CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 5 Points
Start time 31 Mar 2020 8:50am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 31 Mar 2020 3:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker See full program details
Catering Includes refreshments
Designed for Legal Practitioners
Product Code S20402
Total CPD Units: 5.0

Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 2.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
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CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 5 Points

31 Mar 2020 8:50am - 31 Mar 2020 3:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Book All 5 Seminars In One Day or Choose Individual Seminars to Suit Your CPD Needs!

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

Seminar 1 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Recent cases highlight the risks and consequences when negotiating settlements without 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 demonstrate what can happen if the parties have differing views on how the matter has settled. They also illustrate in what circumstances the courts are willing to accept when agreements are enforceable, in the absence of a written Deed of Settlement.

This session will provide guidance on strong drafting tips in settlement documents and verbal and written communication to ensure clarity, effectiveness and minimise risk of a settlement going astray.

Online Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked 

Seminar 2 - 10:15am - 11:15am

This seminar is designed to unlock the secrets to free legal research sites and tools. This seminar will provide a step by step guide to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools. Discover a wide range of available online resources you never knew existed!
This seminar is a great investment that will save you time and increase your productivity!

Managing Cyber Risk For Law Firms  

Seminar 3 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Recent research has shown that in the last two years, cyber attacks have affected more than one in four Australian firms. Cyber hackers, scammers and criminals continue to create and evolve methods of infiltration and attack, and law firms and their data are prime targets for theft, breaches and hacking.

While all firms need to be aware of, and train their staff about the risks posed by cloud computing, metadata, social media and other IT platforms and technologies used by them, the cost of such training seems to be viewed as too costly in the short term. Unfortunately, recent national and international cyberattacks show that no person, law firm, business or organisation is immune from a potential attack and the seriousness of cyber risk can longer be ignored.

This session will advise how to best prevent an attack on your client’s confidential, sensitive information and your law firm’s reputation and integrity. It will also address the impact that electronic tampering and invasion has on your professional liability.

Be armed with the most up to date knowledge on how to best manage and mitigate risk in this rapidly evolving area.


Presented by: Phil FarrellySystems Architect, Kala Computer P/L

Unfair Contracts and Penalties in 2020!  

Seminar 4 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Regulators are looking carefully at introducing further legislation and other measures to tighten up the laws around Unfair Contracts. In order to properly prepare you need to ensure that you are on top of all the developments. This comes on top of a year of significant developments so it’s essential to stay up to date, so you can be confident your advice will not pose a risk.

This session will provide an update on the significant developments and 2019 cases including a forecast of possible changes in the leadup to 2020 and beyond. With reference to significant cases this session will also cover topics including:

  • When a fee constitutes a penalty;
  • Drafting tips for ensuring that clauses are not deemed to be penalties; and

Strategies for dealing with purported penalty clauses.

Ethics in the Spotlight 

Seminar 5 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

With the recent revelations and public scandals, the public could be forgiven for thinking that legal practitioners often fall short of their professional duties and ethical obligations.

However, as any lawyer knows, they are never out of the ‘Ethical Spotlight’ and in an age of rapid technological evolution, it is all too easy to be caught in its glare.

In this session hear from a leading practitioner on:

  • Practical implications of technology on ability to maintain client confidentiality;
  • Practical guidance on how to reduce the risk of a complaint;
  • A discussion on where the boundary is between  a ‘working life’ and ‘private life’ in an age where the ‘office’ may be fluid and
  • The classic ethical dilemmas that keep practitioners awake at night.

Don’t miss this informative and valuable session.