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Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference

Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference

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CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded 19 February 2021 | Approx Runtime: 6 hours

Within the background of change brought about by the pandemic and recent regulatory and case updates, it is vital to keep your finger on the pulse of key issues and developments.

The 2021 National Costs Law Conference takes a landscape view of topical costing issues and features an impressive line-up of speakers from around Australia and the UK including a special keynote address by the Right Honourable Sir Rupert Jackson (retired Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales) and Master Jennifer James (Costs Judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom).

This video bundle includes recordings of seven key sessions:  

  1. Video 1: Keynote Address – Costs Law Practice in the UK – Lessons for Australia (Run time 01:13:11)
  2. Video 2: Applications to the Appeal Costs Board (Run time 43:06)
  3. Video 3: What’s New in Legal Costing – The Aftermath of Bell v Pentelow (Run time 28:09)
  4. Video 4: Mind Over Matter (Run time 45:45)
  5. Video 5: Unpacking the ‘Broad Brush Approach’ (Run time 46:53)
  6. Video 6: Costing Through a Pandemic & Beyond (Run time 54:44)
  7. Video 7: Ethics in Practice (Run time 57:35)

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Further Details

  • Further Details

    Video 1: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Keynote Address – Costs Law Practice in the UK – Lessons for Australia

    Providing a perspective on costs law practice in the UK, this year’s keynote address features the Right Honourable Sir Rupert Jackson, retired Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and author of the Jackson Reforms to costs law in the UK, and Master Jennifer James, Costs Judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

    Our esteemed presenters provide valuable insights to inform your costs law practice in 2021 and cover the following topics:

    • How the reforms brought about by the Jackson review have been implemented
    • Issues that have emerged from their implementation: what amendments have been required and what does this mean for Australia’s gradual implementation of budgets and gross-sum costs quantification
    • Assessing proportionality and its role in quantifying costs
    • Attitudes towards contingency fees in the UK
    • Run time: 01:13:11
    • Compliance: SL
     

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    Video 2: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Applications to the Appeal Costs Board

    This video delivers practical advice on preparing applications to the Appeal Costs Board by reference to the different circumstances in civil and criminal matters where an indemnity certificate is granted.

    The video also provides insights into navigating the online application tool, timeframes, maximum costs payable and, importantly, the role of the board when it requires costs claimed by way of an application to the Appeal Costs Board to be taxed.

    • Run time: 43:06
    • Compliance: SL
     

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    Video 3: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – What’s New in Legal Costing – The Aftermath of Bell v Pentelow

    With the sheer volume of matters being heard before courts and tribunals on a daily basis, staying on top of case law developments relevant to your practice can be hard work.

    This video will save you time and effort by reviewing recent cases and trends in costs with a particular focus on the consequences of the decision in Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow [2019] HCA 2, as well as where jurisprudence in this area is headed and the practical ramifications for costs lawyers.

    The video also reviews other key case updates and developments of note and offer tips that you can take back to the businesses you advise.

    • Run time: 28:09
    • Compliance: SL
     

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    Video 4: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Mind Over Matter

    Reflecting on the realities of how life has changed over the past year and as we emerge into a world beyond the pandemic, this insightful video focuses on practical strategies you can employ to build resilience and manage your wellbeing.

    • Run time: 45:45
    • Compliance: PS/PM
     

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    Video 5: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Unpacking the ‘Broad Brush Approach’

    Delving into the nuances of lump sum cost orders and what a "broad brush approach" looks like in the context of these orders, the panel discussion covers topics including:

    • The meaning of a "broad brush approach"
    • How this approach is applied across jurisdictions and the differences across the states
    • When to take this approach and what considerations to bear in mind
     

    This video will enhance your understanding of the unique considerations that arise in these matters across jurisdictions and provide tips to improve your practice when dealing with these matters.

