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 61st Annual Armidale CPD Weekend
Conference,Law - General,61st Annual Armidale CPD Weekend
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 February 2020

Armidale Ex-Services Club, Armidale, NSW

-1143 DAYS
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By attending the Armidale CPD 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.  The ethics session will also satisfy your Lawcover maintenance requirements.

Saturday 8 February 2020

Plenary Sessions

  • Keynote Address:   Business Structures for the Family Farm

  • Legal Research in the Modern World (professional skills compulsory topic)

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

  • Stream A: Succession Law

    • Challenging Wills for Lack of Knowledge and Approval

    • When Executors Fall Out and Other Joint Executor Conundrums

  • Stream B: Criminal Law

    • Important Aspects of Law for Local Court Practitioners - Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls

    • Making an Effective Bail Application

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

  • Stream A: Property Law

    • E-conveyancing: Meeting our E-xpectations?

    • Practice and Procedure in Conveyancing: Key Developments and Recent Updates

  • Stream B: Family Law

    • After it’s all Over - Counting the Cost of Contributions in Property Matters

    • Contravention Cases: When Parents Don’t Comply

Conference Cocktail Party

Sunday 9 February 2020

  • Stream A: Estate Planning

    • Bullet-Proofing Your Estate Plan to Minimise Challenges

    • Dodging the Traps with Inter-Generational Living Arrangements

  • Stream B: Commercial Litigation

    • Interpreting Commercial Contracts: When the Parties Fail to See Eye to Eye

    • Drafting a Defence in Commercial Litigation: Strategy and Procedure

Plenary Sessions

  • Estimating Fees and Getting Costing Right - The Foundation of Practice Management (practice management & business skills compulsory topic)

  • Emerging and Current Ethical Risks in Legal Practice: Lessons from the Frontline (ethics compulsory topic)


Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Bridges Lawyers

Michal Mantaj, Director, Conditsis Lawyers

Ben Fogarty, Barrister, Denham Chambers

Russell Postle, Partner, BDO

Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Commentator

Warwick Gilbertson, Partner, Turnbull Hill Lawyers

Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, Barrister, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Susan Robey, Solicitor, Albury

Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover

Colin Fong, Teaching Fellow, UNSW Law, University of NSW

Craig Birtles, Barrister, Second Floor Wentworth Chambers

Cynthia Bluett, Partner, Pearson Emerson Meyer

Steven Brown, Chairman, Etienne Lawyers

Graeme Hearl, Partner, Delaney Lawyers

Rodney Lewis, Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw Legal Services


60% of respondents were very satisfied with the conference and 38% were quite satisfied, yielding an overall result for the event of 4.6 out of 5.

  • Excellent speakers, good topics and terrific vibe.

  • Good presenters very knowledgeable and well informed on their subject topics.

  • Good choice of practice areas and great content.The compulsory topics were practical and interesting.

  • Professional, interesting seminars and friendly presenters.

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

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Product Code: ARMFEB20
 Price:   $836.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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