Practice Management Half Day Conference
Start time 14 Oct 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 14 Oct 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Speaker See Full Program
Catering Not Included
Designed for Legal Practioners
Product Code C21010
Total CPD Points: 4.0

Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 2.0
(includes GST)

Practice Management Half Day Conference

14 Oct 2021 9:00am - 14 Oct 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

Privilege and Waiver in Electronic Communications

The case of TEC Hedland Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd [2020] WASC 364 has made it clear that in-house counsel need to be mindful of the purpose of, and recipients of, any legal advice provided via email, to ensure legal professional privilege is maintained.

This session will provide an overview of the above case and will also give practical guidance on identifying when legal professional privilege applies and how it applies in practice including:

  • the scope of legal professional privilege;
  • applying the dominant purpose test;
  • waiver of privilege; and
  • tips for maintaining privilege, particularly in electronic communications.

This session will also address what communications are truly Without Prejudice and what are the imposters. And outline the risks faced in mismanaging these communications.

Consequential Loss Exclusions Clauses-Drafting Special

This session will discuss the complex nature of consequential loss and how it is dealt with in contracts. This session will provide guidance when drafting consequential loss exclusion clauses and highlight cases of significance and the lessons learnt.

This is an essential session to ensure you don’t inadvertently risk your client either losing claims for loss or being able to make a claim for loss.

This session will include:

  • What is consequential loss and how do the courts define it;
  • Drafting consequential loss exclusion clauses -tips and traps;
  • Why would you want to exclude consequential loss in contacts and are there any risks in doing so;
  • Case update.

Systems Management for Legal Documents 

Managing the various agreements and policies your company has on foot is vital and at times, challenging risk management.

This session will outline options for managing your company documents and keeping on top of key dates, including:

  • Tools available for accurately and efficiently recording contract dates and policy reviews from excel to more technical project management software;
  • Managing a library of contracts and policy precedents and templates
  • The checklist to use to help ensure key terms and clauses don’t go missing when staff use templates and precedents;
  • And more.

Technology Contracts – Meeting Your Compliance Obligations

Organisations of all sizes are relying more and more heavily on software and cloud-based systems for various business functions from file management to payroll, HR, and client-facing products like online stores and eftpos terminals.

There are various compliance issues you need to consider during the procurement process to identify who is the best tech provider for your organisation to ensure your compliance obligations are met as well as being the best product for your purpose.

When implementing or renewing contracts for software, cloud-based products and new technology systems in the workplace, some of the key things to consider, which will be discussed in this session are:

  • Privacy, data management, outsourcing – what to consider and your legal obligations when it comes to storing legal data (ie server location);
  • What you can or usually can’t negotiate in technology contracts;
  • And more.

Presented by: Roshan Kumaragamage, Head of Legal Technology, MinterEllison