Common Law Bar Events & Cpds

Common Law

Holding the Exercise of Public Power by Private Entities to Account

The Victorian Bar and The Australian Association of Constitutional Law
10Dec

Private entities sometimes exercise public power or perform governmental functions and often deliver services on behalf of governments. In these situations, complex public law issues concerning control and accountability arise. This seminar examines some of those issues.

Dr Catherine Button QC will discuss case law considering the status in Victoria of the English Court of Appeal's decision in R v Panel on Take-Overs and Mergers; Ex parte Datafin plc [1987] 1 QB 815, which holds that exercises of public power by private entities are amenable to judicial review on the ordinary public law grounds.

Dr Yee-Fui Ng will explore the control and accountability of statutory corporations and government-owned and -controlled companies in Australia, and explain why statutory corporations are more accountable than government-owned or -controlled companies.

Speaker(s): 
Peter Hanks QC (Chair), Dr Catherine Button QC (Victorian Bar), Dr Yee-Fui Ng (Monash University)
When: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:30 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Jury Skills Workshop- What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar
17Oct

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This workshop is a specialist workshop for those who undertake jury trials in both the Criminal and Common Law jurisdictions. The workshop provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your jury advocacy skills and hear from the "jurors" themselves. 

DATES and TIMES

Introduction Session: Thursday 17 October 2019, 5.00pm – 7.00pm; Workshop: Saturday 19 October 2019 9.00am – 5.00pm

Speaker(s): 
Professor the Hon George Hampel AM QC
When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 17:00 to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 19:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00

The rule in Browne v Dunn: ‘What?’, ‘Why?’, ‘Who?’ and ‘How?'

The Criminal Bar
16Oct

In this CPD there will be discussion on a rule that was cemented into the common law by the House of Lords more than 125 years ago. What is it, why do we have it, who must follow it, and how?

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Jason Harkess
When: 
Wednesday, October 16, 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;
22May
Event

Following on from our breakfast briefing, the Corporate Counsel Engagement Working Group are now seeking expressions of interest from Counsel who wish to participate in the Pilot. 

Drafting Workcover Serious Injury Application - Strategies and Pitfalls

16May

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Serious injury applications are the foundation of obtaining common law relief for work accidents.  This seminar will discuss some of the pitfalls that arise from inadequate strategising of the application.  It will also discuss preparation of the affidavit in such a way as to comply with the Ministerial Directions and present the case, without over-exposing the applicant.

Speaker(s): 
Her Honour Judge Katherine Bourke; Jonathan Brett QC and Tim Tobin SC
When: 
Thursday, May 16, 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;