CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 6 Points
Start time 28 Mar 2019 8:50am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 28 Mar 2019 4:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
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Catering Includes refreshments
Designed for Legal Practitioners
Product Code S19400

CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 6 Points

28 Mar 2019 8:50am - 28 Mar 2019 4:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Book All 6 Seminars In One Day or Choose Individual Seminars to Suit Your CPD Needs!

This program will be chaired by:

Stephen Earl, Partner, Earl & Associates and

Clive Madder, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Civil Procedure Act 2010 Update – Latest Cases, Costs Orders and Breaches 

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

Recent cases show that uncertainties or ignorance of the impact and requirements of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (‘the Act’) can result in strong criticism, costs penalties and even referrals to the Legal Services Commissioner. This ever-evolving area and ongoing interpretation of the Act requires that practitioners be up to date with the requirements and risks associated with non-compliance.

This session will address how far the Act is affecting the conduct of negotiations, procedure and litigation in Victoria as well as significant cases up to March 2019.

Presented by: Dan Coombes, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Technology Risk Management – Protecting Your Clients and Organisation  

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

Recent national and international cyberattacks show that no person, law firm, business or organisation is immune from a potential attack. All organisations need to be aware of the risks posed by cloud computing, metadata, social media and other IT platforms and technologies used by organisations and staff. Cyber hackers, scammers and criminals continue to evolve methods of infiltration and attack. It is imperative to keep up with the latest technology and protection methods to thwart potential problems.

This session will advise how to best prevent an attack on your client’s confidential, sensitive information and your organisation’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 evolving area.

Presented by: Dudley Kneller, Partner, Madgwicks Lawyers

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

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

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: Katherine Brazenor, Barrister, Victorian Bar


Adam Baker, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Ethics – Recent Case Update and Developments 

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

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 Dolan, Director, Ethics4Lawyers

Contracts, Competition and Unconscionability in 2019 

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

Since the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy ReviewAct 2017 a number of changes have occurred. This session will provide an overview of changes brought about by the Act and a case update including unconscionability.

Don’t miss this essential update in this key area.

Presented by: Dylan McIntyre, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills


Rachel Warburton, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills

Information Governance, Document Retention, Defensible Deletion and Your Client's Legal Obligations 

Seminar 6 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

This seminar will cover the following issues:

  • Information Governance – document retention, eDiscovery, data breach and defensible deletion – how it all fits together
  • Key legislation on document retention periods and document destruction
  • Privacy Act – when does it apply and what is de-identification?
  • Data breach – the risks and costs of keeping everything
  • How to identify and create a defensible document deletion plan

Presented by: Maureen Duffy, LTS State Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Consultant at Telesto


Total CPD Units: 6.0

Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 3.0
(includes GST)