Contract Disputes Intensive
Start time 23 Nov 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 23 Nov 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
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Product Code S21163
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Substantive Law: 3.0
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Contract Disputes Intensive

23 Nov 2021 9:00am - 23 Nov 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

Commercial Arbitration 

This session will cover recent changes in Arbitration rules and key Australian cases where commercial arbitration has led to litigation and the key learnings that apply across jurisdictions.

Topics included are:

  • The difference between Arbitration and Litigation;
  • Which is the better option?
  • Examples of well drafted Commercial Arbitration clauses;
  • When Commercial Arbitration turns to Litigation;
  • Procedural Fairness;
  • Strangers to an Arbitration Agreement;
  • New Arbitration rules from the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

Presented by: Stephen White, Principal and Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, White SW Computer Law

Construction of Contracts – Interpretation and Evidence 

Can extrinsic evidence be admitted as part of the interpretation of contractual terms, without the need to first establish ambiguity?

What is the current position, uncertainties and what do recent cases tell us?

This session will discuss various decisions as they address the question of whether ambiguity is required for evidence of surrounding circumstances to be admissible, and related questions.

Presented by: Vicki Bell, Barrister, Victorian Bar


Emma Murphy, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Fiduciary Obligations and Breaches 

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

Presented by: Dr David H Denton RFD QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar