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“Treating doctor” evidence is the new black of expert opinion in mental capacity cases: guidance for treating doctor reports

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session looks at Chant v Curcurato [2021] NSWSC 751 (per Hallen J) to establish how “treating doctor” evidence is used by the court.  It examines:

  • Factual background
  • Treating doctor evidence
  • Lessons from Curcurato
  • Issues yet to be clarified

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 – Wills and Estates stream.

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Hayley Bennett, Barrister, New Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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A discussion of trending issues in Institutional Abuse

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Personal Injury stream. 

This session will provide an update on current topical issues in the field of institutional abuse including an update on recent case law (particularly NSW) on the following matters:

  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Vicarious liability
  • Damages
  • Ancillary issues such as unincorporated associations, permanent stays
  • Statutory obligations/liability

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Richard Royle, Barrister, Sir Owen Dixon Chambers
Danielle De Paoli*, Special Counsel, Maurice Blackburn

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Alternative dispute resolution options for family law

1 CPD Unit   Videocast  
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Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

In this session, experts who practice in one or more of each of the above ADR processes will give practical advice on the following issues:

  • What ADR processes exist (excluding arbitration) and what they each entail
  • Lawyer negotiation, mediation, lawyer assisted mediation, collaborative practice
  • Which processes you should use for which cases, and how to prepare yourself and your client
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Sue Abrams*, Solicitor and Director, ATW Family Law
Bernie Bolger, Principal, The Mediation Collective
Simeon Levin, Lead Advisor, Fitzpatricks Private Wealth

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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An update on the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)

1 CPD Unit   Videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session provides an overview of the operation of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and an update on recent cases that have considered particular aspects of its operation.

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Andrew Fernon SC, Barrister, University Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Assessing damages in a dust diseases claim – what you need to know

1 CPD Unit  Videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Personal Injury stream. 

This session looks at:

  • Dust Diseases Claims
  • Statistics for the 2020 Calendar Year
  • Current Statistics and Future Projections of Mesothelioma
  • Silicosis - an old disease
  • Types of Compensation Available
  • Statutory Compensation Schemes
  • Court process and claims
  • General Damages
  • Damages for Loss of Expectation of life
  • Past and future medical and treatment expenses
  • Past and future loss of income/wages
  • Care claims – Sections 15A and 15B of the Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Care Claims – Section 15A of the Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Care claims – Section 15B of the Civil Liability Act 2002
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Joanne Wade* , State Practice Group Leader, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Binding financial agreements post Thorne and Kennedy

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

This session looks at how binding financial agreements have affected Family Law, including:

  • The history of binding financial agreements
  • A review of cases leading up to Thorne & Kennedy
  • A review of Thorne & Kennedy
  • A review of cases post-Thorne & Kennedy
  • Issues you should consider when preparing a binding financial agreement

Recorded on 26 July 2021
Maurice Edwards*, Special Counsel, Watts McCray Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Business and personal structuring

1 CPD Unit  videocast  

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Videocast

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session looks at the following issues:

  • Is a discretionary trust still the preferred entity for property investments?
  • Structuring investments using self-managed super fund
  • Restructuring business enterprises
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Kevin Munro, Solicitor / Principal, Munro Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Challenges in the conduct of “succession” case across jurisdictional boundaries

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session looks at the challenges of conducting a “succession” case across jurisdictional boundaries, including:

  • Succession law in context
  • What is a “succession” case?
  • The field of operation of “succession law”
  • Succession law’s two ways of thinking about property
  • Different phases of estate administration
  • Orders for a joint hearing or a determination of separate questions
  • Costs as a factor in the conduct of a “succession” case

Recorded on 05 August 2021
The Honourable Justice Geoff Lindsay, The Supreme Court of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Client capacity and instruction taking

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session will look at the following capacity issues:

  • Client capacity as it relates to Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Best Practice for instruction taking, case law examples (what to do and what not to do)
  • What to do when capacity is in doubt
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Lauren Gidley*, Legal Practitioner Director, Glass Goodwin Solicitors

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Consumer Law update

1 CPD Unit    videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session will look at an overview of Australian Consumer Law and briefly look at related legislation including industry codes and the Contracts Review Act.

Recorded on 05 August
John Clifton, Barrister, Edmund Barton Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Cyber risk masterclass

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session looks at the latest cyber risk issues affecting law firms. It discusses:

  • Current cyber risk landscape
  • Case studies of law firm breaches
  • Trends specific to property/business law accredited specialists
  • What you need to do to manage your practice’s cyber risk
  • Horizon scanning for 2021-2022

Recorded on 28 July 2021
Reece Corbett-Wilkins, Partner, Clyde & Co
Chloe Sevil, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Disability and employment

1 CPD Unit    videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Employment & Industrial Law stream. 

Around 2.1 million people with disability in Australia are of working age.  This session looks at the following topics around disability and employment:

  • What do the numbers tell us?
  • Segregated employment
  • Disability discrimination issues – areas of unlawful conduct; reasonable adjustments; inherent requirements
  • Intersection of WHS laws and disability discrimination

Recorded on 15 July 2021
Kate Eastman AM SC, Barrister, New Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Disaster Law and Governance: The challenge of strategic imagination

 0.75 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference

Using a background framework of recent natural disasters including bushfires, storms, floods, and a global pandemic, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC examines:

  • Government responses to the Royal Commission’s report including the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020 and National Emergency Declaration (Consequential Amendments) Act 2020
  • Responses to recommendations
  • Mitigating risk and reducing disaster losses
Recorded on 07 September 2021
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel, 5 Wentworth Chambers

0.75 CPD units

Non-Member $94.00
Member $68.00

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Due diligence for business sales and purchases

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session considers the following issues:

  • Why do due diligence?
  • Caveat Emptor
  • What precisely is due diligence?
  • Checking against what?
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • What can be disclosed by vendor
  • Limiting the scope of the due diligence exercise
  • Preliminary comments on identifying material risks
  • Understanding the Business
  • Who participates in, or co-ordinates, due diligence exercises?
  • Contractual due diligence periods
  • Controlling and managing the flow of information
  • Dealing with an online data room
  • What information should the data room contain
  • The contractual significance of due diligence disclosure material
  • The disclosure letter
  • Specific issues
  • Due diligence and OHS
  • The due diligence report
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Selwyn Black*, Partner, Carroll & O' Dea

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Ethics in business and property transactions

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream and Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Property Law stream.

