Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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21Sep
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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;

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and the Law: An Introduction to Lex Cryptographia

The Victorian Bar
6Aug

This session will provide an introduction and overview to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The session will explore issues around privacy, property rights, economic uses, regulation, governance, and jurisdictions around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. We will also explore the emerging blockchain context of “lex cryptographia” or a system of rules where autonomous, decentralized code — rather than legislators or judges — determine the outcome of given interactions and disputes.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Tragardh (Chair); Professor Jason Potts, Director, Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University
When: 
Monday, August 6, 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;