Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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Apprehended Bias - To Recuse or not to Recuse? A Panel Discussion

Commercial Bar Civil Procedure Section
22Nov

The Commercial Bar Civil Procedure Section is pleased to present a panel discussion on the vexed issue of making applications to judicial officers to recuse themselves on the ground of apprehended bias. The panel will review recent discussions in this area and will provide an everview as to how best to (or how best not to) approach such an application. 

To RSVP, please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au.

Speaker(s): 
Mark Robins QC (Chair), Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Tim Goodwin, Andrew Morrison
When: 
Thursday, November 22, 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;

Cross-Border Insolvency: The Model Law in Australia and the Asia Pacific

The Commercial Bar Association and Melbourne Law School
7Nov

RSVP Essential:  Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth), which adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. In the decade since its adoption, the Model Law has provided a clear and consistent basis for the courts in Australia to grant recognition and assistance to foreign insolvency proceedings.

Speaker(s): 
Nick Hopkins QC (Chair); Andrew Goodwin, Michael Gronow QC
When: 
Wednesday, November 7, 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;

Loss and Damage - When is it to be assessed and when does it arise?

The Commercial Bar Association
23Aug

This seminar will provide an update on principles of loss and damage in particular the time for assessment, and when loss and damage first arises. An understanding of these issues is critical for trial.

Speaker(s): 
The Hon. Justice Macaulay (Chair); Don Farrands
When: 
Thursday, August 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;

Restitution and Account of Profits for Misleading Conduct Under the Australian Consumer Law

The Commercial Bar Association
21Aug

This seminar examines the boundaries of remedies available under the Australian Consumer Law by reference to gain-based measures of relief as a means both of providing recompense to the plaintiff and deterring misleading conduct.

Speaker(s): 
Michael Rush (Chair); Professor Elise Bant, (Melbourne Law School); Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson, (Melbourne Law School)
When: 
Tuesday, August 21, 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;

Whores, Thieves and Rebels: A Beginner’s Guide to the Early History of the Law of Defamation

The Commercial Bar Association
9Aug

The law of defamation has an unusually colourful history, not least because of the many varied ways in which people have defamed each other. This talk explores the origins of the common law of defamation, and the light that this history might shed on current legal controversies. Issues such as the scrutiny of allegedly excessive awards of damages, or line-drawing between ’trivial’ and ’serious’ defamation, have been of recurrent interest to common law judges, but the particular response to those issues has varied markedly over time.

 

Speaker(s): 
Dr Matt Collins QC (Chair); James McComish
When: 
Thursday, August 9, 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;