Advanced Litigation Conference

SESSION ONE 9.00am to 1.15pm: Advanced Litigation Skills and Update

Chair: Timothy Matthews QC, 15 Inns of Court

Opening Address

Presented by Timothy Matthews QC, 15 Inns of Court

Case Law and Legislative Update

Highlights of recent case law and statutory developments
Analysis of the most topical and significant changes
Practical implications for legal practitioners
Presented by Anthony Anderson, Barrister, Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers

Trends in Litigation Damages

Recent cases regarding damages, awards and settlements
Trends in assessing and proving damages for plaintiffs and defendants
Torts and contracts: key distinctions and trends
Fees, tax and costs considerations
Presented by Michael May, Barrister, Level 27 Chambers

Professional Skills

Using Injunctions to Gain Leverage, Protect Rights and Win Cases

Principles, procedures and important Court rules
Timing issues: when injunctions are most effective
Potential objectives and strategies
Interlocutory proceedings and successfully opposing injunctions
Relevant cases and examples
Presented by Alex Nelson, Barrister, Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers

Re-litigating and Abuse of Process: Dealing with Difficult Edge Cases

The difference between issue estoppel and res judicata
Why these principles of law exist
Identifying situations where the line between legitimate litigation on the one hand and res judicata and issue estoppel on the other is blurred
Key elements of Anshun estoppel and abuse of process
Practical steps to take when drafting applications under these heads
Presented by David Topp, Barrister, Level 4 Bank of New South Wales Chambers

SESSION TWO 2.00pm to 5.15pm: CPD Compulsory Core Areas for Litigators

Chair: Timothy Matthews QC, 15 Inns of Court

Practice Management & Business Skills

Managing Large and Complex Litigation

Lessons from a 4-week trial involving 24,000 documents, 12 expert witnesses, $1 million in costs and over $200 million at stake
The hidden costs of large litigation
Responsibility for managing expert and service provider costs
Benefits and detriments of technology
Managing a team of junior and senior lawyers
Dealing with expectations of numerous plaintiffs
Getting paid and the risks in large litigation
Presented by Dale Cliff, Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers

Professional Skills

Enforcing and Executing Court Judgments

Enforcement issues to consider early in a case
Investigating a debtor’s assets
Identifying the best enforcement methods
Freezing orders: playing the shell game
Appeals and stay of execution applications
Time to pay on a judgment debt
Presented by Darrell Kake, Special Counsel, Quinn & Scattini Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

Practical Legal Ethics

Ethically Managing Experts

Ensuring a report’s worth: admissibility and probative value
Assisting in preparing a report: guidelines and ethical limitations
Navigating difficult privilege issues
Presented by Howard Alexander, Barrister, PD Connolly Chambers

Location Mercure Brisbane, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Description Venture beyond the basics and spend a day learning the nuances of litigating that can help you stand apart from the crowd. This panel of experienced litigation experts will give you practical guidance on high level litigation and advocacy strategies and techniques. In addition, you'll gain valuable legal skills and ethics points while hearing advanced topics specifically tailored to experienced litigators. If you want to become a master litigator or simply broaden your skillset, this seminar will help you achieve your goals.
Organized by Legalwise Seminars
More Information Fee - $710.00
Start Date 2015-03-13
End Date 2015-03-13