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Greenway Chambers’ CPD program is available to all legal professionals. Please check back here for information on upcoming events. Alternatively, email our clerk, Tobias, or call (02) 9151 2999 for more details.

08-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Expert evidence: the latest big cases, rule changes and international trends. And a few notable train wrecks. 19 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

A year is a long time in expert evidence. The new briefing and conduct rules are keeping us on our toes. Makita is more relevant than ever. And the era of the expert-as-advocate is well and truly over.

Building on their earlier presentations, Tony Thomas and Julie Wright – now joined by Adele Carr - will bring you up to speed on:

  • the cases that you need to understand;
  • the new rules that have changed the expert evidence landscape;
  • the impact of these cases and reforms on the preparation and presentation of all expert evidence, including reports, joint reports and concurrent evidence.

And they'll give you a short, sharp update on international trends that are heading our way.

Presenters: Tony Thomas, Julie Wright and Adele Carr 

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Professional Skills

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15-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Jurisdiction and error under the Building & Construction Security of Payment 30 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

What is jurisdiction? When is a fact jurisdictional? What are the consequences of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional errors? Some of these questions were considered by the High Court in 2017, in Southern Han v Lewence Construction. Will the rest be answered by the High Court in Probuild Constructions v Shade Systems and Maxcon Constructions v Vadasz in 2018? 

In this presentation, Natasha Case and Julie Wright get back to the basics and fill you in on what the High Court has said so far. 

Presenters: Julie Wright and Natasha Case, Chaired by: Ian Roberts SC 

Please join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Substantive Law. 

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22-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

A practical guide to restraints and contractual clauses 23 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

In this seminar, Lucy Saunders will take you through some tips and the common pit-falls when drafting non-competition and non-solicitation restraints. In particular, Lucy will discuss when it is appropriate to include a non-competition clause, how to draft an enforceable non-solicitation clause and in what circumstances a non-dealing clause should be included.

Dilan Mahendra will then step you through a practical guide when it comes to enforcing restraints including how to successfully obtain injunctive relief or how to defend such proceedings, and how different strategies can and should be employed depending on the circumstances of each case.

Presenters: Dilan Mahendra and Lucy Saunders, Chair: Ingmar Taylor SC

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Professional Skills

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28-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Developing and implementing policies and procedures in the workplace 40 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Having employment policies is important but is not an end in itself. They should be relevant; up to date with recent case law and legislative changes; and all staff should know what they are, where to find them and their obligations under those policies. We will look at some of the case law regarding Work Health & Safety Act, discrimination law and employment/industrial legislation and assist you to understand:

  1. What are the key policies that every employer should have; 
  2. What are the key aspects they should cover; and 
  3. How ought they be implemented in a way that reduces (and does not increase!) the employer's potential liability. 

Presenters: Ingmar Taylor SC and Kellie Edwards.

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point - Practice Management & Business Skills  

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08-Mar-18 5:15PM - 7:00PM

Competent professional practice as a defence - section 5O of the Civil Liability Act & "Single apportionable claims" - the application of proportionate liability to multiple causes of action 27 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Competent professional practice as a defence - section 5O of the Civil Liability Act

Evidence that establishes a professional acted in a manner widely accepted by peer professional opinion as competent professional practice may provide a defence to a claim of ‘professional negligence’, provided that the opinion is not irrational.

The defence applies to all claims for damages (whether brought in tort, contract or otherwise) where harm results from a professional’s failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, and may avail design, building, engineering, property, accounting, medical and other professionals.

Richard Cheney SC will discuss recent s.5O authorities, the ‘irrationality’ exception in s.5O(2), tips for ensuring s.5O evidence is put in proper form, and ways such evidence might be undermined.

“Single apportionable claims” – the application of proportionate liability to multiple causes of action

The proportionate-liability legislation seeks to deal with multiple causes of action via the concept of a “single apportionable claim”, a concept that has proved troublesome for the courts. When can a defendant be sure that the claims against him or her are entirely apportionable such that joining other wrongdoers is unnecessary? Lucas Shipway will explain how this concept works in practice and what it means for plaintiffs and defendants.

Presenters: Richard Cheney SC & Lucas Shipway.

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Substantive Law.

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22-Mar-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Litigation Essentials - Effective Affidavits 15 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Affidavits are a central feature of modern litigation. This CPD focusses on how to maximise the effect of your affidavits, by reference to admissibility requirements, formalities, observations from the Courts and our experiences. Including some tips and traps for practitioners of all levels.

Presenters: Scott Goodman SC, Natasha Case and Derek Hand 

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Professional Skills 

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