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 Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Lawyers – a national webinar for lawyers

Date: Wednesday 17th November 2021
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

This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2022.

Session 1: Professional Skills

Should My Client Accept That Offer? Determining When To Settle And When To Keep Fighting

A prudent party should settle if (but only if) terms of settlement offer value which exceeds the value of the party’s litigation position.  But without a methodology for the valuation of the litigation position, a party can’t make that assessment. This practical session provides a novel and practical methodology for the valuation of a party’s litigation position.  It provide a valuable set of tools for solving that seemingly imponderable dilemma: should my client accept the offer on the table, or litigate?  It covers:

  • 3-step methodology for the overall valuation of a party's litigation position:
    • probability-weighted valuation of monetary claims and exposures
    • monetising the value of non-monetary ancillary advantages and disadvantages of litigation (eg, stress, opportunity cost, reputation damage)
    • monetising the value of the risk associated with the litigation
  • The relevance of that methodology for determining a party’s “bottom line” – the worst offer the party should accept, in preference to litigation
  • The relevance of the methodology to settlement and litigation strategy
  • Practical case studies

Session 2: Practice Management & Business Skills

Cyber Security: Managing Risk and Control in Your Legal Practice

No one wants to be the target of a cyber security attack. However, lawyers are particularly vulnerable and every practitioner has a professional obligation to be cyber safe. This session examines the key issues, including:

  • Understanding your cyber security risk
  • Why law firms are a constant target
  • Some common threats explained and what practitioners should do to avoid a cyber attack when working from home
  • Warning clients about cyber security risks
  • Spotlight on work-from-home cyber security issues
  • Key cyber security checklists from a firm audit perspective
  • Consequences of a successful cyber-attack or data breach
  • Case studies

Session 3:  Legal Ethics

Calling it Quits: Practical and Ethical Dimensions of Ceasing to Act

At what point do you make the call to cease to act for a client? The practical and ethical issues ca be difficult to navigate, however this session steps you through the process. It covers:

  • Understanding circumstances where a practitioner can and/or should cease to act for a client
  • Navigating difficult or underperforming clients
  • Importance of your retainer
  • Civil Procedure rules regarding withdrawal of practitioner
  • Some ethical dilemmas when ceasing to act:
    • when opposing a self-represented litigant
    • the duty lawyers have to the court
    • when case have been set for trial
    • other
  • Ethical issues arising after ceasing to act
  • When is it appropriate to discuss application for leave to file notice ceasing to act?
  • Applications to file notice of ceasing to act – a jurisdictional review
  • Which parties must be notified and in what form?
  • Case studies
Live Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Lawyers – a national webinar for lawyers

Hugh Stowe, Barrister & Mediator, Sydney

Hugh Stowe is a member of 5th Floor Wentworth Chambers, and has been at the bar for 20 years.  He practices in equity and commercial litigation, with specialisation in insolvency,  corporations law, and restraint of trade.  He has an undergraduate degree from Sydney University, and a Master of Laws from Cambridge. 

Before coming to the Bar, he practised at the firms now known as Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons, and was the Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.  He has also lectured in law in the University of Durham, in the UK.

Has written papers and delivered seminars on various topics while at the bar, including expert evidence, legal professional privilege, the ethics of witness preparation, corporations law, bias, restraint of trade, settlement and mediation strategy. 

Live Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Lawyers – a national webinar for lawyers

Alexandra Wedutenko, Consultant, Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Canberra

A leading Government and ICT lawyer as voted by Best Lawyers Australia, Alexandra Wedutenko has an enviable reputation for her success in strategic procurement and governance.

Specialising in complex services agreements in a regulated environment, ICT, select sourcing and business process sourcing, Alexandra has acted for a range of private sector and government clients. She acts for and understands the requirements of clients in industries where security and availability of supply are critical. 

Through her previous roles as a General Counsel and senior executive in government, Alexandra has a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by government agencies and their concerns about compliance and risk identification and management.

Live Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Lawyers – a national webinar for lawyers

David Bailey, Barrister, Melbourne

David is a member of the Victorian Bar, and has been in legal practice for over 40 years. He has a strong interest in dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. He was a founding member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration board and served on it from 1985 to 2010; he is a fellow of ACICA and a fellow of the Resolution Institute and the first Chair of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia . David is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Victoria University where he teaches Commercial Arbitration. He regularly presents papers on civil litigation and dispute resolution for the Law Institute, Leo Cussen Institute, Legalwise and other bodies. He is the senior author of Civil Procedure Victoria and the author of Discovery and Interrogatories, Australia published by Lexis Nexis.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2022.


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 & Business Skills 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 protected]

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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).

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 Price:   $396.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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