    • Run time: 46:53
    • Compliance: SL
     

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    Video 6: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Costing Through a Pandemic & Beyond

    This thought-provoking video explores the costing implications arising from remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Highlighting key lessons to be learned and risk areas to be aware of, this video considers a range of topics including:

    • Allowances on taxation and assessment for increased costs arising from COVID-19
    • The future of virtual taxations and assessments
    • Assessments when working from an electronic file only while the paper file is not accessible and the disclaimer that is required relating to the difficulties associated with the assessment
    • Run time: 54:44
    • Compliance: SL
     

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    Video 7: LIV CPD 2021 – National Costs Law Conference – Ethics in Practice

    This video addresses a selection of challenging ethical issues that can arise in daily legal practice in the context of costing work.

    Topics for discussion includes a solicitor’s duty to the court and administration of justice, confidentiality, privilege, conflict of interest and inadvertent disclosure.

    • Run time: 57:35
    • Compliance: EP
     

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  • Presenters

    Keynote Speaker 1: The Right Honourable Sir Rupert Jackson, retired Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

    Sir Rupert Jackson practised as a barrister from 1973 to 1998. After serving as a judge for some twenty years, he rejoined Chambers as an arbitrator in March 2018. Since then he has sat on numerous international arbitration tribunals, either as chairman or wingman.

    Sir Rupert has expertise in construction law, professional negligence, insurance and general commercial work. He also undertakes domestic adjudications and is a CEDR accredited mediator.

    Keynote Speaker 2: Master Jennifer James, Costs Judge, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

    Costs Judge James studied law at Lancaster University (LLB (Hons)) and criminology at Edinburgh University (LLM) before training with a small niche practice in Cheshire and being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in September 1992. She practised costs law throughout her career, initially with a PI/clinical negligence firm in Cheshire where she was involved in cases including the Myodil, Opren and Human Insulin pharmaceutical product liability multi-party actions, claims for compensation arising out of Beverley Allitt's criminal activities on Ward 4 at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, and the first round of compensation claims arising out of the tragedy at Hillsborough.

    Moving to London in 1996, Costs Judge James ran the Costs Department for a Central London firm where she was involved in R (Factortame Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport, Railtrack, Gruppo Torras SA v Al-Sabah and Vernon v Bosley. She was appointed as a deputy master in 2003, and in September 2015 became the first ever full-time female costs judge/taxing master sitting in the SCCO. She is now also a costs officer sitting as required in the Supreme Court.

    Video 2 – Speaker: Jill Grace, member of the Victorian Appeal Costs Board

    Jill Grace practised as a solicitor in civil litigation before concentrating on legal costs and setting up Grace Costs Consultants in 1980. The firm practises in all areas of legal costs and taxations of costs. In 2011 Jill was appointed as a member of the Appeal Costs Board and has continued in that role ever since

    Video 3 – Speaker: Michelle Castle, Barrister, New South Wales Bar

    Michelle Castle is a leading barrister in costs law and practice in NSW, practising in all state and federal jurisdictions. Michelle was junior counsel for the appellant in Bell Lawyers in the High Court.

    Michelle is also a costs assessor appointed under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW).

    Prior to being called to the Bar, Michelle was the principal of DG Thompson (now known as DGT Costs Lawyers) for a number of years and in that capacity was deeply immersed in the law and practice of legal costs. Besides the area of costs, Michelle maintains a practice in general commercial, equity and insolvency.

    Video 4 – Speaker: Sally Wilson, Leadership & Change Coach

    Sally Wilson had a 20-year international career as a high-profile opera singer. Throughout her life she has spent time in ashrams, Zen temples and training in such protocols as the Richards Trauma Process, to gain a better understanding of the mind and wellbeing. The thrust of Sally’s work is in guiding people to turn their baggage into gold, helping them build resilience and feel their best. Her work spans the peak performance space – an area she has decades of personal experience in – through to resolution of chronic stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

    Video 5 – Panelist 1: David Ryan, Judicial Registrar, Federal Court of Australia

    David has been a judicial registrar at the Federal Court for over 5 years. Part of his role involves assessing lump-sum costs matters, carrying out cost estimates and conducting confidential conferences and taxations under the Federal Court Rules 2011. Prior to coming to the Federal Court, David worked as a managing principal solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office conducting general litigation for state government clients.

