Continuing Professional Development – CPD SEMINARS

    • 13 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    Speaker: Quintin Rares, Barrister 7th Floor Wentworth Selborne

    • 20 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the topic:  Our guest speaker will discuss ongoing developments regarding sexual harassment in the legal profession and key recommendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into the Use of Informers to Police.

    Speaker:  John McKenzie, NSW Legal Services Commissioner

    • 27 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    Speaker:  Mario Licha, Barrister 

    • 03 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the webinar: Common law courts treat online contracts and click signatures as if they are paper contracts and pen signatures, and hold parties to click-signed online terms regardless of whether they have read them or not. But equating a mouse click to a pen signature does not take account of the virtual reality that there is no physical limit to online standard form terms, the terms are presented by a machine making negotiation impossible, and the terms may be accompanied by a riot of interactive sounds, colours and pop-ups distracting consumers from reading them. Courts have vitiated online consumer contracts for fraud or misrepresentation, but they have been slow to vitiate online contracts for equitable fraud, such as unconscionability. This presentation suggests that a court in equity may be persuaded that, where the lack of physical limits to the number of terms, the non-negotiable nature of machines and the distractions of sounds, colours, and pop ups are known to an online vendor and exploited by it, a consumer’s assent to the terms may be vitiated for unconscionability

    Speaker:  Dr Simon Blount, Barrister State Chambers

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the webinar: The seminar will address the development of the principle of legal reasonableness as a matter of statutory implication. The seminar will consider the application of the principle as a ground to review administrative decisions of primary decision makers and review tribunals. The difference in application of the principle to discretions, and to findings of jurisdictional fact and subjective jurisdictional fact will be evaluated.

    Speaker:  David Godwin, Barrister Queens Square Chambers

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the webinar: In this webinar our guest speaker will provide a practical guide for practitioners to an actionable defamation by considering what a plaintiff needs to establish and any defences that a defendant might rely on.

    Speaker:  Parisa Hart , Barrister Selborne Chambers

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the webinar: In this webinar our guest speaker will discuss the obligations of principals in succession planning to begin with as a way of leading into the sole principal being exposed if something happened to them.

    Speaker:  Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, Professional Support Unit, TheLaw Society Of NSW

    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    About the webinar: The importance of getting clear and concise instructions from a client cannot be underestimated and doing so remotely is an added complexity that comes with some risk.

    Drawing on personal experience and court cases Noric Dilanchian presents solutions for teleconferencing, electronic communications and remote working. The solutions include checking ID, using contacts databases and template forms, and cybersecurity hints.

    Speaker:  Noric Dilanchian, Principal Lawyer Autonomy First Lawyers


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