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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;

Frustration and Force Majeure in a Time of Covid

The Commercial Bar Association
24Nov

The Covid-19 crisis and lockdowns were unforeseen events, impacting on the performance of contracts. Can parties escape their contractual obligations by relying on the doctrine of frustration in a time of Covid? How do these events affect force majeure clauses? These questions and more will be answered in this CPD.

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Speaker(s): 
Matthew Harvey QC
When: 
Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Creating Legal Content with Lexology

The Commercial Bar Association
12Nov

Join CommBar to learn about the functionality of our subscription with Lexology and how you can make it work for you in creating targeted legal content and blog posts that reach a wide, international, audience.

This CPD will be of particular interest to members who want to get the most out of their posts to the CommBar Matters blog.

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THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

Speaker(s): 
Claire Harris QC (Chair), Alsace Yau of Lexology
When: 
Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

Model Defamation Provision Amendments 2020- Much needed reform or missed opportunity?

Monash University
11Nov

This seminar will examine the Model Defamation Provision Amendments 2020 that have been approved by the Council of Attorneys-General and are expected to be enacted by each of the States and Territories in the coming months. They contain significant amendments, including a new serious harm threshold, more stringent requirements for the initiation of proceedings, a new public interest defence and amendments to clarify the operation of the cap on damages.

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Speaker(s): 
The Hon Justice Michael Wheelahan (Chair), Georgina Schoff QC (Barrister), Justin Quill (Partner, Thomson Geer), Nicholas Pullen (Partner, HWL Ebsworth)
When: 
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;