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Modern Estate Planning

Modern Estate Planning

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-06-2017 Last Day: 09-06-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-05-2017
Attend and earn 4 CPD points in Competency Area 4: Substantive Law "There is no such thing as a one-issue-client." What may seem like a straightforward estate planning matter can quickly spiral into complexity. You must be prepared to manage issues involving stepchildren, gifts and loans from parents, and business considerations, all of which can easily muddy the waters. And if you're not up to date on blockchain assets and superannuation changes, it could prove costly for both you and your client. Master all this and more in one info-packed morning. Chair: Sally Bruce, Special Counsel, Jackson McDonald Definition of…
Complex Estate Disputes and Conflicts

Complex Estate Disputes and Conflicts

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-06-2017 Last Day: 09-06-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-05-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD points in Competency Area 4: Substantive Law A complex estate dispute can involve everything from challenging conflicts involving foreign jurisdictions, assets and beneficiaries to sensitive disputes related to the elderly to messy family provision claims. Ensure you're up to date on how it all fits together so you're prepared for even the most challenging disputes and conflicts that a client brings your way. Chair: David Fleming, Director, HFM Legal Conflicts and Disputes Arising from Foreign Jurisdictional Issues Identifying foreign jurisdictional considerations Resolving jurisdictional issues Consequences and conflicts for testators owning overseas assets and beneficiaries receiving…
Women in Law Forum: Leadership and Advancement

Women in Law Forum: Leadership and Advancement

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-06-2017 Last Day: 09-06-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD points including: 1 point in Competency Area 1: Practice Management 1 point in Competency Area 2: Professional Skills 1 point in Competency Area 3: Ethics & Professional Responsibility "If trailblazing were easy the road would be paved." Share an afternoon with some of Perth's most inspiring women talking leadership, communication skills and rising to the top. Chair: Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM, former Attorney-General, Family and Services Minister and Environment Minister; Chairman of the Board, Vimy Resources Limited Ethics & Professional Responsibility Countering Unconscious Gender Bias Institutional unconscious bias towards women is prevalent in the legal…
Duty, Bias and Delegations in Decision Making

Duty, Bias and Delegations in Decision Making

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-06-2017 Last Day: 09-06-2017
There’s no way around it: government officers and lawyers making and writing decisions have to keep up to date and stay on top of their game if they want to make rock solid decisions that will stand up to even the highest levels of scrutiny. Understand how to make concrete, defensible decisions that avoid unconscious bias all while upholding your duty of care. Take theory into practise by attending this practical seminar filled with real world lessons and examples. Chair: Eric Lumsden, Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission How to Avoid your Decision Being Successfully Challenged • The foundations: legally defensible…
2nd Annual Credit Law Symposium

2nd Annual Credit Law Symposium

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-06-2017
The 2nd Annual Credit Law Symposium brings together the leaders, movers and shakers in credit, banking, finance and fintech. The aim? To discuss the current state or play and future of credit and lending - all in one day and in a convenient Sydney location. More practical real life examples and we've kept all the best bits from 2016. The streams are flexible so choose the session or program that suits you. Session 1: Regulatory Updates Chair: The Australian Retail Credit Association Regulatory Issues: An ASIC Perspective Presented by Kevin Foo, Senior Manager - Deposit Takers, Credit & Insurers, Australian…
Franchising: Regulatory Developments and Enforcement Disputes

Franchising: Regulatory Developments and Enforcement Disputes

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-06-2017
Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Legal Knowledge Legislative developments, debates and disputes are having a significant impact on the franchising sector. Analyse new legislation and recent regulatory developments; dissect the current debate regarding industry standards and developments, and explore common areas of disputes. Chair: Elizabeth Gore-Jones, Principal, The Franchise & Business Lawyers; Committee Member, Law Society Franchise Specialist Committee NEW LEGISLATION: Franchisor Liability for Franchisee Workplace Contravention: The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Consider the impact of this proposed legislation on franchisors and franchisees and review potential areas for workplace breaches. Presented by Heinz Lepahe,…
Conveyancing: Approvals, Auctions and Audits

Conveyancing: Approvals, Auctions and Audits

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-06-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Legal Knowledge Conveyancing can be straightforward, but when things go awry you have to be fully prepared to set things right or face the consequences. Delve into some of the challenging and extraordinary circumstances that don't arise with every conveyancing matter, but that can cause serious damage to your clients and your practice when they do erupt. Chair: Tim O' Dwyer, Consultant, Mitchells Solicitors All About Real Estate Auctions - Advising clients about auctions - Why you might offer to be with your seller clients on auction day - Escaping an auction contract…
Running a Civil Claim for Institutional Abuse Matter

