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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
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.
This seminar discuses good faith in commercial agreements – “Test Case” issues for advice and litigation. This area of the law has been problematic in all Australian jurisdictions. The presenter is Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University.
This seminar is a panel session providing an update of the rules, policies and new cost disclosure requirements under the Legal Profession Uniform Law. The panel, chaired by barrister Ted Woodward S.C., consists of Victorian Legal Services Commissioner Michael McGarvie and the Manager of Administrative Law and Consumer Matters at the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commission, Tim O’Farrell.
This seminar is given by The Honourable Justice Jack Forrest and The Honourable Justice Judd of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The seminar discusses the changes that have been made to the Common Law Division and the Commercial Court in relation to the operation of the Practice Court, particularly regarding the lists and listing arrangements of both courts.
This CPD is a seminar which focusses on some of the recent developments in insurance law. The seminar is presented by barristers Dr. Oren Bigos and Gabi Crafti. Dr. Bigos analysis CGU Insurance Limited v Blakeley  HCA 2. Ms. Crafti examines Todd v Alterra at Lloyds Ltd (on behalf of the underwriting members of Syndicate 1400) [ 2016] FCAFC 15.
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.