4 Point Intensive
Start time 29 Jan 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 29 Jan 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Speaker See Full Program
Catering Not Included
Designed for Legal Practioners
Product Code I21000
Total CPD Points: 4.0

Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
(includes GST)

4 Point Intensive

29 Jan 2021 9:00am - 29 Jan 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

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Costs Agreements, Disclosure and Recovery of Fees – Case Update  

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!

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

Ethics – Recent Developments 

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: Michael DolanSpecial Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

Enforcing Orders & Judgments in Victoria – Show Me the Money! 

Got a great case but is it worth pursuing? Won the case but can’t get the money? This seminar provides an overview of the options available for enforcing your client’s orders and judgments in Victoria.  This session looks at the principal methods of recovery and enforcement in the major jurisdictions including Magistrates, County, Supreme and Federal Courts. 

The program includes:

  • Enforcing Orders and Judgments
  • Oral examination of debtor
  • Warrants
  • Attachments of earnings and attachment of debts
  • Charging and stop orders over securities and funds in court
  • Bankruptcy and winding up.

Presented by: Patrick Miller, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Negotiating Settlements – The Risks of Ambiguity and the Cost of Resolving the Uncertainty 

Recent significant cases highlight the risks (and consequences) of negotiating settlements without clearly committing all relevant elements to writing on the spot.

The importance of clear written communication at the relevant moment in time is critical, and the cases demonstrates what can happen if the parties have differing views on how the matter has settled.

This session will provide guidance on how best to approach verbal and written communication at the time of settlement to ensure clarity and effectiveness, and to minimise risk of a settlement going astray.

Presented by: Charlie Morshead, Barrister, Victorian Bar