• September 2019

  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    17 Sep 2019 9:00am - 17 Sep 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    An overview of SMSF constraints and related issues. This program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the essentials. The program includes:

    • Restraints on provision of advice regarding SMSFs
    • New SMSF deeds – key attributes
    • Existing SMSF deeds – review issues
    • Control issues & options
    • SMSFs and non-residents
    • Contributions
    • Investment strategies
    • Leases of business real property
    • Funding & security alternatives
    • Instalment warrants – features
    • Fixed unit trusts
    • Documenting investment strategies – investment phase
    • Segregation v non-segregation – investment phase
    • Managing SMSF breaches
    • Use of investment & other reserves
    • Contingency planning for SMSFs
    • Insurance policies
    • Transitional issues
    • Transferring wealth to superannuation at or near retirement
    • Overview – retirement benefits
    • Transition to retirement income streams
    • Income streams commenced at or post retirement
    • Advice regarding superannuation and insurance
    • Asset protection – bankruptcy clawback powers
    • Payment of superannuation death benefits – options
    • Death benefit options
    • Life insurance & superannuation
    • Generating excepted income for minor dependants
    • Control issues – externally managed funds
    • Control issues – SMSFs
    • Second generation SMSFs
    • Forward planning strategies

    Presented by: Allan Swan, Director - Estate Planning EQUATION – Preventative Law

    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    6.0
    $495.00
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019
    18 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 18 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Are you aware of the Harman Obligation? Did you know it can apply in Family Law matters?

    This session considers the Harman Obligation not to use documents obtained through litigation for an ulterior purpose.  Focusing on Family Law proceedings, this seminar discusses issues including:

    • When the obligation arises;
    • What kind of documents it applies to;
    • When it comes to an end;
    • When a party can be excused from compliance; and
    • Potential cost consequences.

    Presented by: Robyn Wheeler, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2019
    24 Sep 2019 1:00pm - 24 Sep 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This session will focus on recent cases and address the potential impact of those decisions in light of previous authorities including issues on:

    • Legal reasonableness
    • Relevance
    • Evidence
    • Materiality – Hossain and SZMTA
    • Hearsay

    Presented by: Trevor Wallwork, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
    25 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 25 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar is designed to help you prepare for Personal Injury trials and deal with unexpected challenges. This seminar is a must for PI lawyers. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Essential preparation tasks;
    • Settlement negotiations to avoid trail
    • How to deal with problematic evidence that arises pre and mid trial;
    • Considering witnesses and discovery;
    • Liaising with insurers and experts
    • Helpful tips and tactics 

    Presented by: John Simpson, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $99.00
  • October 2019

  • Wednesday, 9 October 2019
    9 Oct 2019 9:00am - 9 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop covers all of the essential elements in the practice of business law from setting up company structures to conducting commercial transactions.

    The program includes:

    • Partnerships
    • Deeds
    • Business names
    • Acting for the vendor
    • Acting for a purchaser
    • Searches
    • Settlements
    • Finance
    • Insurance issues

    This program aims to provide a well rounded foundation for confident practice in this area.


    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    5.5
    $495.00
  • Monday, 21 October 2019 - Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    21 Oct 2019 9:00am - 22 Oct 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Gain technical skills in conveyancing transactions which will equip you to confidently operate in legal professional practice as a lawyer or senior conveyancer.

    This interactive and practical workshop covers the essentials, including the following topics:

    • Conduct title searches
    • Make applications for certificates and permits from statutory authorities
    • E-conveyancing and VOI (Verification of Identity)
    • Prepare contracts of sale of real estate
    • Draft vendors' statements
    • Draft transfers of land
    • Attend to mortgage documentation
    • Attend to settlement procedures, stamping and registration
    • Attend to Post settlement procedures
    • PEXA Overview

    This workshop introduces practitioners to all aspects of the conveyancing process from property ownership, how the Sale of Land Act 1962 is applied to contracts for the sale of real estate, searches and lodgement of forms, as well as providing an overview of a conveyancing process from initial instructions to post settlement.

    During this workshop, a representative from PEXA will address the key changes to property-related transactions and will guide you through the PEXA processes and procedures as they currently stand.

