When the Gloves Come Off in Commercial Disputes: One Day Online Masterclass

Masterclass,Commercial Law,When the Gloves Come Off in Commercial Disputes: One Day Online Masterclass
Thursday 29 April 2021

9am to 4.35pm AEST

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This masterclass is bookable as a whole day or you may book to attend just the morning or afternoon.

Morning: Drafting Commercial Contracts with the End in Mind

When it comes to preparing commercial contracts, it pays to keep the end in mind. The morning sessions examine the key challenges that can arise in commercial contracts and how you can best future-proof your client’s position.

  • Tears Before Bedtime: Drafting Effective Early Termination Clauses
    • All contracts come to an end eventually, often by completion but also by early termination. This session will explore options for drafting effective early termination clauses in contracts.
  • Safeguarding Against Insolvency in Commercial Relationships
    • Business relationships are always fraught with risk, and now even more so during times of economic downturn. What protections are available to a supplier of goods or services against the risk of insolvency by a contracting party? This session will examine supply chain risks and how practitioners can assist their clients to minimise their risks of exposure to a contractor’s insolvency and voidable preference claims.
  • The Unfair Contract Regime: Unpacking the New Landscape
    • The unfair contracts regime is set for a significant shakeup, with further protections to be provided to small businesses entering into standard form contracts. With strong civil penalties on the horizon, it has never been more important for commercial lawyers and their clients to be across the new landscape.

Afternoon: Managing Commercial Disputes

Despite the best of intentions, all commercial relationships run the risk of turning sour. When the gloves come off, are you equipped to put your client’s best foot forward? The afternoon sessions examine the key issues, including damages for breach of commercial agreements, drafting a defence in commercial litigation, and maximising the impact of alternative dispute resolution.

  • Counting the Costs of Damages for Breach of Commercial Agreements
    • Breach of commercial agreements present many potential economic claims against the defaulting part. This session focuses on what is and is not claimable, including recent case law developments.
  • Drafting a Defence in Commercial Litigation: Strategy and Procedure
    • There is a mistaken belief amongst some practitioners that drafting a defence is a simple process. However, practitioners overlook the defence at their peril. A well-drafted defence has the client’s outcome in mind and a clear understanding of the facts and elements required to prove your client’s position. This session looks at how to draft effective defences
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Maximising the Impact
    • Use of ADR has become almost mainstream now in managing commercial disputes. However, understanding the strategies that go with it may not be so well understood. This session focuses on these strategies and how they are applied.

Stephanie Lambert, HFW Australia, Sydney [morning chair]

Dr Allison Stanfield, Solicitor Director, Lantern Legal, Sydney

Philip Bambagiotti, Barrister, St James Hall Chambers, Sydney

Adrian Kuti, Partner, Clayton Utz, Sydney

Brenda Tronson, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney [afternoon chair]

Caroline Hutchinson, Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Sydney

Steven Brown, Chairman, Etienne Lawyers, Sydney

Daniel Allman, Senior Associate, Norton Rose, Sydney


Lawyers will earn 6 CPD units (substantive law).

All delegates who attend the masterclass will receive a CPD Certificate.


All delegates will receive video recordings of all sessions following the live event.


If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this masterclass the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration

  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration

  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To access this discount simply use the multiple registration option on our website. You can complete all of the registrations in one action and the discount will automatically be applied.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: SXCAPR21
 Price:   $990.00 (Inclusive of GST)