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2 November 2023
Over the past several years, a number of decisions have significantly altered our understanding of VCAT’s jurisdiction and power. The effects of these decisions have been most keenly felt in building and construction matters, particularly those in which insurers are involved.
The panel includes Justice Ted Woodward, VCAT President and two experienced building and construction practitioners, Nicholas Pane KC and Natalie Burgess. They will discuss the practical effects of VCAT’s restricted jurisdiction for the Tribunal and practitioners, their implications, and the effect of recent legislative reform.
In this Q&A Session, James WS Peters QC discusses key issues and recent developments in the area of Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) insurance with particular focus on construction and causation, and the recent Oz Minerals and Hird v Chubb decisions.
This seminar explores what a practitioner can do to attract corporate clients to brief directly. Mediator Emily Dewberry draws on her experience as an insurance claims manager to give practitioners an insight into what corporate clients are looking for in their counsel, and how practitioners can use this knowledge to their benefit.
This CPD is a seminar which examines the case Johnston v Endeavour Energy  NSWSC 1117, which concerned the rights of class plaintiffs and insurers in class actions. Helen Tiplady and Jeff Gleeson QC also provide some practical considerations for those advising class plaintiffs and insurers.