• Session 1: Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked. Session 2: The Current State of Statutory Interpretation. Session3: Costs Update.


    Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked

    This seminar is designed to unlock the secrets to free legal research sites and tools. This seminar will provide a step by step guide to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools. Discover a wide range of available online resources you never knew existed!

    This seminar is a great investment that will save you time and increase your productivity!

    * There's no paper material for this session

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-92-3

    Presented by:

    Michael Gavan, Know-How Team Leader & Research Librarian, Minter Ellison


    The Current State of Statutory Interpretation

    Back by popular demand! Fiona Alpins enlivens this often dry topic, exploring recent trends and current approaches to statutory interpretation, with reference to recent case law.  It’s statutory interpretation – but not as you know it!

    This session will include:

    • Reading statutory text the right way – why does it matter in your work?
    • Lessons from the High Court – text, context and purpose;
    • What to do and what to avoid; and
    • Top tips for persuading a court or tribunal to adopt your client’s contended construction.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-30-6

    Presented by: Fiona Alpins, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Costs Update 

    This seminar will provide you with an update on the key changes related to legal costs, provide guidance on their practical application and examine recent cost dispute cases involving practitioners, clients and third parties.

    Don’t miss this important session to ensure that you are not caught out!

    Presented by: 

    Penelope Robertson, Principal / Costs Lawyer, Ethical Costing & Legal Services

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-93-0


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: VCAT Powers, Practice & Procedure. Session 2: Costs Update. Session 3: Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent!.

     


    VCAT Powers, Practice & Procedure

    This seminar will discuss everything you need to know when appearing before VCAT and will cover the proper practice, procedure and mistakes you need to avoid when appearing at VCAT.

    This session will also cover jurisdictional issues and VCAT's limitations.

    A must for all those who practice in the VCAT jurisdiction!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-17-7

    Presented by: Christopher EdquistMember, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal


    Costs Update

    This seminar will provide you with an update on the key changes related to legal costs, provide guidance on their practical application and examine recent cost dispute cases involving practitioners, clients and third parties.

    Don’t miss this important session to ensure that you are not caught out!

    Presented by: 

    Penelope Robertson, Principal / Costs Lawyer, Ethical Costing & Legal Services

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-93-0


    Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent!

    In this seminar, experienced Barrister, Maya Rozner, will use practical examples to highlight essential drafting techniques when preparing affidavits. This session will provide clear guidance on what to do and what not to do in order to prepare effective, admissible affidavits.

     This session will also cover:

    • The use of Affidavits in Court;
    • Tips on how evidence is presented in affidavits including Hearsay; and
    • Form, content and style.

     A must for all practitioners who want to improve their drafting skills!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-20-7

    Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Psychiatric Injury and Nervous Shock – The New Duty of Care. Session 2: TAC Case Update and New Developments. Session 3: Driverless Versus Traditional Cars – When The Future Arrives, Who Is Liable?  Session 4: Advocates Immunity or File Notes – Your Essential Risk Management Guide. Session5: Contributory Negligence - Pointing The Finger 


    Psychiatric Injury and Nervous Shock – The New Duty of Care 

    One of the cornerstones of any personal injury case rests on two key issues; was a duty of care owed by the defendant and was that duty of care breached?

    This session will look at recent cases and issues surrounding an emerging area of ‘duty of care’ owed by employers and insurers including:

    • A journalist working for The Age, awarded damages after suffering psychiatric injuries due to repeated exposure to traumatic events (YZ (a pseudonym) v The Age Company Ltd [2019] VCC 148); and
    • A Senior Constable in the Queensland Police Force, awarded damages after suffering psychiatric injury after attending and witnessing the aftermath of a car accident (Caffrey v AAI Limited [2019] QSC 7).

    A must attend session for all personal injury practitioners.

    Presented by: Henry Carus, Principal and Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist, Henry Carus + Associates


    TAC Case Update and New Developments

    TAC Compensation claims continue to become more complex. This session will discuss recent developments and the most recent cases of significance, including the Serious Injury List Case Update.

    As the need to stay ahead of the pack has never been greater, this session is your essential TAC jurisdiction update.

    Presented by: Michael Lombard, Partner and Accredited Personal Injury Specialist,  Adviceline Injury Lawyers
    Best Lawyers® in Australia: Leading practitioner in Personal Injury Litigation (2014-2020)


    Driverless Versus Traditional Cars – When The Future Arrives, Who Is Liable? 

    The issue of whether driverless cars will become a reality is fast becoming a question of not ‘if’ but ‘when’. While it may not be tomorrow, there are very real questions which must be answered and addressed sooner rather than later, the least of which is, liability. What will happen if a driver or passenger is injured or killed by a driverless vehicle?

    This session will discuss topics including:

    • The legal issues and concerns that automated vehicles raise;
    • The National Transport Commission’s current discussion paper on motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles; and
    • Just how far behind our laws and legislations are, and will be in anticipation of this rapidly advancing technology.

    Presented by: Tamara Wright, Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers


    Advocates Immunity or File Notes – Your Essential Risk Management Guide 

    Following the recent case of Kendirjian v Lepore [2019] NSWDC 43, the High Court found that the principle of advocates immunity ‘does not extend to negligent advice which leads to settlement of proceedings’.

    This session will discuss the common risks and mistakes faced by personal injury lawyers and the best way you can avoid a claim being made against you or your firm. It will also discuss the case above and key takeaway lessons.  

    Presented by: Emily Hayden, Partner, Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist, Moray & Agnew


    Contributory Negligence – Pointing The Finger 

    Where there is a finding of contributory negligence, damages are reduced, having regard to the plaintiff’s share in the responsibility for the damage. 

    However, as illustrated by the recent case of Aycicek v Flowline Industries Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 37, a finding of contributory negligence will not be open if a plaintiff’s conduct is no more than mere inadvertence, inattention or misjudgment.

    This session will look at the issues and factors taken into account when determining if there has been contributory negligence on the part of a plaintiff who has been injured at work or in a transport accident, and includes a key case update. 

    Presented by: Emily Anderson, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-53-5

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00