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Planning & Environment Updates & Insights

Planning & Environment Updates & Insights

Date & TimeTuesday 03 March 2020 9.30am–12.45pm
Format Seminar
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional 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
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In addition to equipping you with crucial guidance on VCAT’s newly standalone Planning & Environment List, this seminar provides first-hand advice on how to best balance the competing propositions of heritage protection and planning and development progression. You also have an opportunity to work with peers to unpack and solve ethical quandaries in ways that can be taken back and applied in your own practice to the benefit of your clients.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Planning & Environment Updates & Insights - Tuesday 03 Mar
    • 9:00 AM Registration
    • 9:00 AM Opening & Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Keynote Address – Senior Member Carol Daicic, Deputy Head of the Planning and Environment List, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

      As Deputy Head of VCAT’s newly stand-alone Planning and Environment List, Senior Member Carol Daicic is an instrumental steward of this important initiative to optimise service provision and matter outcomes for these specialised areas of practice.

      Ms Daicic will address the following topics:

      • The drivers that precipitated the Tribunal’s separation of the Planning and Environment List from the Administrative Law Lists
      • The perceived benefits to the Tribunal, the legal profession, and members of the public appearing in this List
      • Key reforms and initiatives of the List including its specialist registry and digital case management pilot programs (I note that I have structured this third topic from information included in Justice Quigley’s presentation to the LIV’s Property & Environmental Law Section committees in August of this year – if you could confirm whether you could cover these matters that would be terrific)
      • Important procedural considerations for practitioners appearing in this List

      Presenter: Senior Member Carol Daicic, Deputy Head of the Planning and Environment List, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

      Compliance Area: Professional Skills

    • 10:05 AM Heritage Conservation

      Presenter: Christopher Wren QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 11:05 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:15 AM Ethical Predicaments in Planning & Environment Law: Thinking outside of black letter law

      Legal practitioners are well acquainted with the grey areas that can appear when acting for clients, where real life intersects with the letter and spirit of the law.
      Such grey areas are challenging to navigate due to the plethora of compounding factors, and this is rarely more true than in the environment and planning context - the number of affected parties, the competing needs and interests, and the political nature of the topics, compound to make legal questions into a mire of uncertainty and conflict.

      In this thought-provoking workshop style session, you will be provided with legal scenarios relating to environment and planning law with ethical implications to them that a strict compliance with the law/normal professional conduct may not account for. You will work in groups to choose between a variety of decision-making frameworks, immersing yourself in a facilitated critical analysis process to tackle these multi-faceted situations, and obtaining key takeaways to bring back to your practice and your own client interactions.

      Presenter: Gordon Young, Principal, Ethilogical Consulting

      Compliance Area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    • 12:45 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.

    The interplay of infrastructure, development and environmental consciousness and sustainability makes planning, local government and environmental law some of the most dynamic areas of practice.

    In addition to equipping you with crucial guidance on VCAT’s newly standalone Planning & Environment List, this seminar provides first-hand advice on how to best balance the competing propositions of heritage protection and planning and development progression. You also have an opportunity to work with peers to unpack and solve ethical quandaries in ways that can be taken back and applied in your own practice to the benefit of your clients.

    Topics covered include:

    • An overview of the changes to and future aims of VCAT’s new standalone Planning & Environmental List
    • A scenario-based workshop considering planning & environment law ethical predicaments
    • A consideration of the competing propositions of heritage protection and developmental progression
  • Presenters


    Senior Member Carol Daicic, Deputy Head of the Planning and Environment List, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    Christopher Wren QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Gordon Young, Principal, Ethilogical Consulting

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