60th Annual Armidale CLE Weekend
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019

Armidale Ex-Services Club, Armidale NSW

-72 DAYS
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By attending the Armidale CLE weekend you can fulfil your entire CPD requirement for the year.  The conference comprises plenary sessions that all delegates attend which include the 3 compulsory subjects.  There are also a number of concurrent sessions where delegates can choose to attend either Stream A or Stream B depending on your practice area.

This year, our ethics session will also satisfy your Lawcover maintenance requirements.

Saturday 9 February 2019

Plenary Sessions

  • Keynote Address:  Handing Over the Keys to the Tractor: Key Legal Imperatives in Rural Estate Planning
  • Costs Agreements, Cash Flows and Client Expectations(professional skills compulsory topic)

Concurrent Sessions 1 (attend either stream A or stream B)

Stream A: Succession Law

  • Gifts and Family Loans Under a Will
  • Misbehaving Agents under Powers of Attorney - Legal and Equitable Remedies for Elder Financial Abuse

Stream B: Criminal Law

  • Current Issues in Criminal Law - Strategies in Sexual Assault Matters
  • Current Issues in Criminal Law - Tactics in Drug Related Matters

Concurrent Sessions 2 (attend either stream A or stream B)

Stream A: Property Law

  • Practice and Procedure in Property: Key Developments and Recent Updates
  • The New GST Withholding Regime: Key Issues in Practice

Stream B: Family Law

  • Section 79A and Setting Aside Property Orders
  • Parenting Disputes and the Child’s Best Interests Following the High Court’s Decision in Bondelmonte

60th Anniversary Cocktail Party

In recognition of the conference’s 60th year we will be holding a cocktail party instead of the usual conference dinner.  There is no extra charge for delegates.  Spouses/spices are welcome to attend at a cost of $66.

Many of the speakers will also attend the party and this will be a great opportunity for all to meet and mingle and celebrate this milestone.

Sunday 10 February 2019

Concurrent Sessions 3 (attend either stream A or stream B)

Stream A: Estate Planning

  • Maintaining Control When the Appointor Loses Capacity
  • Trust Variations in the Context of Estate Planning

Stream B: Commercial Litigation

  • Drafting Pleadings and Particulars to Avoid Unnecessary Interlocutory Applications
  • Set-off Rights, the Security of Payment Acts and the Personal Property Securities Regime: Navigating Murky Waters in Property Matters

Plenary Sessions

  • IT Security for Lawyers  - Protecting Client Information and Guarding Confidential Data (practice management & business skills compulsory topic)
  • Ethical Challenges, Duty of Care and Professional Negligence and Misconduct: The Highlights and Lowlights from Recent Cases (legal ethics compulsory topic and this session will cover your Lawcover maintenance requirements)

Warwick Gilbertson, Partner, Turnbull Hill Lawyers

Paul Taylor, Director, Pattison Hardman

Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Bridges Lawyers, Sydney

Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

Manny Conditsis, Director, Conditsis Lawyers

Michal Mantaj, Director, Conditsis Lawyers

Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Commentator

Suzanne Christie, Barrister, Culwulla Chambers

Graeme Hearl, Senior Partner, Delaney Lawyers

Matthew Burgess, Director, View Legal

Michael Bennett, Barrister, Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Dr Allison Stanfield, Managing Director & Solicitor, SG Legal Services

Peter Mills, Special Counsel, Thynne & Macartney

Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover


69% of delegates were very satisfied with the conference and 31% were quite satisfied, yielding an overall result for the event of 4.7 out of 5, an excellent result.

  • The conference is consistently highly relevant to everyday practice.
  • Relevant, informative and stimulating.
  • Well organised and speakers kept on time.  Relevant topics and good speakers.
  • Enjoyable way to get your CLE points and relevant topics to my small practice.
  • Great speakers and topics in a well organised venue. Meets all the regulatory requirements for solicitors in a convenient and relaxed venue.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email: jenna@tved.net.au
Product Code: ARMFEB19
 Price:   $836.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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