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In-House Counsel Conference

In-House Counsel Conference

Date & TimeThursday 09 March 2017 8.30am–1.20pm
Format Conference
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 4
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

Developed in consultation with expert in-house counsel legal practitioners and using peer-based learning techniques, this is a one-stop shop...

Further details below.

 

Program Overview

  • In-House Counsel Conference - Thursday 09 Mar
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 8:55 AM Conference Opening & Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Do More with Less: Strategies and tools for getting more out of each day

      The law is a notoriously busy profession, and in-house lawyers face the added element of commercial imperatives on top of their legal obligations. What strategies will help you meet those challenges head on, decreasing low-value work and costs while increasing productivity? Two of Telstra’s supervising counsel will offer the do’s and don’ts of legal project management, along with tools for measuring and communicating value to your organisation. You’ll also receive tips for excellent leadership, allowing you to champion change management in your organisation – no matter how big or small.  

      Presenters:

      • Sarah Morgan, Supervising Counsel, Telstra
      • Paul Gray, Supervising Counsel, Telstra
    • 10:00 AM Contract Drafting for In-House Counsel

      This practical session will hone your contract drafting skills, helping you navigate the ins and outs of this essential skill.

      Topics will include:

      • indemnities
      • representations and warranties
      • default and termination provisions
      • liability caps.

      Presenter: Tim Ma, Senior Associate, King and Wood Mallesons

    • 11:00 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:20 AM Data Breaches and Social Media Use: How to manage online risk

      In-house counsel lawyers continue to face major risks online, particularly in the area of data breaching. Our presenters will give you a run-down of the main risk areas you should be aware of, practical strategies for dealing with those risks – and for preventing them in the first place – and potential solutions.

      Presenters:

      • Ian Bloomfield, Managing Director, Ignite Systems
      • Peter Moran, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Principal, Norton Gledhill
    • 12:20 PM Walking the Tightrope: Balancing business needs with ethical obligations

      Join our interactive panel discussion about the unique ethical issues faced by in-house practitioners. Our panellists will discuss issues they’ve encountered and how they have dealt with them, focusing particularly on ethical issues relating to legal professional privilege, and conflicts between your ethical obligations as a lawyer and your role within an organisation.

      Panellists:

      • Craig Laughton, Executive General Manager – Commercial & General Counsel, CPA Australia
      • Brendan Earle, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
      • Dr Richard Dammery, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Woolworths Limited

      Moderator: Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria

    • 1:20 PM Conference Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Developed in consultation with expert in-house counsel legal practitioners and using peer-based learning techniques, this is a one-stop shop for essential tools and information to help corporate lawyers excel in practice.

    Our exceptional speakers include two supervising counsel for Telstra, the executive general manager of commercial and general counsel for CPA Australia, and several principals and partners from major global law firms. Join them to investigate key developments and trends in the in-house counsel environment.

    This is a great opportunity to build new skills and practical knowledge, as well as network and share ideas, challenges and strategies with others working in in-house roles.

  • Presenters

    Sarah Morgan, Supervising Counsel, Telstra

    Over more than 10 years at Telstra, Sarah has led legal teams supporting the design, build, supply and maintenance of Telstra’s network, and more recently on technology issues including IT contracting, outsourcing and data risk management. Sarah is currently responsible for ensuring legal oversight of Telstra’s largest cross-business unit change program and is also accountable for establishing the strategy and operating model that will enable, encourage and drive Telstra Legal’s overarching technology strategy.

    Paul Gray, Supervising Counsel, Telstra

    Paul practised corporate and commercial law and built a sports engineering start-up business prior to joining Telstra in 2010. He currently supports Telstra’s Global Enterprise and Services Group which provides product development, sales, service and delivery of industry based IT&T Services to more than 200 of the world’s top 500 companies.  Paul is a member of the LIV’s Technology and the Law Committee and is accountable for establishing the strategy and operating model that will enable, encourage and drive Telstra Legal’s overarching technology strategy.

    Tim Ma, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

    Tim is a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons. Tim commenced with King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) in 2009 and practises in banking and finance and projects. Tim specialises in the delivery and financing of infrastructure projects and has worked on a range of rail, road, hospital, school, energy and other projects across the country (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania). Tim also acts on general financing transactions, such as syndicated facilities and Australian note issuances.

    Ian Bloomfield, Managing Director, Ignite Systems

    Ian is the Managing Director of Ignite Systems. He is an affiliate member of the LIV and sits on the Technology & the Law Committee. He has more than 40 years’ experience working with IT, and in conjunction with IT services provided by Ignite Systems, Ian advises legal and other professional services firms on technology strategy and cybersecurity. Ian’s work with both the LIV and the Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee has included keynote presentations, feature articles and training material on technology and cybersecurity.

    Peter Moran, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Principal, Norton Gledhill Commercial Lawyers

    Peter is an experienced commercial and litigation lawyer acting in technology agreements, internet and intellectual property law, data protection and advisory, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, corporate governance, partnership/trust/shareholder matters, property development and leasing. He is an LIV accredited specialist in business law, the co-chair of the LIV's Technology and the Law Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of LexisNexis’ Internet Law Bulletin. In 2016, he was listed in Doyle’s Leading Lawyers for TMT.

    Craig Laughton, Executive General Manager – Commercial & General Counsel, CPA Australia

    Craig has held his position since 2010 at CPA Australia, one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 155,000 members working in 118 countries around the world. Since 2015 he has also been the Company Secretary of CPA Australia Advice. Craig has a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. He commenced his legal career at Deacons Lawyers, followed by a CEO role at IR Gurus, and Asia Pacific Legal Director at Novell.

    Brendan Earle, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

    Brendan specialises in large or strategically important negotiated transactions, foreign investment and corporate structuring. He is adept at understanding and advancing the commercial drivers of his clients’ projects while staying across the detail. With more than 20 years’ experience, Brendan picks up the issues quickly. He has deep sector experience in a number of industries, particularly wholesale and retail supply chains and distribution, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Brendan is HSF’s relationship partner for Coles, Kmart and Target and Bellamy’s Australia Limited. He is also a director of St Vincent’s Health Australia Ltd, the largest not for profit hospital group in Australia and one of the largest private companies in Australia.

    Dr Richard Dammery, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Woolworths Limited

    Richard was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary on 1 September 2014. Prior to this, he was a senior corporate partner with Minter Ellison Lawyers. Richard’s previous experience includes private practice, various senior legal counsel and general management roles, and General Counsel and Company Secretary of Coles Group Limited. Richard holds a BA (Hons) and LLB from Monash University, an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a PhD from University of Cambridge and he is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this conference, you will know how to:

    • increase profits and efficiency through practical tools and strategies
    • draft contracts factoring in necessary considerations
    • manage online risks
    • comply with ethical best practice.