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Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference

Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference

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CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded 26 March 2021 | Approx Run Time: 6 hours

With the legal landscape of personal injury law constantly evolving, staying on top of case authorities and industry developments is key to your success and can help you gain a distinct advantage in your practice.

Keep yourself at the cutting edge of key developments and trends in this video bundle designed for personal injury practitioners. It features topical sessions on crossover claims between TAC and WorkCover, civil procedure updates and changes to medical negligence practice as we move beyond the pandemic.

This video bundle includes recordings of seven key sessions:

  1. Video 1: Keynote Address by Her Honour Judge Tsalamandris, County Court of Victoria (Run Time 40:00)
  2. Video 2: TAC & WorkCover Claims – The Cross Over (Run time 54:18)
  3. Video 3: Rules & Regulations – Civil Procedure Update (Run time 48:30)
  4. Video 4: Brave New World – Medical Negligence Beyond the Pandemic (Run time 48:39)
  5. Video 5: Getting Paid – Maximising Costs for Personal Injury Practitioners (Run time 58:22)
  6. Video 6: Statutory Obvious Risk Defences & Hazardous Recreational Activities (Run time 54:06) 
  7. Video 7: Ethics in Practice (Run time 59:48) 

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Further Details

  • Further Details

    Video 1: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Keynote Address by Her Honour Judge Tsalamandris, County Court of Victoria

    Judge Tsalamandris provides an overview of key personal injury developments from a judicial perspective. Learn more about the issues the courts have been facing and the challenges on the horizon for practitioners in this area to inform and guide your practice in 2021.

    • Run Time: 39:56
    • Compliance area: SL/PM

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    Video 2: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – TAC & WorkCover Claims – The Cross Over

    What happens when a work accident occurs and it involves the driving of a motor vehicle?

    Reflecting on the decision in Belgrave Heights Christian School v Diane Moore [2020] VSC 240 this video throws light on the issue of ‘cross over claims’ between the TAC and WorkCover and the ramification for practitioners in these areas. It reviews the implications of the Belgrave Heights decision and other relevant cases, risk areas and practical steps to be aware of and how best to safeguard your client’s interests when running these types of matters.

    • Run Time: 54:18
    • Compliance area: SL

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    Video 3: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Rules & Regulations – Civil Procedure Update

    Tailored for practitioners working across all areas of personal injury law, this video provides practical guidance on how to best utilise the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) to further your client’s claim and to ensure your compliance with the obligations imposed on legal practitioners in litigation.

    Topics include:

    • Recent amendments to procedural rules for civil proceedings in Victorian courts
    • Objecting to materials in subpoena: how to, when to and recent developments
    • Serving court documents: important considerations to be aware of when serving documents via email or when serving documents interstate

    • Run Time: 48:30
    • Compliance area: PS

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    Video 4: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Brave New World – Medical Negligence Beyond the Pandemic

    Reflecting on the realities of how medical practice, and as a consequence medical negligence, has developed over the past year. This video explores what practitioners in this area can expect as we emerge into a post-COVID world.

    Highlighting key lessons to be learned and risk areas to be aware of, topics include:

    • The impact of telehealth
    • Recent trends and case law updates

    • Run Time: 48:39
    • Compliance area: SL

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    Video 5: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Getting Paid – Maximising Costs for Personal Injury Practitioners

    Understanding the landscape of legal costing in your personal injury matters can help you identify risk areas in a matter and open up unexplored chargeable work. Michael King provides key tips and strategies to ensure you have the skills to maximise cost recovery in your matters.

    Topics Include:

    • Recent changes to costs under the Legal Profession Uniform law 
    • Costs disclosures and agreements: how to ensure you and your practice remain compliant 
    • Section 134AB(31) costs recovery applications 
    • Costs issues when your client has had previous solicitors acting 
    • Best practices for maximising recovery on an assessment of costs
    • Recent decisions and trends

    • Run Time: 58:22
    • Compliance area: PM

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    Video 6: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Statutory Obvious Risk Defences & Hazardous Recreational Activities

    From cricket to horse racing and other equestrian sports, many hazardous recreational and sporting activities involve obvious risk and are governed by complex laws and limitations.

    This video offers insights into the statutory obvious risk defences in the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic), similar legislative provisions in New South Wales and Queensland, and will explore the impact of the Australian Consumer Law on claims where these defences are pleaded.

    With recent interstate case law developments indicating an increased willingness by superior courts to accept obvious and inherent risk defences, this video reviews relevant Victorian and interstate cases and offers tips that you can implement in your day-to-day practice.

    • Run Time: 54:06
    • Compliance area: SL

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    Video 7: LIV CPD 2021 – Personal Injury Conference – Ethics in Practice

    A highly interactive workshop discussion with attendees addressing a selection of challenging ethical issues that can arise in daily legal practice in the context of personal injury and medico-legal work.

    Topics include:

    • a solicitor’s duty to the court and administration of justice
    • confidentiality
    • privilege
    • conflict of interest
    • inadvertent disclosure
    • review of relevant Victorian and interstate cases
    • tips that you can implement in your day-to-day practice

    • Run Time: 59:48
    • Compliance area: EP

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  • Presenters

    Chair: Joanne Panagakis, General Manager Motor Vehicle Accident, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

    Joanne is the general manager of Slater and Gordon's Victorian Motor Vehicle Accident and Workers Compensation Practice Groups. Joanne is an accredited specialist in personal injury law and has worked in the TAC/motor vehicle accident jurisdiction for over 20 years.

