Confidentiality in mediation and the extent to which what is said or done can be used outside the mediation, is an area which continues to raise questions. The seminar will bring practitioners up to date with various aspects of confidentiality in mediations.
Recent changes in the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court include e-filing, new powers for judicial registrars (including in relation to transfers between courts and hearing of stay applications), update to the Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules (Chapter II rules).
This CPD is a seminar discussing what can be expected in 2016 regarding the common law. The seminar is presented by Victorian Supreme Court Justice Peter Riordan and barristers Jeremy Ruskin QC, Stephen O’Meara QC and Aine Magee S.C. Some of the topics covered by the panel are the Common Law Improvement Program, manual handling regulation cases and pain and suffering damages.
In a number of recent decisions courts have made adverse comments about the behaviour of government litigants. Parliament is also considering legislation designed to make the model litigant rules legally enforceable.
In this seminar the speakers review the model litigant guidelines and the recent decisions in FCT v Donoghue  FCAFC 183; (2015) 237 FCR 316; Gould v DCT  FCAFC 1, North West Melbourne Recycling Pty Ltd v Commr of SR (Vic) (No 2)  VSC 726, Shord v FCT  FCAFC 167, and Shord v FCT (No 2)  FCAFC 27.
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.