Running a Civil Claim for Institutional Abuse Matter

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-06-2017
Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Legal Knowledge Now that time limits on child sexual abuse civil actions have been removed in Queensland, it's critical that practitioners have a firm grasp on the new practical issues that have arisen related to mandatory reporting, locating records, liability, economic loss and more. Chair: Yvette McLaughlin, Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law Mandatory Reporting Requirements - History of mandatory reporting rules - Current mandatory reporting rules in QLD - How mandatory reporting rules are applicable to civil claims - Future developments: calls to expand 'mandatory reporters' Presented by…
Women in Law: Influence and Advancement

Women in Law: Influence and Advancement

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-06-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD units including: 1 unit in Practical Legal Ethics 1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills 1 unit in Professional Skills "If trailblazing were easy the road would be paved." Share an afternoon with some of Queensland's most inspiring women talking leadership, communication skills and rising to the top. Practical Legal Ethics Countering Unconscious Gender Bias Institutional unconscious bias towards women is prevalent in the legal profession. When confronted with individual instances of unconscious bias, for example with a client or in the workplace, how can we react constructively? Moderated by Her Honour Magistrate Previtera,…
Industrial Relations Since Aurizon: Where to From Here?

Industrial Relations Since Aurizon: Where to From Here?

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017
Come and hear from the bench of the Fair Work Commission and the WA Industrial Relations Commission. Understand the implications and practical impacts of the Aurizon decision on collective bargaining and review procedural traps and the latest statutory developments impacting your practice. Chair: The Honourable Jennifer Smith, Acting President, Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission Keynote Address Interest Based Bargaining Presented by Deputy President Geoff Bull, Fair Work Commission Enterprise Agreement Changes Update The Enterprise Agreement Approval Process: A Recent Change of Emphasis This presentation will address some of the key legislative requirements and how the Fair Work Commissions application of…
Critical Contract Clauses: Avoiding Risk

Critical Contract Clauses: Avoiding Risk

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017
Examine some of the most important risk related clauses that can make or break your contracts. Gain updates on the latest developments in contract law in key areas that impact risk in commercial transactions, including competition and consumer law, IP issues, insurance and indemnities and insolvency, all while considering example clauses that can reduce risk in your contracts. Chair: Craig Hollett, Director, Solomon Hollett Lawyers New Legislation 2.00pm to 2.45pm Competition and Consumer Law and Unfair Contracts: Complying with the Changes • Analysis of significant changes to the Australian law • Impact of the changes so far • Complying and…
Workers’ Compensation: Assessments, Elections and Updates

Workers’ Compensation: Assessments, Elections and Updates

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017
Your comprehensive toolkit for a well-rounded workers’ compensation practice ready and waiting for you. The latest updates. The technical practice and procedure. The medical perspective from a renowned occupational physician. You can’t miss program. Chair: Stephen Williams, Partner, Insurance & Risk, Employment & Workplace Safety, Kott Gunning How to Get the Most for Your Client: Assessment of the Workers’ Weekly Compensation Rate • Earnings considered • Award workers • Part-time workers • Concurrent contracts Presented by Neil Morrissey, Barrister, Albert Wolff Chambers and Luke Westell, Technical Service Officer, WA WC Active Claims, QBE Australia Medical Perspective Competency Area 2: Professional…
CPD Core Competency Areas for Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

CPD Core Competency Areas for Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-07-2017 Last Day: 09-07-2017
Get your core competency points out of the way early whilst attending a practical seminar that specifically focuses on issues and insights that are key to a successful workers’ compensation practice. Sidestep the traps that can trip you up, ensure you’re on top of costs considerations and escape potentially disastrous errors and conflicts of interests. Chair: Marco Tedeschi, Barrister Francis Burt Chambers Competency Area 1: Practice Management Managing Client’s and Workers’ Expectations on Costs Including New Costs Determination • New costs determination for Workers' Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration • Managing a client’s costs expectations • Insights on best practice Presented…
Gas / LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation - Port of Spain

Gas / LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation - Port of Spain

