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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 or call (02) 9151 2999 for more details.

07-Feb-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Mediation Strategies FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

In modern litigation, very few cases will reach a final hearing without having had at least some attempt at mediation. All practitioners must be equipped with the right skills to mediate effectively so their clients may take advantage of the opportunities that mediation presents. Ian and Adele will deal with a range of issues unique to mediation including:

  • effective but often overlooked mediation techniques;
  • structuring and documenting bespoke settlement agreements;
  • ethical issues that arise in the course of mediations.

Presenters: Ian Roberts SC, Adele Carr and Adam Casselden SC

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

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08-Feb-19 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Mediation Strategies (Repeat) FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

In modern litigation, very few cases will reach a final hearing without having had at least some attempt at mediation. All practitioners must be equipped with the right skills to mediate effectively so their clients may take advantage of the opportunities that mediation presents. Ian and Adele will deal with a range of issues unique to mediation including:

  • effective but often overlooked mediation techniques;
  • structuring and documenting bespoke settlement agreements;
  • ethical issues that arise in the course of mediations.

Presenters: Ian Roberts SC, Adele Carr and Adam Casselden SC as chair

Please Join us at 7:00 am for a light breakfast, which will be followed by the seminar at 7:30 am.

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13-Feb-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Litigation Essentials: Subpoenas FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

While they are an oft-used tool used in all manner of proceedings, the practicalities of subpoenas remain elusive to many.  In another one of Greenway Chambers’ Litigation Essentials series of CPDs, Scott Goodman SC, Ben Bradley and Declan Byrne will discuss:

  • drafting, filing and serving subpoenas;
  • obtaining access to / claiming privilege over documents produced;
  • making and defending applications to set aside subpoenas; and
  • the dark arts of the return of subpoena list held in the Supreme Court dungeon (otherwise known as Court 1A).

Presenters: Scott Goodman SC, Ben Bradley and Declan Byrne

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

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14-Feb-19 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Litigation Essentials: Subpoenas (Repeat) 11 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

While they are an oft-used tool used in all manner of proceedings, the practicalities of subpoenas remain elusive to many. In another one of Greenway Chambers’ Litigation Essentials series of CPDs, Scott Goodman SC, Ben Bradley and Declan Byrne will discuss:

  • drafting, filing and serving subpoenas;
  • obtaining access to / claiming privilege over documents produced;
  • making and defending applications to set aside subpoenas; and
  • the dark arts of the return of subpoena list held in the Supreme Court dungeon (otherwise known as Court 1A).

Presenters: Scott Goodman SC, Ben Bradley and Declan Byrne

Please Join us at 7:00 am for a light breakfast, which will be followed by the seminar at 7:30 am.

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19-Feb-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Successfully making (and defeating) delay claims: some key things to consider 16 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

It’s often hard to establish a delay claim. It can be just as hard to defeat one. Delay expert Ian McIntyre of Advisian, Lucas Shipway and Julie Wright will:

  • Outline some top tips on how to make a claim convincing;
  • Identify what to look for when defending a claim; and
  • Bring you some real-world experiences from a seasoned expert.

Presenters: Ian McIntyre, Lucas Shipway and Julie Wright

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

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21-Feb-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Expert Evidence in Technology and Construction Cases: Makita & Bank of Ireland v Watts Group & beyond 9 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

The lay witnesses contradict each other; the law is messy; you rely on the experts to guide the way home. And that’s where the trouble starts. 

As a practitioner working with experts, you need to know more than just the basics. You have to be across the Evidence Act, the overarching obligations, the Code (which you once knew as Schedule K) and be on top of Makita, as interpreted. Then, cue the shark and bring in Bank of Ireland v Watts.

Tony ThomasJulie Wright and Adele Carr are rebooting their CPD to give you:

  • A refresher on fundamental principles (Julie Wright)
  • A summary of the latest cases interpreting or adding to Makita  (Adele Carr)
  • A focused update on where the law (UK focus) is heading. That’s where Bank of Ireland comes in. (Tony Thomas)

It’s short, sharp and focused. The hour will fly by.

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28-Feb-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Contract termination 4 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

Terminating a contract

Stephen Ipp will discuss:

  • Identifying the right to terminate
  • Terminating for breach and terminating for repudiation
  • Terminating under contract and terminating at common law
  • Terminating under the new Ipso Facto regime
  • Rights and remedies on termination 

Edward Cox SC will discuss:

  • Equitable limitations on termination of a contract
  • Waiver and election
  • Estoppel 

Presenters: Edward Cox SC and Stephen Ipp

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

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05-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Ethical challenges that can arise during the mediation process 9 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

With the rise in the percentage of litigated matters being referred to compulsory mediation, Malcolm Scott, Ben Bradley and Michael Connor will have a look at some of the ethical challenges that can arise during the mediation process. This will be an informative discussion on professional responsibilities as well as some of the more challenging issues that may arise in a mediation setting.

Presenters: Malcolm Scott, Ben Bradley and Michael Connor

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

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07-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Section 5O - Gould 11 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

How does a defendant clinician or hospital in a medical negligence claim establish a defence under s 5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002?

Over the last 16 years, the legal approach to determining a clinician’s liability for medical negligence has been evolving since the common law was transformed with the commencement of Part 1A of the Act.

From Dobler and McKenna to Sparks and now Gould, different judicial approaches to the legal construction of s 5O of the Act means that there is to date no definitive formula for defendants to rely on. That said, while litigants wait for the law to become more settled, there is certainly a prudent course available that defendants should take in relation to pleading and establishing the s 5O defence.

Presenters: Richard Cheney SC, Richard Sergi and Ben Bradley

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

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12-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Suppression Orders: Navigating the treacherous waters 44 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

You don’t practice in crime. You’ll never need to know how to negotiate around the nightmare of suppression orders and Crime Commission notices.

Think again.

Julie Wright and Tony Thomas will give you the basics, the intermediate and the advanced. 

Sometimes, clever marketing blurbs (like this one) are underselling the reality.

In the wake of recent news reports, or lack thereof, there’s never been a hotter topic. 

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

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14-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Obtaining costs in the Fair Work Commission 25 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

The Fair Work Commission is usually described as a ‘no costs’ jurisdiction. Yet costs can be sought and obtained. Ingmar Taylor, Oshie Fagir and Lucy Saunders will discuss:

  • When costs can be obtained
  • Whether costs can be sought against a practitioner; and
  • Obtaining security for costs

Presenters: Ingmar Taylor SC, Oshie Fagir and Lucy Saunders

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

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21-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Security of Payments - 2018 Amendments 12 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

In November 2018, the NSW Parliament passed legislation amending the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). Amongst other things, those reforms reinstate the requirement for payment claims to state that they are made under the Act, abandon the concept of reference dates, significantly increase penalties and create expansive new investigation and enforcement powers.

Frank Hicks SC, Adele Carr and Declan Byrne will provide an overview of the amendments, as well as their likely impact on contract administration, adjudication and litigation.

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

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28-Mar-19 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Coronial Inquests 12 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales

Appearing in the coronial jurisdiction. Richard Sergi and Hernan Pintos-Lopez present an outline and guide for practitioners as follows:

  • A unique jurisdiction
  • Preparation
  • Practice and procedure
Presenters: Richard Sergi, Hernan Pintos-Lopez and Adam Casselden SC
 
Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

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