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William Wainwright is a forensic psychologist with 18 years’ experience working with many government and non-government organizations. William has worked in-depth in the sexual offending field with adults, juveniles and clients with intellectual disabilities. He has acted as an expert in court on numerous occasions and consulted and trained with a variety of audiences, including the police, judges, lawyers, DHHS workers, child protection workers corrections workers and prison officers.
In this session William discusses:
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In this seminar chaired by Dr Suzanne McNicol QC, our speaker Jason Harkess presents an explanation as to what qualifies as hearsay evidence under the Evidence Act 2008 and considers some more difficult hypothetical examples of hearsay evidence.
His Honour Magistrate Brian Wright speaks to his paper regarding the most important principles, legislation and case law in the area of workers compensation.
In this seminar, Guy Gilbert, Georgina Costello and Julia Lucas speak on the issue of procedural fairness, and the provision of adverse information under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).
Holding a person criminally responsible for acts they didn’t do themselves pushes the boundaries of just punishment. The landmark case of R v Jogee saw the UK Supreme Court overturn 30 years of precedent on extended criminal liability.
Join Felicity Gerry QC, who led the defence team in Jogee, as she discusses the consequences of this judgment in Australia, Hong Kong, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.
This seminar provides insight into dealing with self -represented litigants in commercial cases with a perspective from the bench and the bar and also look at the role of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme.
In this CPD, the panel will provide an update on global Artificial Intelligence trends, implications for the law, and impacts on legal practice and litigation
His Honour Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia chairs a discussion with speakers Michael Galvin QC and Daniel Snyder hosted by the Victorian Bar and the Insolvency Section of the Commercial Bar Association.
In this CPD seminar introduced by Dr Matt Collins QC and chaired by Patrick O’Shannessy, the Honourable Chief Judge William Alstergren, Judge Grant Riethmuller, Judge Stewart and Judge Harland discuss the new Practice Direction and other Developments in the Federal Circuit Court.
Practice direction No. 2 of 2017 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, published on 7 December 2017, came into effect as of 1 January 2018.
In this Q&A Session Michael Rivette and Sarah Fregon discuss the amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 and Mandatory Data Breach Laws including Giller v Procopets (2008) 24 VR, governance and risk taking, mandatory data breach law changes effective 22nd February 2018, assessing risk, remedial action, categorisation of data breaches, practical management and social and legal responsibilities.
Albert Monichino QC: “Stay of Court Proceedings: Tales of the Chicken and the Egg”
Discussion of proper approach to be taken by a national court entertaining an application to stay a proceeding brought by a party that denies being bound by an arbitration agreement.
Martin Scott QC: “Arbitration: Be Alert but not Alarmed”
Is expert evidence required to prove that foreign law is the same as domestic law in an application to enforce an arbitral award? Removal of arbitrators and partial setting aside of arbitral awards.
Adam Rollnik and Daniel Briggs discuss the requirements for admission of evidence of surrounding circumstances in contractual interpretation, and the development of the requirements from Codelfa and Mount Bruce through recent cases.
The Victorian Bar in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing Committee present speakers; Bernadette Healy, Re-Vision Group Counselling (The Victorian Bar Counselling service) and Rosa Silvestro, Psychologist and Family Consultant. The session focuses on family therapy as it would apply to potential clients and services available for barristers themselves and their families.
Dr John Glover, commercial barrister specialising in trusts and tax law and Professor of Law in the Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT University, speaks on whether Australia needs an ATO registry of trusts and trust assets, and possible characteristics of such a registry.
Senior representatives of the three major regulators in industrial law will speak about recent developments in their areas. Mark Irving chairs a discussion by three major regulators in the industrial law field. Cathy Cato, Acting Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, The Hon Neil Jessup, former Federal Court Judge, and Janine Webster, Chief Counsel of the Fair Work Ombudsman, discuss recent development in their respective areas.
The recent decision of DPP v Dalgliesh  HCA 41 will have some effect on how plea hearings are conducted, in respect to current sentencing practices. This presentation will address what submissions a prosecutor may make regarding current sentencing practices in light of Dalgliesh and how defence counsel might respond.
Paul Hayes and Elizabeth Bennett shed light on the important Harman obligation and counsel’s duty to the Court. Paul Hayes presents a paper on the consequences of not abiding by the obligation and implicit risks. Elizabeth Bennett speaks on the ways in which the obligation can operate, and its intersection with other guiding principles.
