Commercial Litigation - Settlements – 2 Hour Seminar Special
Start time 24 Aug 2021 12:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 24 Aug 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Catering Not Included
Designed for Legal Practitioners
Product Code S21162
Total CPD Points: 2.0

Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
(includes GST)

Commercial Litigation - Settlements – 2 Hour Seminar Special

24 Aug 2021 12:00pm - 24 Aug 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only


Taxation Considerations and Implications in Damages and Settlement Agreements  

Disputes between parties result in settlements which may be the product of mediation, court orders or agreement.  Do you know the taxation considerations and implications that should be considered when negotiating settlements?

When a matter proceeds to trial and damages awarded, your client should already be aware of the potential taxation implications. Whilst the litigation lawyer is not expected to also be a tax expert, are you confident you know enough about the potential taxation problems that can arise simply because of ignorance about the right questions to ask the client?

This session will provide guidance on the taxation matters you need to turn your mind to when advising clients in pre-settlement negotiations and pre-judgment discussions.

Presented by: Adam Dimac, Senior Associate, Hall & Wilcox


Rachel O'Donnell, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox

Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases 

Practitioners are often instructed to make or consider, offers of settlement, enter into settlement negotiations, and draw settlement agreements and / or enforce their terms. It is imperative that practitioners have excellent drafting skills in order to accurately record settlement and minimise client risk.

This seminar will cover:

  • “Without prejudice” offers and negotiations;
  • Forms of settlement offers;
  • Drafting terms of settlement and releases; and
  • Key risk areas.

Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar