Live Webinar: Directors Duties and Liabilities in the Not for Profit Sector: Navigating the Rocky Road Ahead


Date:  Wednesday 25th July 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12noon 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 11:30am 
WA: 9am to 10am

After a raft of recent high-profile cases, it seems the duties placed on directors are becoming broader and more onerous.  This session looks at the scope of duties of directors of charities and Not for Profits and what they need to do to properly discharge their obligations. It considers the recent cases in a practical way and explores how the sector should adapt in response. It covers:

  • Directors’ due diligence - the questions you should ask before becoming a director
  • Directors’ duties and obligations - what is best practice?
  • Issues facing directors - related party transactions and conflicts of interest
  • Breach of directors’ duties - penalties and defences
  • Rise of ‘stepping stone liability’
  • Lessons from recent cases:
    • RSL LifeCare
    • State Street Australia Ltd in its capacity as Custodian for Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Retirement Villages Group Management Pty Ltd
    • ASIC v Flugge & Geary
Our presenter

John Wardlaw, Partner, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, Melbourne

Originally a biochemist involved in medical research, John discovered a passion for the law nearly 20 years ago. Over the last 10 years, John has focused his work on corporations law (including capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory advice), financial services licensing, trusts and commercial property (syndications and development).

John regularly acts for smaller ASX listed companies and their directors, officers, shareholders and underwriters in various sectors. John also acts for unlisted companies, stockbrokers, property developers and small to medium commercial enterprises.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers advising not for profits, and executives working for not for profits and charities – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar. Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBQJUL18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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