• Revised in 2006, this is an excellent guide on the fundamentals of ethics and etiquette for advocates practising under the adversary system, particularly in the Australian context.  Topics include duties to the court and client, duties of representation and of advocates to each other, rules of etiquette, forms of address, citing authorities in court, attendance on judges, and conduct in court.

    $60.00
    LIMITED STOCK!!!
  • 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
  • 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
    $265.00
  • 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
    $265.00
  • The Probate Practice Manual has been updated by one of its authors, John V Kaufman QC. This brings the book up to date with the law as at 30 April 2016. It is a concise, well-structured and user-friendly manual for Victorian legal practitioners and it covers a broad range of topics and includes relevant precedents at the end of each chapter.  As stated by one reviewer, ‘the authors have combined their respective talents and their wealth of experience in these areas’ to produce a ‘good mix of law and practice’. 

    $75.00
    Limited numbers only so be quick
  • Session 1: Assignment of Leases - When is the Landlord Unreasonably Withholding Consent? Session 2: Heads of Agreement - When Are They Binding in Light of the Parties’ Subsequent Conduct? Session 3: The Consequences of Errors and/or Omissions in Property Law Contracts - Cases and Latest Developments. Session 4: Questionable Caveats – To lodge or not to lodge.


    Assignment of Leases - When is the Landlord Unreasonably Withholding Consent?

    Whilst the lease may be clear, the circumstances may not be. This session will address the nuances surrounding the seeking, giving or refusing consent to assign the lease.

    Presented by: Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers


    Heads of Agreement - When Are They Binding in Light of the Parties’ Subsequent Conduct?

    Parties entering into an agreement or offer to lease may be blindsided if they ‘assume’ the lease is on foot and act accordingly. How does the court view post Heads of Agreement conduct when determining if an agreement is binding?

    This session will outline the current state of play by reference to recent cases.  

    Presented by: Malwina PeacockSenior Legal Counsel, Vicinity Centres 

    ISBN: 978-1-925656-96-1


    The Consequences of Errors and/or Omissions in Property Law Contracts - Cases and Latest Developments

    It is no secret that conveyancing claims are on the rise in Victoria. Failure to advise on complex legal issues, making errors in terms of property related tax advice, defects and/or omissions in s32 statements, failing to advise on or conduct necessary searches and inspections, and incorrectly dealing with caveats and priority notices, are just some of the common mistakes practitioners are making.

    This session will discuss the risk management strategies that you can implement in your practice to best avoid these common and costly mistakes.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-19-1

    Presented by: Michael Mammen, Partner, HWL Ebsworth


    Questionable Caveats – To lodge or not to lodge

    Section 89 of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 allows any person to lodge a caveat claiming an equitable estate or interest in a registered proprietor’s land.

    This seminar will cover:
    •    Action to take when a nuisance caveator lodges a caveat to gain strategic advantage in a dispute with your client;
    •    When you should and shouldn’t act on instructions to lodge a “questionable caveat”;
    •    How and when to remove the “questionable” caveat.

    Make sure you’re ready in the case of the ‘questionable caveat’.

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-28-3

    Presented by: Dan Coombes, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     


    What is included:

    Videos of the presentations in mp4 format.

    Paper material in pdf format.

    3.0
    $265.00
  • Session 1: Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour by Staff Members or Contractors. Session 2: Family Law Issues and The School’s Role.  Session3: Data Breaches and the Impact on Your School.


    Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour by Staff Members or Contractors

    Responsibilities and options when notified that a staff member or contractor/s has acted inappropriately towards a child in your care:

    • Questions to ask and information required
    • Staff personal liability vs school liability
    • Legal responsibilities towards child/ren and staff member/contractor.
    • Options for conducting investigation
    • External vs internal investigator

    Presented by: Fiona Knowles, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Family Law Issues and The School’s Role 

    Responsibilities and risks in interpreting and complying with various Court requirements. This session will discuss:

    • Parenting Orders, Parenting plans
    • Intervention Orders
    • Complying with Subpoenas
    • Student and parent privacy

    Presented by: Jason Walker, Partner, Gadens and Louise Dorian, Special Counsel, Gadens


    Data Breaches and the Impact on Your School 

    The Mandatory Data Breach laws impose legal responsibility on organisations, including schools, to protect student and staff personal data and information. Breaches can have serious consequences. Recent high profile examples show the adverse impact a breach can have on the reputation of a teaching organisation.

