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Commercial Litigation Symposium

Commercial Litigation Symposium

Date & TimeMonday 16 March 2020 10.30am–3.15pm
Format Symposium





CPD Units 4
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Exclusive LIV Member Offer: Early Bird Discount
Book online by February 12 and receive 20% off the member price*

Is your commercial litigation practice prepared for the year ahead? This practical symposium offers you the knowledge and strategies to hit the ground running, while earning CPD points in Substantive Law, Practice Management & Business Skills and Ethics & Professional Responsibility. Discover the key updates in commercial litigation you need to know, learn practical strategies to help maximise your clients’ costs recovery, workshop how to avoid common ethical dilemmas and more.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Commercial Litigation Symposium - Monday 16 Mar
    • 10:00 AM Registration
      Coffee and tea upon arrival.
    • 10:30 AM Opening & Welcome
    • 10:35 AM Essential Commercial Litigation Update

      With the sheer volume of commercial law matters being heard before courts and tribunals on a daily basis, as well as legislative developments, staying on top of the changes relevant to your practice can be hard work. Add that to conflicting case authorities and before you know it, half a billable day disappears in legal research.

      This practical session will save you time and effort by covering the most recent developments in commercial litigation, their significance for your clients and your practice, and offer tips that you can take back to the businesses you advise.

      Presenter: TBC

    • 11:40 AM Breach of Director’s Duties & Shareholder Oppression Actions

      Presenter: Nunzio Lucarelli QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    • 12:40 PM Lunch
    • 1:10 PM Costs Roundtable: Avoiding common issues in costs recovery

      Join a panel of recognised costs experts in this interactive session to discuss common issues that they see arise in their day-to-day practice which impact costs recovery, and receive expert advice on how to avoid them.

      This session will incorporate a Q & A component where you will have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions about these issues and discuss your experiences.

      Panellists: TBC

    • 2:10 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:20 PM Ethics & Evidence

      The LIV’s Special Counsel Ethics will facilitate a highly interactive workshop discussion with symposium attendees addressing a selection of challenging ethical issues regarding the use of evidence which can arise in daily litigation practice.

      Topics for discussion will include ethical issues arising in the areas of:

      • Discovery
      • Witness preparation
      • Dealing with unrepresented litigants

      Presenter: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

      Compliance Area: Ethics & Professional Responsiblity

    • 3:20 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    *Exempt from the Early Bird offer are CLC, YL and Accredited Specialist members. The registration fee for these membership categories is $270.

    Are you prepared for commercial litigation practice in 2020? This practical symposium will arm you with the knowledge and strategies to hit the ground running, while earning your CPD units in Substantive law, Practice Management and Ethics. Discover the key updates in Commercial Litigation you need to know about, learn practical strategies to help maximise your clients’ costs recovery, consider common ethical dilemmas and how to avoid them and more.  You will also have the opportunity to share knowledge with peers and ask questions of our expert speakers.

    Topics covered include:

    • Recent developments in commercial litigation
    • Breach of director’s duties and shareholder oppression actions
    • Costs roundtable: avoiding common issues in costs recovery
    • Ethics and evidence
  • Presenters

    Nunzio Lucarelli QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Feb-March 2020 CPD Program

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    Click here to learn more about our 2020 CPD program.

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