• 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
  • Friday, 13 December 2019
    13 Dec 2019 9:00am - 13 Dec 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop is designed to give practitioners an introduction and overview of the planning system in Victoria. It will introduce practitioners to the application, objection and appeals procedure and includes a selection of Case Studies to be considered and discussed in relation to the procedures and issues involved. The enforcement provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and other controls will also be considered.

    Topics include:

    •     Planning framework including legislation
    •     Planning and responsible authorities
    •     Planning schemes
    •     Zoning
    •     Amendments
    •     Applications for review
    •     Compensation
    •     Proceedings in VCAT
    •     Application processes
    •     Objections
    •     Submissions
       

     

    5.5
    $495.00
  • January 2020

  • 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

    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
  • 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 9:00am - 30 Jan 2020 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

     

    Mediation – How to Prepare When Your Client Has Not 

    The challenges of preparing for and attending mediation can be overwhelming when:

    • Your client is unprepared;
    • Your opponent is unprepared;
    • Despite your best attempts there is no clear strategy; and
    • Your client still expects settlement.

    This seminar will address how you can overcome these challenges and achieve the best outcome.

    This session will also provide guidance on how you can take control of the process even in circumstances when no one seems to be prepared or cooperating.

    Update Your Standard Costs Agreement in 2020 

    With reference to recent cases and common errors this seminar will highlight the reasons why you need to update your standard costs agreement in 2020. 

    Costs Agreements are one of the most important documents used by legal practitioners, yet once drafted they are rarely reviewed except to update charge out rates. Failing to keep pace with legislative changes and case law developments can, however, result in outdated, unclear and/or inaccurate costs agreements, potentially leaving practitioners exposed and unable to recover outstanding legal fees.

    This session will consider how and why you should re-examine and consider updating and/or tailoring your costs agreement in light of recent and upcoming legislative changes, which impact significantly on the content and terminology used.

    It will also explore common errors in costs agreements, with reference to recent decisions, and provide tips on how to ensure that the costs agreement you issue is appropriate and will minimise the likelihood of problems arising.

    Presented by: Penny Van den Berg, Principal Lawyer, Mahlab Costing

    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

    Ethics In The Spotlight 

    With the recent revelations and scandal surrounding ‘Lawyer X’, 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.

     

    4.0
    $450.00
  • 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
  • Tuesday, 4 February 2020
    4 Feb 2020 5:00pm - 4 Feb 2020 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    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 and provide essential do’s and don’ts’ including:

    • Transaction structure;
    • Heads of Agreement;
    • Due diligence;
    • Warranties and indemnities;
    • Employment related issues;
    • Consideration and enforceability.

    This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex area where complacency can lead to Transaction Blunders!

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 5 February 2020
    5 Feb 2020 9:00am - 5 Feb 2020 11:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    2.0
    $200.00
  • Wednesday, 5 February 2020
    5 Feb 2020 5:00pm - 5 Feb 2020 6:00pm (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.

    1.0
    $145.00