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What do ginger beer and coal mines have in common? Sharma v Minister for Environment [2021] FCA 560

The Victorian Bar
3Aug

THIS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In Sharma v Minister for Environment [2021] FCA 560, the Federal Court held that the Minister for the Environment owed a novel duty of care to Australian children in the exercise of her powers under the EPBC Act, on approval of a coal mine extension.

In this CPD, Emrys, Katherine and Stephanie will summarise the evidence, the legal arguments and the dispositive reasoning of the case.

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Speaker(s): 
Emrys Nekvapil, Katherine Brazenor, Stephanie Brenker
When: 
Tuesday, 3 August, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Concussion in Sport

Commercial Bar Association (Sports Section)
20May

In recent years, concussion has presented many legal issues for a wide range of sports in Australia and abroad - including around foreseeability, causation, and potential class action litigation. The Victorian Coroner has recently called for more brain research into the effects of blows to the head in sport following the death of former St Kilda footy player Danny Frawley. 

In this Q & A style seminar, three highly regarded practitioners will offer their views from their side of the field. It is designed towards an open discussion on potential legal issues faced by practitioners in this important and evolving area of science and sport.

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VENUE: Essoign, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East

The session will not be recorded and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Jeff Gleeson QC (Chair), Peter Gordon (Gordon Legal, former President of Western Bulldogs Football Club), David Maddocks (Perry Maddocks Trollope, Chair of Cricket Victoria), Stephen Meade (Head of Legal & Regulatory, AFL)
When: 
Thursday, 20 May, 2021 - 17:00 to 19:00
Where: 
Level 1
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Proportionate Liability and the Primacy of Contract in Risk Allocation in Commercial Cases

Commercial Bar Association (Building and Construction Section)
18May

Questions concerning the role of proportionate liability in cutting across contractual obligations and liabilities have given rise to conflicting authorities in different jurisdictions. 

This CPD session will review the role of proportionate liability in civil litigation and the Court of Appeal judgment in the Lacrosse Appeals (Tanah Merah Vic Pty Ltd v Owners' Corporation No 1 of PS631436T [2021] VSCA 72) will also be discussed. 

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This is an in-person event and will also be available online via live stream.

Speaker(s): 
Adam Rollnik (Chair), Romauld Andrew
When: 
Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 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;

The New Environment Protection Act – Update and focus on the Victorian environmental duty

The Commercial Bar Association (Environment and Planning Section)
31Mar

Sweeping changes to the Victorian EPA Act are proposed to commence on 1 July 2021. This session will include a brief overview of the changes, a brief consideration of transitional provisions and will focus one of the central changes to the Act being the introduction of a new environmental duty.

The session will cover the new duty and explore the relationship with the overarching duties found in occupational health and safety legislation.

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Speaker(s): 
Sarah Porritt (Chair), David Neal S.C., Alexandra Guild, Leigh Howard
When: 
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Ethical Issues Facing New Barristers

The New Barristers' Committee
30Mar

The New Barristers’ Committee is hosting an informal ‘Chatham House Rules’ discussion for new barristers to ask questions about ethical issues that they are facing or have faced in practice.

Attendees should feel free to raise any ethical issue that concerns them.  No question is too simple, obvious or complex. The speakers cover a range of practice areas (including criminal, commercial and family law) and backgrounds.

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THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

Speaker(s): 
John Leung/Heather Anderson (Chair), Jim Doherty, Deanna Caruso, Emma Heggie
When: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;