Compensation Law Bar Events & Cpds

Compensation Law

The Employment Nexus – How hard can it be?

The Compensation Law Bar Association
28Feb

Despite the employment nexus calculus remaining unchanged for decades, questions still arise about whether an injury has arisen out of, or in the course of, employment.  This seminar will provide a recap of decisions in relation to the issue, from Henderson v Commissioner of Railways (WA) to Comcare v PVYW and beyond, including the recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v O’Loughlin [2018] FCAFC 173.

Venue:  Bar Council Chamber

Speaker(s): 
Anthea MacTiernan (Chair); Kim Bradey
When: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Owen Dixon Chambers East Level 1, 205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Issue Estoppel Following A Medical Panel Opinion

The Compensation Law Bar Association
18Oct

The consequences of an adverse Medical Panel Opinion are significant in personal injuries litigation. This CPD examines the legal ramifications in relation to statutory benefits and common law litigation.   
Venue:  Bar Council Chamber 

Speaker(s): 
Ian McDonald
When: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Owen Dixon Chambers East Level 1, 205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

A Good Night's Sleep - The Relationship between Sleep and Professional Wellbeing for Barristers

The Health & Wellbeing Committee
22Aug

Inadequate sleep affects every aspect of the practice of the law and , when endemic, impedes professional development and performance. Sleep disruption has also been recognised by the courts as an indicator that an injury is “serious” within the meaning of accident compensation law and transport accident law.  This seminar will provide information about the consequences of sleep disruption and how to manage sleep loss.  The seminar has been commissioned by the Health and Wellbeing Committee to be focussed on the issues facing barristers.  Ms Bernadette Healy, psychologist, who provides services to the Bar and understands barristers’ issues with sleep deprivation will also provide commentary.

This seminar will also discuss some of the interim results of the health and wellbeing survey and how we at the Victorian Bar compare with barristers in NSW and England when asked about sleep and wellbeing.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with Prof Katona.

Speaker(s): 
Mary Anne Hartley QC (Chair); Prof Lynda Katona, Psychologist with expertise in sleep matters; Ms Bernadette Healy, Psychologist
When: 
Wednesday, August 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):
Practice management & business skills;

Choice of Jurisdiction for Sexual Harassment Claims and Quantum of Damages

The Compensation Law Bar Association
7Jun

The seminar will provide alternative avenues to issuing for statutory benefits and at common law, pursuant to the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act.
Jenny Firkin will discuss judgments in the various jurisdictions and recent changes to how damages in harassment cases have been quantified.

Speaker(s): 
Anthea MacTiernan (Chair), Jenny Firkin
When: 
Thursday, June 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;

Workers Compensation - An Introduction/Refresher

The Compensation Law Bar Association
22Feb

The seminar includes an introduction and update of Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

Chair: Ian McDonald

Speaker(s): 
His Honour Magistrate Brian Wright
When: 
Thursday, February 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;