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Professor Olaf Drummer is Deputy Director (Academic Programs) at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.
Courts routinely accepted Motherisk’s hair drug test results without challenge as evidence of parental substance abuse until a retired Judge’s independent review exposed mistakes in testing procedures, as the result of a successful appeal against conviction in the Canadian Bloomfield case.
Rishi Gulati has advanced claims on behalf of individuals before several international tribunals and fora, including on behalf of Baby Gammy before the UN Human Rights Committee. In this CPD, Rishi discusses the options that claimants may have when pursuing international justice, including at the UN Committee Against Torture and the UN Human Rights Committee. Rishi discusses procedural steps necessary before claims may be raised at the international level, including discussing the rule on the exhaustion of domestic remedies.
In this Q&A Session, Stewart Maiden discusses cross border insolvency law – what it is, why it is important, questions of jurisdictional diversity, modified universalism, the UNCITRAL Model law, foreign proceedings and centre of main interests. Stewart also discusses the cases of Akers v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, Legend International Holdings Inc (in liq) v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited and the Hanjin Shipping case.
In this Q&A Session, James W S Peters QC and Daniel Crennan discuss the Code of Banking Practice, including the types of issues it deals with, how it affects the relationship of Banking and customer/guarantees, warranties, breaches and conditions. Two key cases in Victoria discussed in this Q&A include Doggett v CBA and NAB v Rose.
Speaker(s): Chair: Dr Victoria Lambropoulos Speakers: Justice McDonald-Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Head of Industrial Relations and Employment Law List of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Ieradiaconou-Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Paul O'Grady QC, Joel Fetter-Barrister, Dr Victoria Lambropoulos-Barrister
This CPD session discusses trends on the Employment and Industrial List of the Supreme Court of Victoria, focusing on post employment restraints and injunctions, Corporations Act issues concerning employees and many other topics.
This Q&A Session with Martin Scott QC & Chris Young discusses the Shen Neng ship grounding on the Great Barrier Reef, and how the issues are of broader relevance to running and managing litigation or arbitration involving foreign litigants,foreign witnesses, non-English speaking witnesses, unusual fields of expertise or large claims against insured defendants.
In this Q&A Session, Michael Wyles QC discusses class actions, the relevant sections in the Supreme Court Act 1986, opting out of class actions, class members’ control over proceedings, power to commence a class action and the class action plaintiff’s duty to class members. Michael Wyles QC also provides practical tips on strategy, documentation handling & risk management.
This seminar discusses serious misconduct, summary dismissal and employment contracts, with a focus on the case of Melbourne Stadiums Limited v Sautner (2015) FCAFC 20. The seminar is presented by barrister Jonathon Forbes and senior Deakin University Law Lecturer Dr. Victoria Lambropoulos. The presentations are followed by a Q & A session, moderated by Paul O’Grady S.C.
Presented by consultant Jenny Bailey, this session is for barristers who deal with clients who are upset and emotional. The session will help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your practice, and help you improve your relationship with your clients to improve satisfaction – even if they don’t get the result they were after.
In this Q&A session, with a focus on Competition Law, Martin Scott QC discusses the challenges and processes in cartel proceedings from investigation through to litigation and resolution. Focusing on the challenges confronting business and their in-house counsel in running cartel litigation, Martin provides insight into the investigation process, the factual complexity arising in framing the issues and arising from the tendency for cases to turn on inferences about “arrangements” or “understandings” and an overview of the issues arising on questions of liability and resolution.
This is a panel session which discusses the legal issues that arise in bankruptcy cases in relation to family law matters. The panel, chaired by Geoffrey Dickson QC consists of barristers Leslie Glick QC, Peter Fary and Catherine Gobbo, as well as Family Court Justice Paul Cronin.
In this Q&A Session on Sex Trials: Tactics and Strategies, Justin Hannebery discusses the increasing number of sexual offences heard before criminal courts, the factors which impact of the chances of conviction in these kinds of matters, the regular challenges facing the prosecutions in sex trials and the best approach the defence can take, including the best methods of cross-examination.
In this Q&A Session, Dr Matthew Collins QC and Michael Rivette discuss the primacy of imputations in defamation actions; recent trends in online defamation cases; and the protection of journalists’ sources. In relation to privacy, they discuss Australia's data protection laws; employer access private information on Facebook; and recent decisions in cases of invasions of privacy.
In this Q&A Session, Stuart Wood QC discusses recent developments in industrial and employment law with practical insights into the process and procedure in the Fair Work Tribunal and Federal Court in Employment cases.
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.
In this Q&A Session, Dr Matthew Collins QC discusses media, communications and commercial law focusing mainly on defamation and the changes that have arisen as a result of the internet and other electronic media platforms over the past decade.
This seminar examines enforcement of a foreign judgment based on submission to jurisdiction. It discusses the Privy Council decision in Vizcaya Partners Ltd v Picard & Anor  UKPC 5; the role of experts on foreign Law; and both the Foreign Judgments Act 1962 (Vic) and the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth).
