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Discussion: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner Fiona McLeay & Dr Matthew Collins AM QC, President of the Bar
This seminar will address the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recent report, Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders, including the ALRC’s recommendations with respect to the regulation of third-party litigation funding in class actions, the case management of class…
The Commercial Bar Civil Procedure Section is pleased to present a panel discussion on the vexed issue of making applications to judicial officers to recuse themselves on the grounds of apprehended bias. The panel will review recent decisions in this area and will provide an overview as to how best to (or how best not to) approach such an application.
In this Q&A session Fiona Cameron, Michael Bearman and Sarah Fregon discuss the tax implications of judgments and settlements, including income tax on judgment sums and interest, Capital Gains Tax events, and GST. This session is designed to provide non-tax lawyers with an essential understanding of the tax consequences that may flow from a judgment or settlement, based on important factors including the type of claim, the structure of any settlement agreement, and possible exemptions from income tax or CGT.
With over 33 years’ experience between them, Fiona and Michael are highly experienced specialists in taxation, commercial and administrative law.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.