• Session 1; Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion. Session 2: Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working? Session 3: Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client. Session 4: Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment 


    Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion 

    This session will provide an update on significant recent cases up to March 2019 and an overview of recent legislative developments.

    Presented by: Gregory Buchhorn, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working? 

    This session will overview the pros and cons of recent Court initiatives including:

    • Victorian Intermediaries Pilot Program-Assisting Vulnerable Witnesses; and
    • E-Briefing - Digital Briefs of Evidence

    Presented by: Stephanie Joosten, Barrister, Victorian Bar 


    Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client 

    What can happen when a lawyer overidentifies with their client?  What are the risks when the lawyer stops being able to maintain a professional distance?

    This session will discuss the temptations and the cost of overstepping the boundaries with a client. It will also outline how best to deal with a colleague that you suspect is ‘getting too involved’ with their client.

    Presented by: Marita Altman, Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Lethbridges Barristers and Solicitors


    Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment 

    Recent cases indicate the current view of the courts in how voluntary pre-hearing treatment undertaken by the accused, may correlate with a more favourable outcome.

    What are the most effective voluntary steps that should be undertaken in cases ranging from drug offences through to serious assault and burglary. 

    An added incentive may be the possibility that voluntary actions not taken into account by the initial decision maker may form the basis of an appeal in some cases.

    Presented by: Chris Hooper, Solicitor, Richard Revill Lawyers


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-33-7

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper material in pdf format.

    3.0
    $265.00
  • Session 1: Expert Witnesses and Evidence in Court – Have You Done Your Homework?  Session 2: Ethics, AI, Privacy and Implications – Where to From Here? Session3: Non-Delegable Duties in the Medical Profession. Session 4: Medico-Legal Issues Facing Practitioners in 2019 and Beyond.


    Expert Witnesses and Evidence in Court – Have you Done your homework? 

    Preparation and Briefing

    It is critical when obtaining medico-legal evidence from a medical practitioner, for their evidence to be consistent. Prior to your client meeting your expert, whether it be a surgeon or otherwise, you should ensure that you have briefed your expert with every relevant document/s they require to undertake a full and proper examination, which then can produce a full and frank assessment. 

    If your witness is not provided with a full brief of evidence including medical records, employment history and witness statements, your expert report may be advantageous in the short term but falter if further documents come to light which contradicts claims made by your client.

    Along with a case update, this session will provide an in-depth guide to best practice and steps to follow when preparing to contact and brief an expert for a new client.

    Due Diligence and Inconsistencies

    What are the risks in failing to adequately research the suitability and previous evidence of an expert witness, particularly in regard to any previous inconsistent statements or evidence presented by that expert witness in other cases.

    This session will address these issues and will also cover:

    • Grounds for appeal if you subsequently find the expert has given contradictory statements in cases either before or after your client’s matter has been heard; and
    • What resources are available to assist in checking an expert’s expertise and their previous evidence.

    Presented by: Janine McIlwraith, Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon


    Ethics, AI, Privacy and Implications – Where To From Here? 

    A set of eight Ethical Principles have been drafted and released by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (the RANZCR principles) which is aimed at guiding ethical standards surrounding AI technology in medicine into the future, as well as complementing today’s current medical tools and systems.

    This session will discuss the current state of the medico-legal profession, including privacy, technology, AI, the RANZCR principles and ethical issues likely to be faced as we move into an uncertain future.

    Presented by: Bree Ridgeway, Solicitor, Pearce Webster Dugdales


    Non-Delegable Duties in the Medical Profession 

    The vulnerability of patients in institutions and hospitals has been in the spotlight in recent times. As the country faces an ageing population, the issue of proper care by medical professionals and perhaps more importantly, staff, within organisations, will continue to remain a hot topic.

    This session will focus on the issue of non-delegable duties in the medical profession including:

    • When the duty arises;
    • When an organisation is liable for negligence of a staff member;
    • Independent contractors;
    • Exceptions to the rule.

    Don’t miss this hot topic!

    Presented by: Abhi Mukherjee, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Medico-Legal Issues Facing Practitioners in 2019 and Beyond 

    This session will discuss some of the latest ‘hot topics’ in the medico-legal field:

    • My Health Records – will we see patient safety improvements? and
    • Clinical guidelines and their role in establishing standards of care.

    Including a case update, this is a session no practitioner can afford to miss.

    Presented by: Dimitra Dubrow, National Head of Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn

    and 

    Amy Johnstone, Associate, Maurice Blackburn


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-65-8

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $265.00