    Video 5 – Panelist 2: Kerrie Rosati, Principal, DGT Costs Lawyers

    Kerrie Rosati is the principal of DGT Costs Lawyers and is regarded as one of the profession’s leading experts in legal costs law working from both the Sydney and the Brisbane offices. Kerrie is a court appointed costs assessor in Queensland.

    She has advised on legal costs issues in many high profile and complex cases in New South Wales, Queensland and federal jurisdictions. Kerrie also regularly acts as an expert in all jurisdictions in the area of legal costs and lectures to the profession.

    Kerrie is a trained mediator and a member of the Costs Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

    Video 5 – Panelist 3: Michelle Castle, Barrister, New South Wales Bar

    Michelle Castle is a leading barrister in costs law and practice in NSW, practising in all state and federal jurisdictions. Michelle was junior counsel for the appellant in Bell Lawyers in the High Court.

    Michelle is also a costs assessor appointed under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW).

    Prior to being called to the Bar, Michelle was the principal of DG Thompson (now known as DGT Costs Lawyers) for a number of years and in that capacity was deeply immersed in the law and practice of legal costs. Besides the area of costs, Michelle maintains a practice in general commercial, equity and insolvency.

    Video 5 – Panelist 4: Antonella Terranova, Director, Castra Legal Costing

    Antonella Terranova was admitted to practice in 1997. In 2010 she became co-director and principal of Castra Legal Costing Pty Ltd, working with a team of professionals including Andrea Sheean (co-director) and Thomas Iacobucci. Since 2010 Antonella has practiced exclusively in legal costing appearing regularly in the Supreme Court. Antonella has delivered legal education for the LIV, Leo Cussens, Legalwise, the Southern Solicitors’ Group and Law Practices.

    Antonella is a member of the LIV, vice-chair of the Costs Law Executive Committee, panel solicitor for the LIV Member’s Advisory Panel and sat on the judging panel for the Suburban Lawyer of the Year Award. Antonella is also the current chair of the Northern Suburbs Law Association Inc., having held this position since 2010.

    Video 6 – Speaker: Judicial Registrar Gourlay, Costs Court of Victoria

    In terms of practicing in the area of costs law, its roughly 40 years since Judicial Registrar Gourlay started working part time at Mahlab’s. She mainly worked with Judy Hedstrom, Julianna Horsfall and Antoinette Austin.

    From there Judicial Registrar Gourlay went to Minter Ellison as a solicitor and senior associate from (1989–2004) in the insurance and corporate risk practice area. Followed by 5 years as the manager of the Law Institute Costing Service (2005–2010).

    Judicial Registrar Gourlay was appointed as a Judicial Registrar of the Supreme Court of Victoria in January 2011 and continues to serve in that role.

    Video 7 – Speaker: Stafford Shepherd, Principal Ethics & Practice Counsel, Queensland Law Society

    Stafford was admitted as a solicitor in 1987. After admission he practised for a number of years in partnership and subsequently as a sole practitioner. Stafford sold his practice in 2004. Between 2004 and 2008 he worked as a consultant to a number of law practices. In 2008 he joined the Queensland Law Society as an ethics guidance officer. In 2015 Stafford was appointed as director of QLS Ethics and Practice Centre and now holds the title of principal ethics and practice counsel and further he serves as secretary to the Society’s Ethics Committee. He is also the Society’s representative on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

    Stafford was appointed as legal practitioner director of QLS Solicitor Support Pty Ltd from 1 October 2019. QLS Solicitor Support is a wholly owned incorporated legal practice of the Queensland Law Society. The services provided by QLS Solicitor Support include ethics and practice support guidance to the Society’s membership.

    Stafford is the executive editor of the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 in "Practice: A Commentary for Australian Legal Practitioners". He has written extensively on legal ethics.

    Stafford is a sessional member at the Queensland University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Commercial and Corporate) from the University of Queensland and a postgraduate certificate in arbitration and mediation from the University of Adelaide. Stafford is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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