|Start time||24 Aug 2021 12:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||24 Aug 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Live Stream Only|
|Designed for||Legal Practitioners|
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
Commercial Litigation - Settlements – 2 Hour Seminar Special
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:
Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar