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Business Law- Legislative developments around insolvency law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

2020 has been a strange year for everyone – and the same is true in insolvency law reform. This session will cover law changes at the start of the year which significantly increased the personal liability of directors; and also the governments attempts to clamp down on the unhelpfully named ‘illegal phoenixing’.
Further significant law reforms were introduced to alleviate the impact on businesses and give protection to directors during COVID-19. Some of these reforms have been extended and some may become permanent – time will tell. Now at the end of the year the government has introduced what it says is the most significant law reform in insolvency in 30 years – which doesn’t explain why the Government only allowed 5 days’ consultation on the draft legislation; why it still hasn’t released the regulations which will contain the substantive parts of the new law; or why it is still proposing to have the new laws commence on 1 January 2021. 2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year in insolvency and 2021 may be even moreso.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Stephen Mullette*, Principal, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Commercial Litigation - Practical and procedural tips for conducting a case in the Commercial List of the NSW Supreme Court

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

Court proceedings have been transformed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This seminar will begin with a synopsis of the current Commercial List approach to online hearings and case management during the pandemic.

The seminar will also address the key practical aspects of Commercial List proceedings, from filing a list statement; procedural case management; the operation of Practice Note SC Eq 11; preparing a court book; objections; preparing for hearing; and of course running the hearing. The presenters will also analyse a recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal concerning the principles of contractual construction (as they apply in commercial cases).


Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 26 November 2020

David Sulan, Barrister, Banco Chambers

Ryan Jameson, Barrister, Banco Chambers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Compliance risks in the times of COVID-19

1 CPD Unit  Pre-recorded webinar    
practice management
Online

 Hear from one of The Law Society's regulatory compliance solicitors on risks in times of Covid-19 including:

  • Workplace risks
  • Principals’ responsibility
Review 4 vulnerable compliance risks objectives in times of Covid-19
  • Communication
  • File Management
  • Providing Undertakings
  • Remote Supervision

Recorded on 23 June 2020
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $70.00
Non-Member $100.00

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Conveyancing update

1 CPD Unit   pre-recorded webinar 
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally part of the Property Law one day intensive 2021.

Topics include:

  • Current issues in eConveyancing.
  • 2019 edition of the contract for sale and purchase of land – 15 months on
  • Duty of disclosure and material facts
  • COVID-19 - impact on conveyancing transactions
Recorded on 23 February 2021
Tony Cahill, Legal Author and Presenter

1 CPD units

Non-Member $125.00
Member $90.00

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Criminal Law - Developments in advocacy and the administration of justice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

This session will explore developments in advocacy and the administration of justice from both a pre and post COVID-19 pandemic perspective.  

It will examine the policy and operational context of the criminal justice system in NSW pre COVID-19.  Specifically, it will outline how the business of the District Court and the Local Court, and the prison population have been effected by the drivers of the sustained growth in the number of matters brought before the courts, the District Court backlog initiatives, and the raft of legislative reform including the EAGP, sentencing and parole, high risk offender, and Table offence reforms. It will consider how some legislative reform operates disproportionately against the most disadvantaged people in our community.  

The session will then examine the criminal justice system in NSW post COVID-19.  It will look at the safety measures that have had an impact on advocacy in the criminal courts, as well as legislative changes, and consider how they might affect the criminal justice system in NSW into the future.  


Proudly sponsored by 

Lawcover

Recorded on 23 November 2020
Annmarie Lumsden, Director, Criminal Law, Legal Aid

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Developments in aged care and elder law

1 CPD Unit pre-recorded webinar    

substantive law

Online

Join a panel of elder law experts as they discuss some of the recent developments in aged care and elder law, including

  • Impact of COVID-19 and legislative amendments on privacy and records and the COVID-19 App

  • Recent common law cases

  • RV and Ministerial orders, screening and Orders regulating entry into residential aged care facilities (including flu vax)

  • New visitor access code

  • Duty of care and infection control

  • Recent cases from the guardianship tribunal

  • Newmarch House – legal implications for practitioners acting for staff and residents of aged care facilities that have tested positive for COVID-19

Recorded on 18 June 2020

Kim Boettcher, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers

Lucinda Smith, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers

Rodney Lewis, Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw legal services

Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Smarter Law

1 CPD units

Member $70.00
Non-Member $100.00

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Family law fundamentals - live online workshop

11 May 2021 & 18 May 2021

6.5 CPD Units   Online    
9:00 AM  12:30 PM
Practice management
Professional skills
substantive law
Online

Note: In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Family Law Fundamentals course entirely online. The course will run over 2 x ½ days with some extra-curricular work and will include a combination of webinars, videos, readings and online activities. The online portal will open on 4 May 2021.

 This course is designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding and overview of family law. This is an interactive course that explores the fundamental principles of family law and the administrative procedures and forms involved in conducting a family law matter. The course is suitable for solicitors with little to no experience in this area.

Topics covered include:

  • Functions of the court
  • Divorce
  • Alteration of Property Interests
  • Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Parenting Matters
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Conducting a Family Law Case
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Courts Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios

Fiona Kirkman, Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Principal of Kirkman Family Law (also Co-Founder and CEO of Family Property & LawSwitch) 

6.5 CPD units

Non-Member $945.00
Member $660.00

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Family law fundamentals - live online workshop

7 October 2021 & 14 October 2021

6.5 CPD Units   Online    
9:00 AM  12:30 PM
professional skills
practice management
substantive law
Online

Note: In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Family Law Fundamentals course entirely online. The course will run over 2 x ½ days with some extra-curricular work and will include a combination of webinars, videos, readings and online activities. The online portal will open on 4 May 2021.

 This course is designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding and overview of family law. This is an interactive course that explores the fundamental principles of family law and the administrative procedures and forms involved in conducting a family law matter. The course is suitable for solicitors with little to no experience in this area.

Topics covered include:

  • Functions of the court
  • Divorce
  • Alteration of Property Interests
  • Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Parenting Matters
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Conducting a Family Law Case
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Courts Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios

Fiona Kirkman, Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Principal of Kirkman Family Law (also Co-Founder and CEO of Family Property & LawSwitch) 

6.5 CPD units

Non-Member $945.00
Member $660.00

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Government solicitors - Executive federalism

0.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Government Solicitors week 2020

This presentation considers the current state of executive federalism in Australia in the context of the development and continuation of the National Cabinet comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers. The National Cabinet has generally been viewed as a success in coordinating and guiding governmental responses to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will look at the reasons for this outcome, including by considering past intergovernmental governance models, and identify the issues relevant to the National Cabinet continuing to provide a successful mechanism for facilitating a functioning executive federalism.

Proudly sponsored by 

Holding Redlich

Recorded on 07 September 2020
Michael Kingston, Australian Government Solicitor, Attorney-General's Department

0.5 CPD units

Member $60.00
Non-Member $95.00

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Government Solicitors - Law-Making During COVID-19: The Impact on the Medicare System

1.5 CPD Units Videocast    

Substantive
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Government Solicitors week 2020

During this panel session our expert panellists discuss the ways that rapid legislative changes to billing practices in response to COVID-19 impacted medical practice and consequently patients. Hear from our panellists as they explore the constitutional issues relating to this legislation, deep dive into examples of practical changes to medical services delivery, and explore the government’s current approaches to upholding the integrity of the Medicare scheme through medical practitioner billing compliance initiatives.

Proudly sponsored by 
Holding Redlich

Recorded on 07 September 2020

Moderator: Karen Keogh, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Margaret Faux, Founder & CEO, Synapse Medical Services

Bruce Topperwien, Executive Officer & General Counsel, Professional Services Review Agency

Dr Jamie OrchardGeneral Counsel, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

1.5 CPD units

Member $105.00
Non-Member $150.00

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Implications of the new signing and witnessing provisions – recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast    
practice management
substantive law
Online

The new Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 is now in effect and makes key changes to the legal requirements around the signing and witnessing of estate planning documents, in response to physical distancing measures. 

This videocast, led by a panel of estate planning experts, will examine both the theoretical and practical applications of the new legal requirements as they apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Recorded on 07 May 2020
Adeline Schiralli, Consulting Principal, KeyPoint Law
Anthea McIntyre, Legal Practitioner Director, McIntyre Legal Pty Ltd 
Darryl Browne, Accredited Specialist - Wills and Estates Law and Principal, Browne Linkenbagh legal services
Lauren Absalom, Associate, Rydge Evans Lawyers
Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover
Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

1.5 CPD units

Member $85.00
Non-Member $120.00

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Insolvency law in a COVID-19 world

1 CPD Unit pre-recorded webinar    
substantive law
Online

In this webinar, experienced insolvency expert Ben Sewell will discuss how COVID-19 has affected corporate insolvency law and what legal practitioners can do right now for clients at risk of insolvency.

Recorded on 28 May 2020
Ben Sewell, Principal, Sewell & Kettle

1 CPD units

Member $70.00
Non-Member $100.00

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Personal Injury - Workers compensation developments in response to COVID-19

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of the New South Wales workers compensation system since the 1st public health order in March 2020.

The pandemic has provided an opportunity for innovative and responsive changes to lessen or ameliorate the impact of the pandemic on injured workers, insurers and employers.  

This session will discuss changes or developments in the regulatory environment, legislation and practice in response to COVID-19 and will consider ‘what next’.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 25 November 2020
Roshana May, Director, Independent Legal Assistance & Review Service (ILARS)

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Property and Business Law - Recent amendments to Revenue Law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

This session will examine recent legislative changes and administrative practices, including COVID-19 related measures, and cases affecting NSW stamp duty and land tax, including:

  • important changes affecting discretionary trusts and foreign duty and land tax surcharges
  • new revenue ruling on deceased estates
  • COVID-19 duty and land tax relief measures
  • recent cases on duty and land tax
  • administrative practices affecting common property transactions
Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 24 November 2020
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Property and Business Law - Update on electronic contracting including electronic execution

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

This presentation will include a review of the various ways in which the law has changed to allow the formation, signing and witnessing of documents (including deeds) without the traditional ‘wet ink on paper’ being required. The changes have been felt in nearly all aspects of legal practice and have in some instances increased the time burden on solicitors.

We will look at the Electronic Transactions Acts (Commonwealth and NSW), the Electronic Conveyancing legislation, the 2018 amendments to the Conveyancing Act, the practices of various government departments or instrumentalities such as ASIC and some more recent developments implemented as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The latter changes are expressed to be temporary but there is a question whether it is helpful for these changes to automatically terminate when the government decides that the pandemic has passed in circumstances where for many the way in which we practice has and will remain irrevocably changed by the pandemic. 


Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 24 November 2020
Michelle McCartney*, Solicitor/Director, McCartney Young Lawyers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Rural Issues - Case study: how family law courts have adapted to COVID-19

 1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

This pre-recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Rural Issues Day 2020

Registrar Brett McGrath discusses the impact of the pandemic on judicial process and the way that family law practitioners and judicial officers have adapted to meet these challenges. 

Recorded on 23 October 2020
Brett McGrath, Registrar, Family Court & Federal Circuit Court

0.75 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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