    Joanne has played a proactive and leading role in advocating for individuals impacted by road trauma in many forums. Joanne is the chair of the LIV’s Transport Accident Committee, the LIV representative for the TAC Protocol Working Group, which was responsible for the negotiation and re-write of the 2016 TAC Protocols and an active member of the TAC Legal Liaison Group, TAC Legislative Working Group, Joint Medico-legal Reference Group and the Supreme Court Funds in Court Beneficiaries’ Advisory Committee.

    Chair: Ross Donaldson, Special Counsel, Clyde & Co 

    Ross has been a solicitor for over 35 years practicing in the areas professional liability, malpractice, public liability and insurance. He serves on the LIV’s Litigation Executive and the malpractice and public liability subcommittee.  

    Video 1 Keynote Speaker: Her Honour Judge Andrea Tsalamandris, County Court of Victoria

    Judge Tsalamandris was appointed to the County Court of Victoria in February 2016. Prior to her appointment, she practised in personal injury law for over 20 years and was an accredited specialist. She was a partner at Holding Redlich, where she was the Diversity Partner, and was also actively involved in pro bono cases, including the Stolen Generation litigation and the case against special religious instruction in state primary schools.

    In the County Court, Judge Tsalamandris is the Head of the Common Law Division and also chairs the Court’s IT Committee.

    Video 2 Presenter: Andrea Bannon, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Before being called to the Victorian Bar, Andrea was a partner at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, acting for WorkSafe Victoria and its agent insurers and employers. Prior to that she was the senior legal manager of Common Law at the Transport Accident Commission.

    Since coming to the Bar, Andrea has acted for both plaintiff and defendant clients in statutory benefit proceedings, serious injury applications and common law trials in the County Court and Supreme Courts, both lead and unlead. Her briefs have been in the personal injuries jurisdiction, primarily in TAC, WorkCover and public liability matters, but also in institutional abuse and asbestosis claims.

    Video 3 Presenter: Patrick Kelly, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Patrick practises predominantly in commercial and personal injury litigation. Patrick has acted for clients in a wide range of contractual disputes in Victorian courts and tribunals.

    He has also appeared, advised or prepared pleadings and paperwork in personal injury matters including statutory benefit claims, serious injury applications and common law damages trials.

    Before coming to the bar Patrick was a solicitor at Wotton + Kearney Insurance Lawyers. His work involved personal injury and Accident Compensation Act recovery proceedings, building and construction disputes, and preparation for the defence of large and small property damage claims.

    His legal experience also extends to practising as a solicitor at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where he managed a large caseload involving summary and indictable crime and regularly appeared in courts throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.

    Video 4 Presenter: Tom Ballantyne, Principal Lawyer & Head of Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Tom Ballantyne is a principal lawyer and the head of Maurice Blackburn’s Victorian medical law practice. Tom joined the firm as a trainee lawyer in 2006 and has practiced exclusively in medical negligence since 2007. He is also on the Law Institute of Victoria Council and the Australian Lawyers Alliance Victorian Committee.

    Acting solely for plaintiffs, Tom’s skills include running complicated litigation across all areas of health care and he has achieved significant results for clients including settling cases involving catastrophic injuries and lifetime care needs. Tom also represents families at coronial inquests, acting on behalf of those who have lost loved ones as a result of poor medical treatment. He is one of three Maurice Blackburn lawyers listed by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in the field of medical law.

    Outside of medical litigation, Tom is also active in law reform, legal policy and advocacy, particularly with respect to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    Video 5 Presenter: Michael King, Associate, Maurice Blackburn

    Michael is an associate costs lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. He is proficient in conducting costs settlement negotiations, drawing bills in taxable form, assessments of party/party and practitioner/client legal costs and appearing in costs mediations and taxations of costs.

    Michael regularly advises in relation to legal costs, costs disclosure and costs recovery in a wide variety of personal injuries and civil litigious matters in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and in federal proceedings. He has a particular interest in the assessment and management of complex costs disputes and costs litigation, often in high profile matters.

    Additionally, he has significant expertise advising on and preparing applications for the approval of practitioner/client costs under the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013. Michael previously practised as a civil and criminal litigator and appeared regularly as an advocate in the Magistrates' and County Courts of Victoria.

    Video 6 Presenter: Richard Johnson, Principal, McCabe Curwood

    Richard has practised solely in insurance law for over 15 years, with specialities in personal injury, workers liability, owners corporation management liability, life science and property damage. Richard regularly provides advice to insurers relating to complex indemnity issues. He is widely regarded for his exceptional defence and negotiation skills in highly technical matters.

    Richard has a special interest in sports related injury claims and is aware of the complex liability personal and political issues involved when players bring claims against sports clubs or leagues. He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Sports Law Committee.

    He has also acted for underwriters in various subrogated recovery actions against contractors, suppliers and other third parties following loss, as well as defending property damage and fire claims made against product suppliers and manufacturers.

    Video 7 Presenter: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael Dolan is special counsel ethics with the Law Institute of Victoria. Michael has had a long legal career spanning over 45 years, including 20 years as a senior executive in the electricity supply and mobile telephone industries in Australia and the UK.

  • Professional Development

    The Law Institute of Victoria's professional development program does more than just satisfy your compliance requirements for the CPD year, it provides you with quality and contemporary learning opportunities and practical solutions that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice for years to come.

    Learn more:

    Compliance requirements

    Upcoming CPD schedule

    Additional recorded webinars, events, training and online videos