Peter G Willis S.C. appears and advises in a wide range of corporate and commercial and public law matters, especially in the Supreme and Federal Courts. He also appears before VCAT and Planning Panels Victoria. Peter joined the Victorian Bar in 1999 and was appointed Silk in 2015 …..
In this seminar, the speakers will discuss recent developments in the scope and limitations of supervisory review by the Courts including:
Kairouz v Bracks (No 2)  VSC 671; Asmar v Albanese (No 4)  VSC 672 with discussion of –
shifting judicial attitudes towards the justiciability of internal affairs of political parties, as voluntary unincorporated associations
the significance of statutory registration, public functions and access to public funding as matters justifying judicial intervention
whether a decision of a private body is amenable to judicial review, with reference to two recent cases which considered the application of the Datafin principle in Australia: Vergara v Chartered Accountants ANZ  VSC 34 and Durney v Unison Housing (2019) 57 VR 158.
how courts conduct judicial review of non-statutory executive powers, whether the grounds of review are the same as those that apply to statutory powers, Attorney-General (Cth) v Ogawa (2020) 281 FCR 1 and “subject matter” immunity from judicial review.
This seminar will look at the formal requirements for drafting guarantees, pleadings, and outline the scope of guarantor liability and discharge, guarantor rights and defences, and legislation affecting guarantors.
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.