Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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Quantum meruit in building cases – implications and uncertainties of Mann v Paterson Constructions [2019] HCA 32

The Commercial Bar Association
10Feb

POSTPONED FROM 9 DECEMBER 2019

This seminar will discuss the issues decided, and left undecided, in the High Court’s decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions [2019] HCA 32, a case involving an action for quantum meruit by a builder following the owners’ wrongful repudiation of the contract.

Speaker(s): 
Jonathon Moore QC
When: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 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;

Nothing to write home about: Australia the defamation capital of the world

The Commercial Bar Association (Media Law Section)
2Dec

On 4 September 2019, Dr Matt Collins AM QC gave a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra about the law of defamation in Australia. In that speech, he advocated that the defamation laws were out-of-date and flawed.  He advocated that there should be a new cause of action: declaration of falsity and that the burden to prove falsity ought to reside with the plaintiff.

The speakers at this seminar will debate the contents of his speech and discuss where the laws of defamation are headed.

Speaker(s): 
Justin Castelan (Chair), Dr Matt Collins AM QC, Georgina Schoff QC, David Gilbertson QC
When: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 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;

Ad Astra Per Aspera – Getting legislation through a Republican dominated Legislature while serving in the Democratic minority

The Commercial Bar Association (International Law Section)
27Nov

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In this seminar there will be a discussion of techniques and strategies on how to champion and see the passage of legislation while serving in the minority party of a legislature, with specific reference to:

  1. SB 77 – An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Racial Profiling
  2. “Scruffy’s  Law” – It’s all in the Name
  3. SB 123 – Rehabilitation instead of Incarceration

 

Speaker(s): 
Anton Trichardt (Chair), Donald Betts Jr- Former US Kansas State Senator and Founder of NAALA (North American Australian Lawyers Alliance)
When: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 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;

Practical Issues with commercial damages and account of profits

The Commecial Bar Association
26Nov

This seminar will include a discussion on issues commonly arising in commercial matters when seeking to quantify damages or an account of profits. Guidance will be provided on various legal and practical issues from the perspective of counsel and forensic accounting expert. 

The seminar will also address matters such as the appropriate measure of damages, date for assessing loss, dealing with subsequent gains/losses and failures to mitigate, and the treatment of taxation, interest and overheads/fixed costs.

Speaker(s): 
Stephen Parmenter QC (Chair), Owain Stone (KordaMentha Forensic), Sam Prendergast
When: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 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;

Privacy Law in an Era of Disruption

Monash University
20Nov

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With no statutory or common law tort for invasion of privacy in Australia, this session will explore current privacy protections and causes of action in legislation and common law.  
It will also discuss law reform proposals to improve redress, such as a statutory tort and strengthened protections under existing privacy legislation, as most recently recommended by the ACCC's Digital Platforms Report.  
Our panel will also highlight the growing tension between rapidly evolving technology and current notions of privacy.
 

Speaker(s): 
The Hon Justice Melinda Richards (Chair), Mr Michael Rivette (Victorian Bar), Dr Normann Witzleb (Associate Professor at Monash University, Mr Sven Bluemmel (Victorian Information Commissioner)
When: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;