• Session 1: Sale of Business – Making a List and Checking it Twice. Session 2: Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills. Session 3: Intellectual Property Rights in Business Contracts & Sale.

     


    Sale of Business – Making a List and Checking it Twice

    This seminar will cover the common problems that can occur if not properly addressed, in even the simplest of business sale transactions.

    Our presenter will address issues including:

    • Transaction structure;
    • Heads of Agreement;
    • Due diligence;
    • Warranties and indemnities;
    • Considerations and enforceability.

    This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-80-0

    Presented by: Craig FinlaysonPrincipal Lawyer - Commercial, Macpherson Kelley


    Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills

    Guarantees and indemnity clauses must be drafted with care, skill and precision.  This seminar will provide practical guidance for drafting effective guarantees and indemnity clauses to minimise risk of ambiguity or unenforceability. This seminar will also discuss recent cases in this area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-91-6

    Presented by: Tomaso Di LalloBarrister, Victorian Bar


    Intellectual Property Rights in Business Contracts & Sale

    Sales of business often include dealing with IP rights. This seminar covers the most common clauses and issues to be aware of when drafting or advising on a sale or purchase of business which includes reference to IP. This session will also refer to recent cases that highlight the risks in this tricky area.

    Presented by: Andrew Sutherland, Associate, Davies Collison Cave

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-06-1

    3.0
    $195.00
  • 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: Drafting Affidavits - From Good to Excellent! Session 2: Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills Session 3: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases

     


    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


    Drafting Guarantees and Indemnities – Enhance Your Skills

    Guarantees and indemnity clauses must be drafted with care, skill and precision.  This session will provide practical guidance for drafting effective guarantees and indemnity clauses to minimise risk of ambiguity or unenforceability. This session will also discuss recent cases in this area.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-91-6

    Presented by: Tomaso Di Lallo, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases

    Practitioners are often instructed to make or consider offers of settlement, enter into settlement negotiations and draw settlement agreements and / or enforce their terms.  It is imperative that practitioners have excellent drafting skills in order to accurately record settlement and minimise client risk.

    This seminar will cover:

    •     “without prejudice” offers and negotiations;
    •     forms of settlement offers;
    •     drafting terms of settlement and releases; and key risk areas.

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-89-3

    Presented by: Graydon Dowd, Partner, Hall & Wilcox


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • 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.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: Developments, Trends and Challenges in 2018. Session 2: Drafting Do’s and Don’ts. Session 3: Migration Law Case Update 2018. Session 4: Visa, Behaviour, Cancellations and Consequences.


    Developments, Trends and Challenges in 2018

    This session will address recent and emerging legislative developments including:

    • The progress of The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017;
    • Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018; 
    • The progress of the Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period (NARWP) due to commence 1 July 2018; and
    • Training Benchmarks and Skilling Australia Fund (SAF)

    Our presenter will also address:

    • The practical challenges of staying ahead of constant changes to legislation, processes and procedures. 
    • Uncertainty around Government discretion that may seem contradictory in application.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-15-3

    Presented by: Lena HungPrincipal, Accredited Immigration Law Specialist, Lena Hung & Associates


    Drafting Do’s and Don’ts

    This session will focus on the do’s and don’ts of drafting for migration lawyers including:

    • Applications;
    • Submissions; and  
    • Affidavits.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-16-0

    Presented by: Carina Ford, Managing Partner, Accredited Immigration and Administrative Law Specialist, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers


    Migration Law Case Update 2018

    This session will address recent notable cases in the Federal Court and AAT, including up to date cases dealing with the ‘fast-track’ refugee determination process. 

    The Ultimate Case update to ensure you are not left behind!

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-13-9

    Presented by: Cahal FairfieldBarrister, Victorian Bar


    Visa, Behaviour, Cancellations and Consequences

    Our presenter will address the legal consequences and options available for a client who faces the refusal or cancellation of a visa arising from matters including:

    • Family related issues including family violence;
    • Criminal charges or Intervention Orders;

    and will discuss the difficulty that one party may have when raising family violence issues in light of the possible consequences.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-14-6

    Presented by: Rupert TimmsPrincipal, Accredited Immigration Law Specialist, Timms Immigration Lawyers


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    4.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: VCAT – Powers, Practice & Procedure  Session 2: Leave to Appeal VCAT Decisions Session3: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases 


    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 KirtonSenior Member, 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


    Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements and Releases 

    Practitioners are often instructed to make or consider offers of settlement, enter into settlement negotiations and draw settlement agreements and / or enforce their terms.  It is imperative that practitioners have excellent drafting skills in order to accurately record settlement and minimise client risk.

    This seminar will cover:

    • “without prejudice” offers and negotiations;
    • forms of settlement offers;
    • drafting terms of settlement and releases; and
    • key risk areas.

    Presented by: Graydon Dowd, Partner, Hall & Wilcox


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-57-3

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00
  • Session 1: ALERT! Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) - Commencing March 2018 - Are You Ready? Session 2: Drafting Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. Session 3: Sudden Death - The Legal Difficulties Arising from an Unexpected Death.


    ALERT! Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) - Commencing March 2018 - Are You Ready?

    The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 is due to commence in March 2018 and is expected to introduce a raft of changes in an ever-changing legislative environment.

    The new changes deal with appointment of a medical treatment decision maker and ‘advanced care directives’. This session will provide you with an essential overview of the relevant changes, as well as an update on the status and effect of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic).

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-85-5

    Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Brophy, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Drafting Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives 

    While most practitioners are well aware of the Powers of Attorney Amendments Act 2016 (Vic) and the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic), it is imperative that practitioners working in this practice area, draft clear and correct Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives to ensure your client’s wishes are carried out in accordance with their instructions.

    This seminar will provide the essential drafting tips to ensure you can draft these important documents with confidence.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-46-7

    Presented by: Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor and Accredited Wills & Estates Specialist, KHQ Lawyers


    Sudden Death - The Legal Difficulties Arising from an Unexpected Death

    This session will address the unique legal and practical challenges that arise when a death is sudden or unexpected, particularly when there is no time for the usual formal steps.

    This session will also cover the authority to make funeral arrangements, accessing bank accounts and dealing with other property.   

    * There is no paper material for this session

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-86-2

    Presented by: Simon Gannon, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $195.00