going wrong in drafting these important documents and receive tips to protect yourself from unintended claims from your client or third parties!

    Failure to comply with strict legislative guidelines may have significant adverse consequences for a practitioner (and may impact on the client’s matter). It can also lead to disciplinary action and / or proceedings for misleading and deceptive conduct being brought against a practitioner personally.

    Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 24 May 2019
    24 May 2019 1:00pm - 24 May 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Have you been asked to appear in court?  Have you been thrown in the deep end and not sure what’s expected of you?  The court room can be a stressful and intimidating place at the best of times, not to mention the relevant procedures and etiquette that legal practitioners need to be aware of. Don’t risk ‘sinking’ in a public forum.

    This session will give you the confidence you need when appearing in the major jurisdictions.

    This seminar covers the following:

    • Entering your appearance
    • Where to sit and when to stand
    • Announcing your appearance
    • Obtaining your client’s instructions from the bench
    • Handing up documents
    • Leaving the bar table
    • Addressing the person presiding
    • Interacting with opposing representatives
    • Standing matters down
    • Knowing when to speak
    • Preparing your client for court
    • Dealing with the Court registry
    • General etiquette issues – mobile phones, sound recording and attire

    Plus, also receive practical advocacy tips for getting the best result for your client.

    Presented by: Evelyn Tadros, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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

    Sometimes, the most simple and straightforward tasks can hold the greatest potential for problems – this is certainly the case with solicitors’ certificates.  Irrespective of whether the certificate is being sought by “walk-in” or long-standing clients, practitioners need to be extremely diligent in their review of the relevant documents, the advice provided to the clients and their own file management.   This may be difficult given time and costing limitations, not to mention the pressure from clients to “simply sign off” on what they may view as just another administrative loan document.

    In this session, our presenter, will highlight some of the common – and serious – errors made by practitioners as well as provide useful tips on how to minimise risk exposure.

    Presented by: Heather Hibberd, Chief Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee

    1.0
    $145.00
  • June 2019

  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019
    19 Jun 2019 1:00pm - 19 Jun 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Misleading and Deceptive Conduct, when established, can have serious implications, both monetary and reputational.  

    This seminar will address the leading principles relevant to proving a successful claim or in defence a claim brought against your client.

    The seminar will also address the most recent and significant decisions handed down by superior courts and their implications for your clients.

    Presented by: Luisa Alampi, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00