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September 2015

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Tuesday 1st | Wills - From drafting to costing (Sep 2015)

This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation for those wishing to practice in this area. The program includes:

Intestacy Domestic partners Using will precedents Common drafting practices Considerations in preparing a will Codicils Execution Revocation Alteration Rectification Wills storage Testamentary capacity Undue influence Executor's duties ... Read more

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Wednesday 2nd | Directors' Duties - Decisions and developments (2015)

The recent decision of Hart Security v Boucousis (2014) has once again focussed attention on the issue of directors’ duties and has served as a reminder that the courts are prepared to find legal practitioners liable for knowingly assisting a director to breach their duties.  In this climate, it is more important than ever for legal practitioners to have an in-depth understanding of the current state of play regarding directors’ and officers’ duties.  This seminar will provide a review of recent cases dealing with these duties and explore their practical implic... Read more

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Tuesday 8th | Business Law - Partnerships, business sales and acquisitions and finance (Sep 2015)

This workshop covers all of the essential elements in the practice of business law from setting up company structures to conducting commercial transactions.

The program includes:

Partnerships Deeds Business names Acting for the vendor Acting for a purchaser Searches Settlements Finance Insurance issues

This program aims to provide a well rounded foundation for confident practice in this area.


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Tuesday 8th | Ethics and the Uniform Law - Understanding your new obligations (September 2015)

The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic) commenced operation on 1 July 2015, introducing a number of changes to legal practitioners’ professional conduct obligations.  This seminar will explore the key changes to practitioners’ ethical obligations, and provide practical tips for ensuring that you do not fall foul of the new requirements.

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Ethics & professional responsibility

Wednesday 9th | Employment and Industrial Relations Law - Practice and procedure (Sep 2015)

This program provides an overview of Fair Work Australia (FWA), unfair dismissal and unlawful termination applications to FWA, common law claims for wrongful dismissal, drafting employment contracts considering both statute and common law and a brief overview of discrimination and equal opportunity laws.


Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

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Wednesday 9th | Caveats - To lodge or not to lodge (2015)

Lawyers are often tempted to lodge a caveat on their clients’ instructions, without fully considering whether there are sufficient grounds to do so. Alternatively, they may neglect to lodge a caveat because they do not recognise their clients have caveatable interests. Both situations can negatively impact on clients’ rights and may result in costly litigation and even negligence claims.   This seminar will cover: When caveats should/should not be lodged Recent case law and developments A lawy... Read more

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Thursday 10th | Conveyancing - From title search to settlement (Sep 2015)

This workshop covers the essentials. The program includes:

Searching title Applications for certificates including planning permits and statutory authorities Vendors' statements Contracts Transfer documents Settlement Stamping and registration

A highly practical program which is designed to equip you to operate in this demanding area. 

Note: This workshop runs for 2 days.  Read more

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Friday 11th | Family Law Conference 2015

From Dating to De Facto – Determining the date of commencement of a de facto relationship   A finding as to the date of commencement or termination of a de facto relationship can have significant financial implications for the parties involved.  These dates can, however, be difficult to determine when a relationship transitions gradually, the parties have differing accounts of events and there is limited supporting evidence.  The la... Read more

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Thursday 17th | Will Drafting for Rookie Lawyers (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2015)

This seminar will provide guidance on drafting key will clauses, including those relating to:   Appointment of executors  Bequests and devices Residue clauses Superannuation streaming  

This program will be presented by 
Ines Kallweit, Partner, McKean Park Lawyers

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Wednesday 30th | Business Development for Rookie Lawyers (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2015)

In today’s competitive legal market, being a skilled lawyer is often not enough to guarantee ongoing career success. The ability to attract new clients or secure additional work from existing clients is vital for lawyers at all levels. This can be a challenge for even the most experienced practitioners with established networks, let alone those still finding their feet in their first few years of practice. This practical seminar will explore realistic options and business development strategies for junior lawyers, considering the advantages and disadvantages of each, and look at ho... Read more

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