Live Webinar: Contractual Drafting in an Uncertain COVID-19 Commercial Landscape


Date: Monday 17th August 2020
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
SA & NT:  1.00pm to 2.00pm
WA: 11.30am to 12.30pm

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created much uncertainty over what will and won’t be allowed in commercial transactions. Commercial lawyers need to carefully consider how contractual arrangements should apportion risk for these uncertainties between the parties. This session examines the types of issues that must be navigated in the new landscape, including:

  • Delays in performance of obligations caused by COVID 19 restrictions
  • Inability to perform caused by COVID 19 restrictions
  • Ability of the performing party to change the method of performance as a result of COVID 19 restrictions
  • Exclusion clauses excluding liability for direct and consequential loss as a result of COVID 19 restrictions
  • Liability for refunds and credits in the event that the contract cannot be performed or is delayed
  • COVID-19 provisions and unfair contract terms
  • COVID-19 provisions and misleading and deceptive conduct
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Peter Mills, Special Counsel, Thynne & Macartney, Brisbane

Peter’s area of expertise for the last 18 years has been in Personal Property Securities Act (2009) (PPS), Creditor Recoveries, and Insolvency.

Peter is a recognised expert in the PPS and its interaction with other laws and registers (including insolvency under the Corporations Act (Cth)).

Peter is admitted as a lawyer in both Australia and Papua New Guinea and regularly advises interstate and overseas clients.  His extensive client base includes controllers (voluntary administrators and liquidators), trade creditors and suppliers, accountants, SME’s, subsidiaries of domestic and international companies, and other law firms (domestic and international).

Peter regularly advises clients as to the PPS registration process and how to minimise documentation and record keeping, saving tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars in the PPS registration process. He also advises on the recovery of assets and debts, despite liquidators being appointed, by using the PPS instead of the courts.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law - Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD units/point – 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.

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Product Code: RB2AUG20
 Price:   $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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