VCAT Practice and Procedure Half Day Conference
Start time 30 May 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 30 May 2019 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker See full program for details.
Catering Includes morning tea and refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19008

VCAT Practice and Procedure Half Day Conference

30 May 2019 9:00am - 30 May 2019 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

This event is chaired by:

Ian Lulham, Deputy President and Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

VCAT – Powers, Practice & Procedure 

This session is a must for all those who practice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal jurisdiction!

Tribunals such as VCAT have no inherent jurisdiction. VCAT has original and review jurisdiction only. Our presenter will give an overview of VCAT’s jurisdiction, structure and limitations and outline in which circumstances VCAT is the most appropriate jurisdiction to initiate proceedings.

Finally, the degree of formality involved in proceedings before VCAT varies considerably.

This session is designed to build confidence when preparing documents to be submitted to and appearing before VCAT and will outline the mistakes you need to avoid.

Presented by: Suzanne Kirton, Senior Member, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

VCAT Evidence 

 

Prepare and Presenting the Evidence:

Practitioners must be aware of how to deal with documents and other forms of evidence before VCAT.

This session will discuss everything you need to know when preparing and presenting your next case at VCAT to ensure you’re fully prepared to put your best evidence forward whilst remaining attentive of the unique practical and evidentiary consequences in this jurisdiction.

 

Expert Evidence:

This session will outline the rules and regulations for Expert Evidence in VCAT and will cover topics including:

  • The standard of proof test at VCAT;
  • What is the duty of an expert witness to the Tribunal?
  • What must an expert evidence report include;
  • Service, filing and format of an expert evidence report;
  • How expert evidence is given at a hearing including concurrent evidence?;
  • What happens if the expert witness changes his or her opinion?;
  • How is expert evidence given at a hearing?;
  • What is required from the expert when directed by the Tribunal for an ‘Expert Conclave’ and ‘Scott Schedule’;

And more!

Presented by: Eric Riegler, Deputy President, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Leave to Appeal VCAT Decisions 

This session will outline the limitations and requirements when appealing VCAT decisions following the recent changes including procedures for instituting the appeal and the test for the grant of leave to appeal.  

Our presenter will outline issues including:

  • The grounds of appeal and the ‘tests’ that apply;
  • Process of appealing;
  • The changes to s148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 in relation to the appeals process;
  • The differences between Supreme Court and Court of Appeal;
  • Plus Case Update.

 

Presented by: Adam Rollnik, Barrister, Victorian Bar

 


CPD Units:

Substantive Law: 3.0
$390.00
(includes GST)
3.0