    This workshop is ideal for legal practitioners new to practice in this area or those requiring a refresher, as well as those who wish to work in a legal office or conveyancing department in senior conveyancing role.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    22 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 22 Oct 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Get the latest updates on significant Decisions being handed down in this complex practice area. Decisions up to September 2019 will be covered. Be confident you are totally up to date! 

    Our presenter will cover recent cases including:

    • Trident Seafoods Corporation v Trident Foods Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 100 
    • Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC v Bega Cheese Limited (No 8) [2019] FCA 
    • Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd v Australia Rush Rich Winery Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 
    • Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited v Redbubble Limited  [2019] FCA

    Plus further cases decided up until September! The Ultimate Trademarks Case Update.

    Presented by: Campbell Thompson, Barrister, Victorian Bar
     

    1.0
    $99.00
  • Friday, 25 October 2019
    25 Oct 2019 9:00am - 25 Oct 2019 5:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Improve your advocacy skills and techniques. This program includes:

    • Case concept and preparation
    • Preparation of applications
    • Persuasion techniques
    • Submissions (including closing submissions)
    • Examination-in-chief
    • Cross examination
    • Re-examination and making submissions

    Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques and skills using a case study. Feedback from experienced advocates is designed to increase your confidence and ability to deal with the challenge of real life advocacy. This is a practical workshop.

     

    6.0
    $645.00
  • Monday, 28 October 2019
    28 Oct 2019 9:00am - 28 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Designed for family law practitioners already confident in the basic skills of family law practice, this is a one day workshop. This workshop aims to equip lawyers with the finer skills of making sure your client gets their share.

    Topics include:

    •     preparation
    •     taxation issues
    •     special contributions
    •     farming cases
    •     discretionary trusts
    •     Stanford
    •     financial disclosure
    •     valuation evidence
    •     superannuation
    •     bankruptcy
    •     expert witness
    •     costs
    •     mareva injunctions and anton piller orders
    5.5
    $495.00
  • Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
    29 Oct 2019 9:00am - 30 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an overview of the criminal law jurisdiction in Victoria.

    Participants will examine the basic principles of Criminal Law Practice and Procedure with special reference to practice in the Magistrates' Court. Participants will also be introduced to appeals from the Magistrates' Court to the County and Supreme Courts, and committals and preparation for trial in the County and Supreme Courts.

    An overview of the criminal law jurisdiction. The program includes:

    • Magistrates' Court mentions
    • Contested hearings
    • Police powers of arrest
    • Detention and investigation
    • Bail procedures
    • Alibis
    • Appeals
    • Sentencing
    • Pleas
    • Pre-trial procedures
    • Trials 

    Note: This workshop runs for 2 days. 

    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Thursday, 31 October 2019
    31 Oct 2019 1:00pm - 31 Oct 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will cover two of the more unusual types of claims and disputes that require specific knowledge and skill to navigate. Gain confidence and know you are aware of these options in your litigators toolkit. 

    • Fiduciary Obligations and Breaches

    Can you claim a breach of fiduciary obligations where the contract is essentially commercial in nature? Why could you bring such a claim? This session will address this issue in light of recent cases.

    • Commercial Regulatory Disputes 

    What are regulatory disputes, what makes them different from disputes between private parties, and why are those differences important to understand?
    This presentation will discuss skills and strategies for dealing with regulators, and advice for approaching an unfamiliar regulatory regime for the first time.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • November 2019

  • Monday, 11 November 2019
    11 Nov 2019 9:00am - 11 Nov 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an essential overview of Estate Planning from initial consideration of options, through to executors responsibilities, death benefits trusts and more. Gain confidence to be able to operate more effectively in this complex area.

    Topics covered are:

    •     Ownership - 4 key types
    •     Key planning issues
    •     Superannuation death benefits
    •     Drafting exercise - binding death benefit nomination
    •     Estate planning and existing family/hybrid trusts
    •     Key attributes for wills and testamentary trusts
    •     Drafting exercise - beneficiary controlled testamentary trust
    •     Vulnerable beneficiaries
    •     Means tested pension eligibility - operation of deeming rules
    •     Income tax concessions
    •     Capital gains tax
    •     Enduring powers of attorney
    •     Philanthropic or charitable trusts
    •     Executors' responsibilities
    •     Insurance death benefits trusts
    •     After the event estate planning

     

    Presented by: Allan Swan, Director - Estate Planning EQUATION – Preventative Law

    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    6.0
    $495.00