The Hon. Justice Macaulay and Graeme Clarke QC share valuable insight into the development of the area of co-ordinate and proportionate liability. Clarke speaks to his paper, a thorough and helpful exposition of the legislative framework under which co-ordinate and proportionate liability is now to be considered, and covers recent jurisprudence on the topic.
This CPD session discusses the impacts of the decision in Thomas v Commissioner of Taxation, and the implications and practicalities of distributing franking credits and net income of a trust to beneficiaries in different manners.
Andrew Tragardh hosts this CPD session which addresses the recovery of monies misappropriated through fraud, and provides preliminary guidance for practitioners in civil fraud trials, with the objective of seeking maximum recovery for clients.
Kate Eastman S.C. discusses the effects and deliberations surrounding unconscious bias, focusing on lawyers and their interactions with bias in their legal work.
In this CPD, counsel for four of the five parties to the action in Re Amerind discuss the persistent question in insolvency law of “to whom does the liquidator of a trading trust distribute property realised in that liquidation?”, and Justice Robson’s comprehensive discussion on the topic and the Suco Gold/Enhill treatment.
In this seminar, The Honourable Justice Paul Cronin, Her Honour Magistrate Carolene Gwynn and Robin Smith discuss Family law proceedings that are running concurrent to relevant proceedings in other courts.
This CPD discusses notable case law and trends in the common law for the last year and predictions and developments for the next six months.
In this Q&A Session, Simon Steward QC discusses past and future trends in tax disputes, including changes since the appointment of the first outside Commissioner of Taxation, taxation of multinationals and ways in which to address this problem, apportionment cases, treaty and capital cases.
In this Q&A Session with Michelle Quigley QC, Chair of the Environment and Planning section of CommBar, key discussion points include common planning disputes arising from application for planning permits from local councils, and conditions imposed on those permits, especially in unresolved matters that progress to the Planning division of VCAT.
In this Q&A Session, Glen Pauline, Barrister & accredited Mediator discusses the new Franchising Code of Conduct, its purpose and application. Glen also outlines mediation under the Code, the Court’s approach to interpreting provisions under the Code, the effect of Code breaches by the franchisor and relevant cases.
In this Q&A Session with Lisa Hannon, key discussion points cover the area of compulsory land acquisition including the basic concepts, possibilities for compensation, how practitioners can best manage client expectations, unpacking “LACA Language” and the importance of specialist advice.
In this seminar, Professor David Howarth, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge will explore the relationship between law and politics, and the role of lawyers in politics. He will also consider the relationships between lawyers, civil servants and the rule of law. One of Professor Howarth’s particular interests is the manner in which law and politics appear to be separating throughout the developed world. Are lawyers withdrawing from participation in democratic politics? If so, what, if anything, should be done about it?
This CPD seminar discusses the High Court’s decision in the Bywater Investments case and the status of Esquire Nominees Ltd v FCT (1973) 129 CLR 177 after Bywater Investments. Dr Julianne Jaques also discusses lessons from Bywater for ensuring foreign subsidiaries remain non-resident.
The Hon. Justice Mordy Bromberg, along with Steven Moore QC, Kate Burke and Brendan Avallone discuss a range of topics in Employment and Industrial Relations Law, including trends in the National Practice Area, sham contracting, the Fair Work Commission award review and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
In this Q&A Session, Carolyn Sparke QC discusses areas of liability for solicitors in will drafting including the circumstances in which a solicitor or other will drafter will be liable for failing to take proper care, other areas of liability beyond the drafting itself and good practice steps to take to avoid liability.
Trial CPD In Session with FREE access to the CPD on Legal, Constitutional and Human Rights issues surrounding same sex marriage. This CPD includes discussion of the important decision in The Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory 92013) 250 CLR 441 by The Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC QC, former Justice, High Court of Australia; dialogue on the state of national law and constitutional law by The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice, High Court of Australia and a focus on the human rights issues raised both nationally and internationally by Catherine Dixon and Anna Brown.
This seminar discusses how Barristers can effectively communicate with Judges. The seminar is presented by Victorian County Court Judge Chettle. Judge Chettle advises advocates from his own experiences, both as a Judge and Barrister, the steps to take to create and maintain a positive relationship with a judge throughout a case.