Government Lawyers
Speaker Gemma Varley, Dr Suzanne McNicol QC, Peter Fox QC, Richard Leder
Date 12 Jun 2019
Duration 03:00:00
Product Code O19012

Government Lawyers

Session 1: Drafting Effective Statutory Instruments  Session 2: Redacting Documents – Errors, Risks and Consequences Session3: Statutory Interpretation - What Do You Mean? Session 4: Public Service, Personal Opinion and Anonymity

Drafting Effective Statutory Instruments  

The ability to draft clear and legally enforceable statutory instruments is an essential part of every government lawyer’s toolkit. This session will provide the do’s and don’ts on drafting statutory instruments including:

  • Purpose and effectiveness of the instrument;
  • Structure; and
  • Clarity.

Ensure your skills are up to date!

Presented by: Gemma Varley, Consultant Legislative Drafter, Private Practice

Redacting Documents – Errors, Risks and Consequences  

Redacting electronic documents can be a necessary part of litigation and commercial matters, and this session will highlight the serious consequences when redaction hasn’t been carried out correctly. Potential breaches of court orders, client confidentiality, waiver of privilege and commercially sensitive material, all have serious consequences for both clients and their lawyers.

Knowing how to properly redact documents is an essential requirement of practice and this session will outline methods of ensuring proper redaction and minimising associated risks.

Presented by: Dr Suzanne McNicol QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Statutory Interpretation - What Do You Mean? 

Statutory Interpretation done well, never gets old. It’s an essential survival tool and always needs to be sharpened. This session will outline the most important elements of:

  • Context and Purpose
  • Explanation and Persuasion.

Presented by: Peter Fox QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Public Service, Personal Opinion and Anonymity  

In light of the recent case of Comcare v Banerji the question about a government employee’s ability to make anonymous public comments that may reflect on the employer, is in the spotlight.  

This session will address the current legal position and the risks 

Presented by: Richard Leder, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth


ISBN: 978-1-925857-56-6

What is included:

Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

Paper materials in pdf format.

Total CPD Units: 3.0

Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 2.0
(includes GST)