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Defamation Reform in 2020

The Commercial Bar Association (Media Law Section)
18Mar

THIS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In February 2019 the Council of Attorneys-General established a Defamation Working Party to update the national defamation laws. A robust national consultation process took place throughout 2019 and on 29 November 2019, the Council released draft amendments for the proposed reforms. Some of the proposed reforms are dramatic and many are significant.

This seminar is tailored for those who practise in defamation and media law.  Leaders of the Defamation Bar will speak about the current proposals and what might be expected in 2020.

Speaker(s): 
David Gilbertson QC (Chair), Dr Matt Collins AM QC, Georgina Schoff QC
When: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 17:15 to Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 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;

Overview of AFCA and its role in the post-Royal Commission world

The Commercial Bar Association (Banking and Finance Section)
17Mar

THIS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.

In this seminar, Evelyn Halls will provide an overview of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)’s first 15 months of operations, since it’s establishment in November 2018 as a ‘one-stop shop’ to deal with financial services complaints.

She will discuss the steps AFCA takes to resolve complaints efficiently, effectively and fairly. She will highlight complaint trends, emerging issues and learnings for the financial services sector, as well as providing an insight into key AFCA initiatives such as the Fairness Project and the development of AFCA’s revised approach to responsible lending. 

Drinks to follow at the Essoign.

Speaker(s): 
Evelyn Halls -- Lead Ombudsman, Banking and Finance (Australian Financial Complaints Authority)
When: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 17:15 to Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 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;

Homing in on Good Grounds in Commercial Appeals

The Commercial Bar Association
27Feb

A ground of appeal will focus on the facts, the law or the judge’s exercise of discretion. When do you have a good ground of appeal? How do you make the most of it?

In this seminar, these questions are considered in the light of recent commercial appeals.

Speaker(s): 
Matthew Harvey SC, Dr Kylie Weston-Scheuber
When: 
Thursday, February 27, 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; Barristers Skills;

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;