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Commercial Litigation Masterclass

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Commercial Litigation Masterclass

Date & TimeTBC
Format Conference, Masterclass, Webcast
Price

Member

$630.00

Non-Member

$750.00

CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

This full-day masterclass will provide essential updates and valuable insights on recent case law, equipping you with a toolkit of knowledge and skills to immediately benefit your daily practice.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Commercial Litigation Masterclass - Wednesday 06 Mar
    • 8:30 AM Registration
    • 8:55 AM Opening and Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Commercial Litigation: Key case update

      In this session, a commercial litigation expert will address recent case law and discuss legislative updates across commercial litigation.

      Topics will include:

      • When an estate agent is entitled to recover and retain sales commission in Victoria. Legislative amendments to section 49A of the Estate Agents Act 1980 in the wake of Advisory Services Pty Ltd v Augustin [2018] VSCA 95
      • Equitable estoppel and the ‘minimum equity’ in cases where the expectation encouraged is the acquisition of an interest in real property: the position in Victoria following Donis v Donis [2007] VSCA 89

      Speaker: Mark Ravech, Victorian Bar

    • 10:00 AM Morning Tea
    • 10:30 AM Royal Commissions: Preparation and Expectations

      With landmark Royal Commissions underway and others to begin soon, it is critical that litigators are aware of what is expected from practitioners while engaged with these important, complex proceedings.

      Speaker: Jack Rush QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    • 11:30 AM Effective Costs Management for Class Action and Litigation Lawyers

      The recovery of legal costs in class actions is dependent on the quality of the Plaintiff firm's time recording system and detailed breakdown of other fees by counsel and experts. In class actions, lawyers rely on their own expert costs reports, and/or Courts are now appointing costs experts as special referees. Costs expert reports can be also useful in other large litigation matters. One of Australia’s leading costs experts in the field of class actions will assist you in improving your costs management acumen.

      Topics will include:

      • Best practice for WIP and file management 
      • Expert costs reports
      • Lump/Gross sum costs applications in other matters 

      Speaker: Cate Dealehr, Accredited Costs Law Specialist, Australian Legal Costing Group

    • 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
    • 1:30 PM Ethical Considerations for Commercial Litigation Lawyers

      Using de-identified real-life scenarios, the LIV’s Ethics and Practice Support manager will facilitate an interactive discussion of ethical dilemmas and solutions highly pertinent to commercial litigation lawyers.

      Speaker: Mette Aiken-Petersen, Manager Ethics and Practice Support, Law Institute of Victoria

    • 2:30 PM Cyber Security and the Impact of Technological Change for Firms Large and Small and Everything In Between

      As technology continues to radically transform the legal sector, it’s important to be aware of what your firm should be doing to harness the potential of emerging technologies to benefit your clients and your practice. Gain an understanding of the solutions that will prepare any practice, however large its footprint, to use technology to its greatest advantage.

      Topics will include:

      • Cyber Security – what is it and what should you do
          • An overview of the threat landscape – who is out to get you
          • Some simple measures to strengthen your firm and personal data security
          • What happens when it all goes wrong
      • Relationship to eDiscovery
      • Defensible disposal of data and why it matters


      Presenters:

      Maureen Duffy, LTS State Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
      Phillip Magness, National Forensic Technology Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM In Court Technology and Electronic Lodgement in Victorian Courts

      The conclusion to this engaging masterclass features major proponents discussing the use of technology within the County and Supreme Court jurisdictions, and how it has changed the face of trial litigation in Victoria.

      Panel members:

      HHJ Woodward, County Court of Victoria
      The Honourable Justice Dixon, Supreme Court of Victoria
      Stephen Grech, Lean Director, Doing Better Business

    • 5:00 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    This full-day masterclass will provide essential updates and valuable insights on recent case law, equipping you with a toolkit of knowledge and skills to immediately benefit your daily practice.

    Main topics:

    • Preparation for and expectations of Royal Commissions
    • Technological advancements in litigation practice
    • Recent litigation case law
    • Effective costs management for class action and litigation lawyers
    • Panel discussion on electronic lodgement and use of in court technology in Victorian courts
    • Ethical issues common to commercial litigators

     

  • Presenters

    Mark Ravech, Victorian Bar

    Jack Rush QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Cate Dealehr, Accredited Costs Law Specialist, Australian Legal Costing Group

    Mette Aiken-Petersen, Manager Ethics and Practice Support, Law Institute of Victoria

    Maureen Duffy, LTS State Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    Phillip Magness, National Forensic Technology Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    HHJ Woodward, County Court of Victoria

    The Honourable Justice Dixon, Supreme Court of Victoria

    Stephen Grech, Lean Director, Doing Better Business

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Strengthen your ability to appropriately advise clients when responding to or initiating class action proceedings
    • Update your knowledge of procedural developments and the latest case law
    • Enhance your firm’s operations with the latest practice management advancements