Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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Leave to Appeal Under Section 148 of the VCAT Act

The Commercial Bar Association (Public Law Section)
5Jun
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE (Formerly 9 May)

> Leave in a post-Hullsian world

> What is a question of law, and does it need to be in the leave application?

In this CPD, Emrys will explore two specific and current topics affecting applications for leave to appeal from an order of the VCAT under section 148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic). 

RSVP Essential: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au to register.

Speaker(s): 
Emrys Nekvapil
When: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

​​​​​​​What Is The Spirit Of Sport?

The Commercial Bar Association (Sport Section)
30May

The spirit of sport has been topical in recent months. The concept is at the heart of Olympism. However, is the ’spirit of sport' too vague to be meaningful - or legal? Can one have a winning culture and still leave room for the spirit of sport? Or is it an anachronistic concept honoured only in the breach? In this interactive session chaired by Ben Ihle, Natalie Hickey and Peter Agardy will consider this debate through the following topics:

  • How the spirit of sport finds expression in the World Anti-Doping Agency Code and anti-doping law generally.
  • Whether or not 'the spirit of sport’ and 'bringing the sport into disrepute’ are simply two sides of the same coin.
  • How ‘disrepute clauses’ are applied to curtail conduct in a range of sporting contexts, and whether reliance on them by sporting integrity tribunals has gone too far.
  • Resolving sporting disputes: Even though success in sport is measured by wins and losses, the limitations of an adversarial model, and the unifying role of ADR.
Speaker(s): 
Ben Ihle (Chair), Natalie Hickey; Peter Agardy
When: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Practice management & business skills;

Recent Corporate Insolvency Reforms: Safe Harbour And Ipso Facto Clauses

The Commercial Bar Association (Insolvency Section)
24May

The seminar will update practitioners on the recent Corporate Insolvency Reforms:

  1. the Safe Harbour exclusion to directors’ insolvent trading liability, and
  2. the moratorium on Ipso Facto clauses in voluntary administration.

RSVP ESSENTIAL  Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au. There is no cost to attend.

Speaker(s): 
Justice Michael Sifris (Chair), Oren Bigos and Michael Sloan
When: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Guarantees:  Overview and Current Issues in Enforcement

The Commercial Bar Association (Banking & Finance Section)
23May

This seminar will look at the formal requirements for drafting guarantees, pleadings, and outline the scope of guarantor liability and discharge, guarantor rights and defences, and legislation affecting guarantors.  In light of the recent decisions in Asset Flooring v North [2016] 49 VR 813, and Webster Investments v Anderson and North Star Developments [2016] VSC 620, the panel will explore contribution between guarantors, as well as the circumstances in which equity will relieve a guarantor of liability.

RSVP: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au by 17 May.  There is no cost to attend.

Speaker(s): 
Samantha Cipriano (Chair), Peter Willis SC, Brian Kennedy, Kieran Hickie
When: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;