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November 2014

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'Find CPD Programs' Upcoming Events in November 2014

Monday 10th | Trusts - The A - Z (Nov 2014)

This workshop covers the options for creating a trust, the creation of the trust, maintaining the trust and vesting/ending the trust. This program is designed to simplify what is usually regarded as a complex area.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Trusts
  • Types of Trusts
  • Creation and Management of Trusts
  • Taxation of Trusts


Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Tuesday 11th | Planning Law Practice - From permit to enforcement (Nov 2014)

This program outlines:

Planning framework including legislation Planning authorities Responsible authorities Planning schemes Zoning Amendments Applications for review Enforcement and other controls Compensation Proceedings in VCAT Application processes including notices Objections Submissions Amenities and types of permits

Essentials are workshops for l... Read more

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Tuesday 11th | Practical Negotiation Tips - What the textbooks don't tell you (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2014)

Hear from leading lawyer Leon Zwier, who will discuss the practical negotiation strategies and tactics that have worked for him. An invaluable seminar designed to help you become a more effective negotiator and achieve better negotiated outcomes for your clients.

Leon has been a partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler since 1991 and is head of the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution and reconstruction & insolvency practices.

Leon is regularly identified as a leading lawyer by various international guides to lawyers and legal firms, including "Asia Pacific Leg... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Rookie lawyers

Thursday 13th | CPD Intensive (Nov 2014)

Attend a CPD Intensive to obtain 1 CPD point in each of the following compulsory fields: Professional Skills, Practice Management and Business Skills, and  Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Information Security – Protecting your records and managing risks  Read more

Categories: Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills | Ethics & professional responsibility | Intensives

Friday 14th | Senior Associate Program (November 2014)

The Senior Associate Program is a high level, practical workshop that provides valuable insight into the essential qualities needed to set you apart from your peers in a law firm. Delivered by highly respected presenters and designed specifically for lawyers at or near Senior Associate level, this program will outline the practical skills and knowledge necessary to deliver the outcomes that the partnership expects.

Being a good lawyer is only the first step to success. The key is knowing what it takes to make it as a leader in a law firm. Gain inside knowledge... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Platinum Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills

Wednesday 26th | Time to Update Your Standard Costs Agreement? Recent cases and common errors (2014)

Costs agreements are one of the most important documents used by legal practitioners, yet once drafted they are rarely reviewed except to update charge out rates.  Failing to keep pace with legislative changes and case law developments can, however, result in outdated, unclear and/or inaccurate costs agreements, potentially leaving practitioners exposed and unable to recover outstanding legal fees.

This seminar will consider how and why you should re-examine and consider updating and/or tailoring your costs agreement in light of recent changes to court rules and scale... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Practice management & business skills

Thursday 27th | Intellectual Property - Patents, trademarks and copyright (Nov 2014)

This workshop covers the essentials of protecting and exploiting intellectual property, including patenting invention; registering designs and trademarks; copyright and its use in protection of designs and trademarks; trademarks in business; infringement proceedings; domain names and dispute resolution proceedings and a review of conducting searches for patents, trademarks and designs.

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Friday 28th | Commercial Litigation Conference 2014

Consequential Loss - Recent decisions and practical implications 

Australian courts have moved away from characterising ‘consequential loss’ in accordance with the second limb of the rule in Hadley v Baxendale.  And with courts in different jurisdictions continuing to interpret the term in different ways, it is becoming increasingly difficult to predict with certainty what losses will be recoverable in the event of a ... Read more

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