This seminar is given by Michael Proud. Mr. Proud is an experienced accredited mediator, who specialises in medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Mr. Proud provides practitioners advice on how to best prepare for mediations and different strategies which can be adopted. Mr. Proud recalls past mediations he has mediated to demonstrate how he would resolve different circumstances.
This CPD seminar discusses the changes to video conferencing with clients in custody. This seminar outlines the changes in legislation concerning video links from clients in custody and connecting them to the court system. The panel outlines The Justice Legislation (Evidence and Other Acts) Amendment Bill 2016 and discusses how these changes will affect not only the court system but both the client and their counsel.
This CPD is a joint seminar conducted by the Victorian Bar together with the Law Institute of Victoria. This CPD identifies some of the most significant recommendations of the eight-year review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). Mr. Brett Young who was the Independent Reviewer of the Charter, discusses the review.
This is a debate between barristers Damien McAloon and Katherine Brazenor on the issue of whether the peak indebtedness rule remains an essential part of Australian Law. The Moderator is retired Federal Court Judge, the Honourable Ray Finkelstein AO, QC. The debate is sparked by the New Zealand Court of Appeal rejection of the peak indebtedness rule in Timberworld Ltd v Levin .
This is a panel session for the legal profession as a whole attended, not only by members of the Bar, but also by solicitors and in-house counsel practising in the area of industrial law. The seminar focusses on the development of industrial law, particularly in relation to under payments, directors and accessories liability. Stuart Wood QC chairs the session.
This seminar discusses a number of the ethical issues that barristers and solicitors commonly encounter. It focuses on junior members of the legal profession and their obligation, both legal and moral, to the community and the Court. The presenters are Justice John Forrest and Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou, both of the Victorian Supreme Court.
This is a seminar given by Eugene Hyman, a former Judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Municipal Courts in California for 20 years. Mr. Hyman speaks on current issues of domestic violence and its treatment in the courts. There is, of course, much in common and much to learn from the American experience.
This seminar is presented by Catherine Devine. Ms. Devine is a barrister specialising in the area of child support. Ms. Devine discusses private school fees in the child support context. Ms. Devine advises on the process of forming these agreements, the factors to consider and the legal requirements the agreement must adhere to.
This CPD is a panel session on matters of public examinations. The Panel, chaired by Michael Galvin QC, consists of Tim Luxton Deputy District Registrar, Federal Court Australia, Julian Hetyey, Judicial Registrar of the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Rupert Burns, Deputy District Registrar of the Federal Court and barrister Dr. Oren Bigos.
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 given by Victorian County Court Judge David Parsons. Judge Parsons discusses his experience with expert reports and offers practical tips and advice for legal practitioners in their role of the production of admissible and relevant expert reports. His Honour also explains the requirements for the admissibility of expert reports.
Recent campaigns and debate have centred on the need to recognise Indigenous Australians as the first peoples of Australia under the Australian Constitution. This CPD seminar, presented by Mick Dodson AM, focusses on the seminal judgment in the Tasmanian Dams case, and the effects of the High Court’s decision.
This seminar is presented by The Honourable Judge Gaynor of the Victorian County Court. Her Honour gives a presentation on the sentencing principles applicable to the imposition of a Community Corrections Order, either alone or in combination with a term of imprisonment. Judge Gaynor discusses how barristers can best make submissions regarding CCOs when appearing in the County Court.
This CPD seminar is a panel session on the Harper Review and the future direction of competition law. This CPD includes discussion on: areas of review, government response to recommended reforms, reform topics, expansion of competition prohibitions to government activity, removal of prohibitions and expansion and simplification of exemption regimes.
In this Q&A Session, Wendy Harris QC discusses the Tabcorp and Tatts litigation including: statutory claims and interpretations; principles of redundancy and illegality; contract construction; the intersection of contract and statute and contractual and statutory rights.
This CPD session highlights the assistance that forensic accountants and fraud investigators can provide to legal professionals, particularly in the investigation stages, and further in the analysis stages in fraud cases. Key areas covered in this CPD include: the costs & facts of fraud, bribery & corruption; cases studies; foreign bribery & corruption types of forensic accountants engagements; what forensic accountants and certified fraud examiners do, and compares the differences between auditing and forensic investigations.
This CPD is a seminar which discusses the Royal Commission Into Family Violence (March, 2016). His Honour, Chief Magistrate of Victoria, Peter Lauritsen discusses the submissions made by the Magistrates Court and Children’s Court to the Commission, the findings of the Commission, and the relevant recommendations of the Commission.
This CPD is a seminar on the interaction between bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy Courts. Barrister Christopher Brown exmaines many of the common statutory provisions that are relevant to bankruptcy cases and recent cases that addresses jurisdictional and standing issues. The CPD then concludes with a Q & A session with Federal Circuit Court Judge Riethmuller