Government Lawyers Conference

SESSION ONE 9.00am to 1.15pm: Government Contracts

Chair: Michael Grosser, Principal, Michael Grosser Legal Practice

Practice Management & Business Skills

Major Infrastructure Projects: Staging Contract Delivery to Decrease Risk and Increase Investment Potential

Projects suited to staging: the business case analysis
Selecting the contract delivery models: Will financiers, investors and the private sector be interested?
Key advantages and risks for the State
Key advantages and risks for private sector participants
Presented by Joshua Paffey, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

A Survey of Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Relating to the Handling of Disputes Arising in Regard to Commercial Contracts in a Government Context

Rights and options for handling disputes
Risk mitigation strategies
Legal remedies and government context considerations
Presented by Gail Hartridge, Barrister, Queensland Bar

Performance Based Contracting: Commercial Considerations

How the penalty doctrine operates?
Liquidated damages: practical tips
KPI performance contracts: What are the key commercial considerations for Government contracts?
Practical examples of long term Government performance based contracts
Presented by Ross Landsberg, Partner, Minter Ellison

IP in Government Contracts

Intellectual Property in the Queensland Government: the Queensland Public Sector Intellectual Property Principles which underpin the appropriate IP contract terms
Crown copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
IP strategies for government
Six common mistakes
IP ownership and use options in the Queensland GITC Framework
Procuring IT as a service
Negotiating IP and licensing terms: some practical examples
Presented by John Swinson, Partner in Charge, Brisbane and Kathryn Purcell-Hennessy, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

SESSION TWO 2.00pm to 5.15pm: Practical and Ethical Issues for Government

Chair: Lindsey Alford, Barrister, Barrister on Boundary

Offences Connected with Public Duties

Offences in the Criminal Code Queensland
Provisions of the Crime and Corruption Act and Public Sector Ethics Act 1994
Presented by Michael Copley QC, Barrister, Queensland Bar

Practical Legal Ethics

The Model Litigant: How it Relates to Government Advisers?

Rules as they apply to government advisors
Breaches of the Model Litigant rule: Review of key cases
Presented by Barry Dunphy, Partner, Clayton Utz

Professional Skills

Statutory Interpretation: An Interactive Workshop

This interactive workshop will examine the approach taken to statutory construction, with a particular focus on the practical tools for interpreting legislation and an overview of the High Court’s recent comments about the importance of the text, together with consideration of context, legislative purpose
and extrinsic materials.

Presented by Theresa Johnson, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

Location Mercure Brisbane, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Description Attend this full day conference specifically tailored for Government Lawyers to discuss topical and current issues facing Government lawyers in their practice today. In the morning session, our speakers will discuss some important issues and common problems for government lawyers in contracting, and in the afternoon, revisit some practical ethical and practical issues facing Government lawyers today.
Organized by Legalwise Seminars
More Information Fee - $710.00
Start Date 2015-03-12
End Date 2015-03-12