Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Commercial Lawyers
Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Commercial Lawyers
Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 2pm to 5pm
Qld: 1pm to 4pm
SA: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
NT: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
WA: 11am to 2pm
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for commercial lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2020. This is a national webinar and is suitable for property lawyers Australia wide.
Session 1: Ethics: Ethics in Communication – Giving Undertakings and Keeping Promises
Legal practice involves regular communication which can include giving undertakings. As an officer of the court practitioners have an obligation to honor undertakings given. This session looks at practical ethics issues arising in giving and receiving undertakings, including:
Ethics in communication – some guidelines for daily practice
Playing the ball and not your opponent
Failing to communicate – an ethics hidden minefield
The No Contact Rule- understanding its ethical implications
Communication with media – balancing competing duties and obligations
Undertakings and the professional conduct rules:
Third party constraints
Concerning a client doing or not something
From solicitors employee
Record keeping of undertakings
Is there an obligation not to solicit undertakings?
Case study – Ethical obligation to ensure clarity of communications
Session 2: Professional Skills: Drafting and Relying Upon Effective Termination Clauses
When a contract is breached, the non-defaulting party has a range of options available, including terminating the contract. However, the termination process can be fraught with litigation risk. It can ultimately hinge upon the reliance of a well-drafted termination clause. This session examines how to prepare effective termination clauses in your commercial agreements, as well as how to effectively exercise termination rights. It covers:
Drafting effective termination clauses
Circumstances of termination
Termination versus rescission, issues that may influence
Restrictions on termination and rescission
Reducing risk in terminating a contract including limiting litigation risk
Avoiding mistakes in exercising termination right
Session 3: Practice Management & Business Skills: Creating a Strategy for Practice Development – Build It and They Will Come
Having a plan or strategy to build your practice is half the battle. The other is to implement it. Unfortunately the building strategy part is often underdone or not done at all. This session looks at the key issues in building a practice development strategy, including:
Constructing a practice management planning strategy – an overview
Creating bespoke firm targets and developing a long term perspective
Building on existing firm resources and talent base – leveraging existing foundations
Aligning the strategy with implementation processes and systems
The technology quotient – incorporating the technology factor into your strategy
Building the flexible lower cost legal service delivery into your strategy
The importance of firm culture – building a culture of sharing and team participation
Case study – successful practice building strategies that have worked
Jennifer Shaw, Partner, Bartier Perry, Sydney
Jennifer is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution & Advisory team with over 20 years of experience in the legal profession. She acts and advises in relation to disputes across a broad range of industries including professional negligence, contract disputes, construction disputes, intellectual property disputes, family provision/estate disputes, debt recovery, winding up and bankruptcy. Jennifer works closely with her clients to find the most commercially sensible, timely and cost effective solutions.
Jennifer has in depth experience in professional disciplinary matters. She is a panel member of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Advisory Panel and she acts for and advises solicitors who are subject to disciplinary complaints, show cause events, suspensions and related proceedings. She has also acted for and advised peak professional bodies in relation to the prosecution of disciplinary matters before specialist Tribunals in NSW and the ACT.
Katherine Ruschen, Partner, Bartier Perry, Sydney
Katherine has 20 years’ experience practising in the areas of professional indemnity, public liability, medical negligence, management liabilities and public inquiries. Katherine has acted in a wide range of professional negligence and public liability claims and has represented clients in Royal Commissions and Coronial Inquiries.
Katherine regularly represents professionals from various industries, including legal, health and finance, in responding to consumer and disciplinary complaints and in connection with associated disciplinary action by industry regulatory bodies. Katherine has a deep understanding of the personal and professional issues that arise for professionals facing a claim, complaint, investigation, public inquiry or disciplinary action. She is regarded for the compassion and empathy she brings when working with her clients, while still providing clear, concise and frank legal advice.
Geoff Bartels, Bartels Business Lawyers, NSW
Over more than 4 decades Geoff has been advising business from sole proprietors to multi-nationals on their corporate and structural issues.
Firstly as a principal solicitor of the NSW Corporate Affairs Commission where he was responsible for regulation of public fund raising including Stock Exchange , Futures Exchange and un-listed raisings such as managed investment schemes. During this stage of Geoff’s career he was involved in advising on the documentation of over 200 investment schemes. He also did his fair share of white collar prosecution work and was involved with a number of high profile Special Investigations. Notable with another senior lawyer at the Commission he drafted the First Futures Markets Act.
As well as being a highly qualified and experienced lawyer Geoff brings to all his clients the experience of being not only a highly experienced company director with public company, banking and aged care experience but also an entrepreneur in his own right.
Heilala Tabete, Director – Client Engagement & Business Development, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Qld
Heilala coordinates the firm’s long-term strategic business goals, builds client relationships and identifies business opportunities.
In this role, she manages a growing team that looks after existing clients and prospects new clients.
Heilala was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2004, a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Fiji in 2005, and a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in 2013.
Articles by Heilala have been republished by Legalwise in seminar newsletter, she presents with Television Education Network (TEN) on legal marketing as a core CPD point for lawyers across Australia and she recently contributed on a Panel discussion hosted by the Fiji Law Society and the International Bar Association in Fiji on Working with international law firms and international business clients – top tips for business development.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This webinar is suitable for Commercial lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2020.
Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar. Lawyers can claim 3 CPD units – compulsory subjects. 1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management and Professional Skills.
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: email@example.com
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At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.