In this session, Linden looks at a variety of old and new ethics cases with interesting factual situations. These cases give useful examples of ethical rules that apply to business and property lawyers.

Recorded on 15 July 2021
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Family law property arbitration – the first five years and the next five years

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

This session will look at the following issues:

  • Uptake of arbitration since 2016
  • The future of arbitration including recommendations of joint select committee on Australia's family law system
  • How to discuss the arbitration option with clients
  • How to run an arbitration productively for your client
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Matthew Shepherd*, Principal, Shepherds Family Law

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Foreign surcharge duty and land tax – tips for managing the compliance crisis

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session presents a structured framework for responding to the current compliance crisis:

  • Getting the due diligence right from the start
  • Key traps to watch out for
  • What to do if your clients received a foreign surcharge Notice of Investigation
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Government Solicitors Conference 2021 - videocast

10 CPD Unit   videocast  
Ethics and professional responsibility
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

These recordings were captured as part of the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference.

Each year, the Government Solicitors Committee convenes the Government Solicitors Conference, bringing together leading experts in the legal profession to discuss important and topical aspects of government practice.

Topics from the 2021 conference include:

  • Reflections on the virtual courtroom experience during a pandemic
  • Judicial review where non-statutory functions meet statutory discretions
  • Optimising governance processes – lessons from recent audits
  • Information and Privacy Commission – new law and functions

Click here to see the full list of sessions and speakers.

Recorded on 07 September 2021
The Honourable Justice Steven Rares, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, President, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of New South Wales
The Honourable Justice Brigitte Markovic Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Chris D’Aeth, Executive Director & Principal Registrar, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Paul Coady, Barrister, Public Defenders Chambers
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel, 5 Wentworth Chambers
Kate Boyd, Deputy Secretary, General Counsel, NSW Department Premier and Cabinet
Craig Badings, Partner, SenateSHJ
Marina Olsen, Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora
Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz
Dr Amanda Sapienza, Senior Solicitor, Crown Solicitors Office
Greg Wrobel, Partner, Holding Redlich
Lyn Nicholson, General Counsel, Corporate & Commercial, Holding Redlich
Professor Jeannie Marie Paterson, Professor of Law and Co-Director for the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, The University of Melbourne
Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Edward Santow, UTS, Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner
Rowan McRae, Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Victoria Legal Aid
Bret Walker AO SC, Barrister, 5th Floor St James Hall
Elizabeth Tydd, CEO, Information Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Dr Juliet Lucy, Barrister, St James Hall Chambers

10 CPD units

Non-Member $465.00
Member $330.00

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How to get the best out of your barrister (by a barrister who was once a solicitor)

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

Briefing counsel is almost an inevitability for solicitors practising in the area of family law. 

In this session, Melissa provides 10 tips for ensuring you and your client get optimum value from counsel.

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Melissa Gillies SC, Barrister, Culwulla Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Indigenous people and succession law: intestacy and drafting of culturally appropriate wills

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session covers the following issues:

  • The problems created for Indigenous people (including the burgeoning Indigenous middle class) by the mainstream succession law
  • New intestacy provisions for Indigenous people in NSW
  • Drafting culturally appropriate wills - tips and traps
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Professor Prue Vines, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Information and Privacy Commission - new law and functions

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
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Online

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference

In this session, Elizabeth Tydd looks at some significant changes in the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC):

  • New legislation around the Digital Restart Fund and case studies
  • Regulatory interventions and recommendations including local council audits and other audits
  • Lessons learnt through 10 years of operation of the GIPA Act
Recorded on 07 September 2021
Elizabeth Tydd, CEO, Information Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW

1 CPD units

Non-Member $125.00
Member $90.00

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Insurance and family law settlements

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

This session looks at the following issues:

  • Defining different types of payments
  • Basic property settlement principles in Family Law
  • Context
  • The starting point:  Aleksovski v Aleksovsi (1996) FLC 92-705
  • Case law following Alekovski
  • What to do if a client tells you they are getting a divorce
Recorded on 15 July 2021
Glenn Thompson* OAM, Partner, Newnhams Solicitors

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Issues for practitioners arising from the decision in BP7 Pty Ltd v Gavancorp Pty Ltd

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream and 2021 Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Property Law stream

This session looks at the decision in BP7 Pty Ltd v Gavancorp Pty Ltd and changes from Revenue NSW in relation to purchaser’s declarations.

Recorded on 14 July 2021
Geoff Farland, Barrister, University Chambers
Elly Ashley*, Special Counsel, Holding Redlich

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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Judicial advice – the state of play – practical and forensic considerations

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session looks at the following issues:

  • Procedural essentials, applicants other than personal representatives and trustees?
  • Vexing and borderline decisions - the necessity for advice?
  • Litigation advice - when should the approval of the Court be reconsidered?
  • Does the existence of personal claims or allegations against the executor/trustee preclude advice?
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Michael Meek SC, Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $160.00
Member $110.00

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