Location: , Trinidad and Tobago
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-11-2017 Last Day: 09-15-2017
“A comprehensive all-in-one course addressing all key elements for successful gas & LNG business strategies” Event: Gas / LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation Website: http://www.infocusinternational.com/gascontracts Dates & Locations: 14 – 18 May 2017, Dubai 21 – 25 August 2017, Johannesburg 11 – 15 September 2017, Port of Spain 20 – 24 November 2017, Singapore Overview Due to the complex geopolitical nature of gas/LNG sourcing and long term nature of gas transactions between buyers and sellers, it is commercially prudent for those involved in this process to know the global gas/LNG supply situation, available methodologies for price determination, contract structure…
Power Purchase Agreement - Johannesburg

Power Purchase Agreement - Johannesburg

Location: , South Africa
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-15-2017
“Structuring Successful Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Managing Competitive Electricity Markets & Attracting Merchant Power Investments” Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) http://www.infocusinternational.com/ppa Dates & Locations: 6 – 9 February 2017, Dubai 24 – 27 July 2017, Kuala Lumpur 12 – 15 September 2017, Johannesburg 7 – 10 November 2017, Singapore Overview There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in Emerging Market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources.…
Rise of the Drones: Liability for Government and Busines

Rise of the Drones: Liability for Government and Busines

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-12-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-11-2017
Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Substantive Law The global market for commercial drones is estimated to grow to $127 billion by 2020, bringing with it significant implications for private and government entities. The rapidly growing market is being matched by a quickly evolving legal landscape. Get the latest on drone law directly from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and leading lawyers in the area so you can remain at the cutting edge of this increasingly important area. Chair: Joe Urli, President, Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc and Director, Flight Operations, Airobotics INSIGHTS FROM THE AUTHORITY: Regulatory Formality for…
Contract Drafting: Eliminating Mistakes and Managing Risk

Contract Drafting: Eliminating Mistakes and Managing Risk

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-12-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-11-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin Proper planning prevents poor performance, or in the case of a poorly drafted contract, the likelihood of costly litigation. Clear and precise drafting brings clarity to the terms of the agreement and avoids ambiguity. Participate in this practical seminar to gain the knowledge and skills to draft clearly and precisely, avoid ambiguity and mitigate risks. Chair: Gregory Martin, Partner, Martin Bullock Lawyers Contract Formation: Letters of Intent, Heads of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding - Preliminary agreements - Elements required…
Estate Planning Challenges and Conflicts

Estate Planning Challenges and Conflicts

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-12-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-11-2017
Attend the full day and earn 7 CPD units in Substantive Law "There is no such thing as a one-issue-client." A complex estate planning matter can involve everything from prickly trustee issues to blended family and stepchildren disputes to convoluted foreign asset and superannuation conundrums. Ensure you're up to date on how it all fits together so you're prepared for even the most challenging estate planning matter. Session 1: Modern Estate Planning Chair: Michaela Money, Principal/Director, MJM Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Integrating Superannuation into Estate Planning - Identifying beneficiaries and receiving superannuation tax effectively - Terms of…
Competition and Consumer Law: A Brave New World

Competition and Consumer Law: A Brave New World

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-12-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-11-2017
Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law Australia's biggest shakeup in competition and consumer law in decades will have a profound and immediate impact. Get up to speed in one afternoon with 4 concise, practical sessions from leading experts in the field who will break down the most important parts of the reforms. Chair: David Brewster, Legal Director, Coles Misuse of Market Power: Section 46 - Losing the connection between market power and conduct - Uncertainties around the application of the 'effects' test - ACCC enforcement and priorities Presented by Lisa Huett, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons; Best…
Residential Property Transactions: Tax, Owners Corporations and Updates

Residential Property Transactions: Tax, Owners Corporations and Updates

Location: , Australia
Category: Law
Start Date: 09-12-2017 Last Day: 09-12-2017 Deadline for abstracts: 09-11-2017
Attend and earn 4 CPD units including: 3 units in Substantive Law 1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills With the new tax regime coming to place in July 2017 this is the perfect opportunity to get a better understanding of the new tax requirements, prepare for tricky owners corporation issues, pick up some valuable tips to prepare your practice for the inevitable arrival of online settlements and catch up on the latest cases. Chair: Anne Marie Gasbarro, Partner, McKean Park NEW TAX LAW CHANGES: Residential Property Transactions and Transfer Duty Changes after July 2017 - Changes in capital…

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