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Upcoming Webinars

23 October - Hot Cases in Family Law 2018

Jacky Campbell, Accredited Family Law Specialist, leads a discussion on recent, major family law cases.

Jacky is a partner of Forte Family Lawyers in Melbourne and has been working in family law for nearly 30 years. She has been Accredited as a Specialist in Family Law with the Law Institute of Victoria since 1991.

Jacky is the consultant editor of Wolters Kluwer’s Australian Family Law and Practice and has authored several chapters of our newly released book, Australian Master Family Law Guide.

14 November 2018 - Family Law - Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

Facilitated by the Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC, former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, a panel of Family Law thought leaders including Jacky Campbell, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Monica Blizzard, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Michele Brooks, Barrister and Mediator, look ahead to 2019 and discuss upcoming challenges and opportunities, including:

- Merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court

- Possible implications of the review of the family law system

21 November 2018 - Relief against forfeiture in sale of land transactions

Commercial property lawyers know the problem well. A vendor under a contract of sale of land terminates the contract and wants to take the purchaser’s deposit because the purchaser fails to tender the price on the due date. The purchaser alleges that circumstances exist which make the vendor’s exercise of those rights unconscionable. Perhaps the purchaser was given to understand more time would be allowed. Perhaps the purchaser made a mistake about its obligations, for example what was the due date for completion. Perhaps the delay resulted from circumstances beyond the purchaser’s control. Or possibly the termination will leave the vendor with a substantial windfall benefit conferred by work or money expended by the purchaser before settlement which enhanced the value of the land.

In such a dispute, the parties’ lawyers will need to consider the circumstances of the vendor’s exercise of its contractual rights to terminate and retain the deposit under the rubric of “relief against forfeiture”. In what circumstances will a court of equity regard the vendor’s reliance on those rights as unconscientious grant an order for specific performance or for the return of the deposit?

This webinar will review decisions of the High Court of Australia and other Courts to examine matters that are relevant, and matters that are irrelevant, in the answer to be given to those questions.

 

On Demand Webinars

Industrial manslaughter: Regulators get serious about jail time for safety offences

In October last year, Queensland became the first Australian state to introduce the offence of industrial manslaughter. Any person convicted will go to jail for up to 20 years and any company will be fined up to $10 million. While the ACT had already introduced this offence, this action by Queensland has now caused NSW, VIC and SA to seriously consider introducing the same.

This offence has been introduced to scare into action company directors and executives, and reflects a growing impatience by regulators with complacency toward workplace safety and, in particular, an ongoing acceptance that deaths at the workplace are unavoidable.

This webinar, Melissa Carnell, Senior Associate, Dentons will discuss the ramifications this ground-breaking change will have on attitudes towards workplace safety and what can be done by executives, safety professionals and lawyers to better protect themselves and their company.

Practical Guide to Termination of Commercial Leases

The recently enacted safe harbour legislation is designed to encourage informal corporate turnarounds for companies in the twilight zone of insolvency. However, as with any new law, there are potential broader implications outside of insolvency and a cross-over into employment, tax and property law.

This webinar covers some of the cross-overs with a focus on the termination of commercial leases in the safe harbour.

Exploring Unfair Contract Terms

Gilbert + Tobin's Tim Gole and Kirish Kularajah, discuss the law that protects individuals and small businesses from unfair contract terms, incl uding an update on cases and ACCC enforcement activity.

Practical Implications of the New Competition Law Changes

Significant changes to Australia’s competition laws commenced on 6 November 2017. The changes implement key recommendations of the Harper Panel’s review of Australian competition law and policy. Allens' Jacqueline Downes runs through the practical implications of these key changes.

Key Differences between the Family Law System in WA and the rest of Australia

Adam Somerville-Brown, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist and Dianne Caruso, Associate from Kim Wilson & Co lead a discussion around the key differences between the family law system in Western Australia and the rest of Australia

Managing Personal Relationships in the Workplace

In recent years, numerous scandals have played out in the media regarding outside of work relationships between employees that have gone sour, and in some cases led to sexual harassment complaints. The #metoo movement has also seen a spike in reports of sexual harassment and an increased awareness about employee rights to be protected from such behaviour.

This webinar explores the risks for employers of workplace romances gone wrong, including what employers can do in advance to manage these risks.

Tips on Drafting and Enforcing Executive Contracts

Danny King is a prominent employment lawyer who has recently been recognised as the highest-ranking woman in Australia for representation of executives by Doyles. In addition to running her own firm, Danny teaches Employment Law at UNSW and frequently hosts and presents at CLE events in the industry. In her webinar, Danny considers recent cases that are most useful in the practice of executive employment law. This takes the perspective of both the employer (and tricks that can be implemented to avoid traps), as well as the employee (and methods to undermine the employer’s case).

WHS liability for Directors, Officers, Managers

In this webinar, Athena Koelmeyer, Managing Director, Workplace Law, looks at the WHS liability for directors, officers and managers including: • Penalties under the WHS Act • PCBU, officers and workers duties • Who is an officer under the WHS Act and how can officers comply with their due diligence duty? • Some recent case law developments

Making better financial agreements in a post Thorne v Kennedy world

The High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy (2017) FLC 93-807 added complexity to the laws relating to financial agreements. Jacky Campbell, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist from Forte Family Lawyers provides practical tips for financial agreements in the wake of Thorne v Kennedy.

A Practical Guide to Interim Family Law Proceedings in 2018

This webinar will give you a practical guide to initiating and running interim family law proceedings in the FCC, in light of Practice Direction number 2 of 2017, which came into force as of 1 January 2018.

A conversation with the Chief Justice of the Family Law Court

This webinar is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO, appointed Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia on 13 October 2017.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for 13 years. His Honour is the Australian representative to the Hague Conference on Private International Law Experts’ Group on Parentage.

In this webinar, Chief Justice Pascoe discusses his extensive international work in the Hague and elsewhere.

Setting up Australia’s first Indigenous list in Family Law

A conversation with former Federal Circuit Court Judge Robyn Sexton

Hear from former Federal Circuit Court Judge Robyn Sexton on what inspired her to set up Australia’s first Indigenous list in family law.

Robyn will be joined by Rick Welsh, recipient of the NSW 2017 Aboriginal Justice Award and current sitting member of the Law Society of NSW’s Indigenous Issues Committee.

Property maintenance obligations of the Body Corporate in QLD

Hear from experienced barrister Marc Mercier as he provides a practical outline of maintenance obligations for a Body Corporate.