    This session will outline:

    • What is the data breach regime
    • How does it apply to schools
    • What data must be protected
    • What to do if a breach occurs and your legal reporting obligations

    Presented by: Dudley Kneller, Partner, Gadens


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-67-2

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $265.00
  • Latest release now available!

    This completely revised and updated edition of The Essential Guide to Will-making (law updated to 1 April 2014) is a practical and valuable resource for legal practitioners of all levels of experience.  It contains:

    • complete will precedents, including clauses to resolve unusual or difficult situations
    • sample court documents including draft orders  and supporting affidavits
    • succinct discussion of relevant case law and legal principles
    • clear explanations of the relevant legislation
    • complete text of the Wills Act 1997 (Vic)
    $130.00
    LIMITED STOCK!!!
  • 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
    $265.00
  • Session 1: Your Indispensable 2019 Case Update. Session 2: Early Inheritance Syndrome - How to Recognise the Symptoms and Manage the Risk. Session3: Personal Representatives and Personal Liability. Session4: Advising on Trusts - The Finer Points. Session 5: Legislative Update and Developments – An Essential 2019 Guide


    Your Indispensable 2019 Case Update

    Our presenter will outline significant recent cases including cases dealing with:

    • Deceased estates;
    • Trusts; 
    • Capacity; 
    • Revocation

    and more.

    Presented by: Philip BenderBarrister, Victorian Bar


    Early Inheritance Syndrome - How to Recognise the Symptoms and Manage the Risk

    Potential beneficiaries can use various methods to pressure and influence a testator to allow early access to entitlements before death. This is most likely to arise in cases where elderly parents are pressured by adult children to run down or deplete the estate by improper use of power of attorney, pressure to amend a will or appropriating personal property often without other beneficiaries knowing this has taken place.  How should you best advise your client when you suspect that either they are being influenced prior to will drafting or that beneficiaries are trying to use various means to gain early access to estate assets.

    What are the options to advise your beneficiary clients in cases where they believe the estate has been accessed by other beneficiaries prior to the testator’s death?

    This session will address these issues and provide guidance on the signs, symptoms and management of Early Inheritance Syndrome.

    Presented by: Ines KallweitPrincipal and Accredited Wills & Estates Specialist, KHQ Lawyers


    Personal Representatives and Personal Liability 

    When can a Personal Representative be held personally responsible on distribution of assets?  The question of whether a Personal Representative has notice of an estate debt may not always be straightforward. This session will discuss the risks and consequences of an incorrect distribution and ways to reduce risk.

    Presented by: Justin Rizzi, Barrister, Victorian Bar  


    Advising on Trusts - The Finer Points

    Why and when might you choose them? How do they work and what are the Pros and Cons including Tax Implications? This session will provide guidance on these questions by reference to the following options:

    • Superannuation Proceeds Trust (SPT)
    • Superannuation Minor’s Trust/ Minor’s Trust
    • Disability Trust
    • Injury or Compensation Trust
    • Testamentary Trust
    • Charitable Trust
    • Constructive Trust Claims

    Presented by: Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Legislative Update and Developments – An Essential 2019 Guide

    This session will provide an essential update of legislative developments including:

    NEW - Guardianship and Administration Act 2019;

    Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018

    And commentary on the ongoing impact of:

    Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic).

    The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

    Presented by: William Moore, Partner, Recommended Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer and Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer in Victoria in Doyles’ Guide, Hall & Wilcox


    ISBN: 978-1-925857-54-2

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.

    3.0
    $265.00