10 Points in One

SESSION ONE 7.30am to 10.30am: Family, Estates and Workplace Law Update

Chair: Bruce Dodd, Partner, Jones McCarthy Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Family Law Update

The new landscape regarding add-backs following Stanford and Bevan
Recent developments in adoption and surrogacy
Relocating with children: gauging chances of success
Splitting up family trusts & corporate structures: beware the ATO
Recent decisions: Harris v Harris – trust property can be included in the assets of the party property
Presented by Graeme Page QC, Queensland Bar

Estate Litigation Update

Power of Attorney disputes
Recent decisions in family provision claims
Proper provision in large estates: Darveniza v Darveniza & Drakos as Executors of the Estate of Bojan Darveniza and Ors
Small estates: The courts’ approach towards competing interests and costs
Presented by Caite Brewer, Barrister, Queensland Bar and QLS Accredited Specialist, Succession Law

Employment, Workplace and Discrimination Law: Where are we Headed?

Recent developments in general protections and unfair dismissals
Impact of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker decision on employment law rights
Recent cases in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, including Richardson v Oracle and Shea v Tru Energy
Workplace bullying: The Fair Work Commission approach to work health and safety
Presented by Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward

SESSION TWO 10.45am to 1.45pm: CPD Compulsory Core Areas

Chair: TBA

Practical Legal Ethics

Ethics in Practice: How Far Can You Go For Your Client?

Your range of obligations as a legal professional
Ethics in negotiating transactions and settlements and at mediation
Deciding whether the client’s instructions pose an ethical dilemma
When you need to take action, and what you should do
Case studies of particular ethical dilemmas for legal practitioners
Presented by Nola Pearce, Special Counsel, Carter Newell Professional Skills

How to Avoid a Dispute Arising from the PPSA

Steps for proper registration
Dealing with priority disputes
Insolvency: implications of failing to register
Presented by Karla Fraser, Partner, Allens

Practice Management and Business Skills

Managing Your EEO, OHS and Discrimination Obligations

What is unlawful discrimination?
Risk of sexual harassment claims
Managing stress claims and mental illness in the workplace
Strategies for avoiding and managing claims
Presented by Trent Forno, Partner, Minter Ellison

SESSION THREE 2.15pm to 6.30pm: Litigation Update
Chair: Andrew Lyons, Barrister, Mortimer Chambers
Contractual Disputes: Recent Decisions that Impact Precedents and Standard Form Contracts

‘Reasonable endeavours’ and the importance of internal contractual standards following Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd; Woodside Energy Ltd v Electricity Generation Corporation
Inconsistent terms, hidden terms and multiple contracts
Trends in damages
Presented by Christopher Crawford, Barrister, Level 10 Inns of Court

Developments in Commercial Litigation: Australian Consumer Law Update

Misleading or deceptive conduct
Unconscionable conduct
Unfair contract terms
Consumer guarantees
Presented by Anand Shah, Barrister, Carbolic Group Personal Injury Update

Proposed changes to the Queensland Workers’ Compensation Act
Recent cases and legislative developments
Presented by Gerard O’Driscoll, Barrister, Queensland Bar Update: Debt Recovery, Bankruptcy and Insolvency

A review of the recent changes in debt recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy
Recent and significant case law
Presented by Michael de Waard, Barrister, Queensland Bar

Location Brisbane, Australia
Organized by Legalwise Seminars
More Information Fee - $795.00
Start Date 2015-03-11
End Date 2015-03-11