Seminars & Events

    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 99 York Street, Sydney

    Speaker: Pamela Suttor, Managing Partner, L Rundle & Co Lawyers 

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Colin Biggers & Paisley, Level 42, 2 Park Street, Sydney

    About the Seminar:  Where have my files gone?

    It is your duty as legal practitioners to protect your clients’ data you have stored for various matters and your responsibility to ensure it is not compromised.

    Consider these questions:·

    • Where are my legal files/data stored?
    • Who can access it?
    • Is it backed up?
    • Is it properly protected from malware?
    • What and where is this Cloud?
    • What can I do, to better manage security over my data?
    • What questions should I ask of IT staff/contractors, to ensure my data is protected?
    • Should I open that email?  Think twice before you click.         
    This will be a “manage my data 101” in non-tech speak and so you will know what questions to ask in the future.    

    *New membership applications  will receive a $50 discount off the membership fee.

    About the Speaker:  Allan Watt of  Digital Forensics is an industry leader with over 20 years of experience conducting digital forensic investigations.

    Allan Watt Digital Forensics is a company of highly qualified and discreet professionals, all with impeccable references. We are the “go to” professionals in all digital forensics matters.

    Allan leads the dedicated team of investigators and analysts who have years of experience in conducting investigations involving the extraction of evidence from electronic media.



    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    Speaker: Ben Sewell, Sewell & Kettle Solicitors  

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    Speaker: Rob Knowsley LL. B.

    Rob has been involved with the Legal Profession since 1970, and has spent most of his career working with growth-oriented practices.

    He founded Knowsley Management Services (KMS) in early 1988.

    Rob is passionate about assisting his fellow lawyers to benefit from building into their firms a strong ongoing capability to optimize their investments of education, money, time, and experience…to produce genuine profits.

    With a great depth of background in private practices, from small towns to major cities, and in Government roles, and his experience consulting to over 1345 firms in the last 29 years, Rob understands how to make big improvements in all manner of firms in relatively short periods of time.

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    About the seminar:  Australia is a land of migrants, living in an increasingly mobile, globalised, digital world. It is common for people to own property in multiple jurisdictions, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia or one of the 9 separate legal systems which make up Australia.[1] The laws of each jurisdiction can be fundamentally different in respect of administration and the transfer of property this can create enormous complexity in succession case.

    The conflict of law issues that are generally raised in these cases are:

    a. whether the court has jurisdiction to determine an action,

    b. the choice-of-law to be applied in the determination,

    c. where the law chosen is a foreign law how the content of that law is to be proven, and

    d. trusts and the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition in 1984

    There is also the European Succession Regulation (otherwise known as Brussels IV) that commenced on 17 August 2015 and is applicable to 25[2] out of 28 EU Member States, with the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark opting out. This new legislation gives Australian citizens a new advantage in that they can designate that property held in an EU country be decided on the law of their nationality

    Speaker: Jennifer Beck, Arbitrator/Barrister/Mediator


  • TBA

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


  • TBA

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    Speaker:   Netstripes / Business Connect

  • TBA

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    About the seminar:  This seminar will discuss major 2017 IP cases and developments.

    Speaker:  Anny Slater, Principal, Slaters Intellectual Property Lawyers 

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    About the seminar:  This session will provide an update on recent developments in retail lease matters including the recent amendments to the Retail Leases Act, 1994 (NSW).

    Speaker:  Fiona Bustos-McNeil, Barrister 

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    Speaker:   Netstripes / Business Connect

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

    Speaker:  Maxine Evers, Associate Dean (Education) UTS, Law

Past events

17 Aug 2017 Financial Agreements - Tricks and Traps (Substantive Law)
10 Aug 2017 The new Expert Code of Conduct and when you don't need to use it
03 Aug 2017 Illegal Contracts (Substantive Law)
29 Jun 2017 It's not Medication, It's not Meditation - It's Mediation
22 Jun 2017 Super Changes: Pre and Post 30 June 2017 (Substantive Law)
15 Jun 2017 Tax Issues arising from Deceased Estates (Substantive Law)
15 Jun 2017 Legal Expenses Insurance
08 Jun 2017 The Law of Compromise and Estate Litigation (Substantive Law)
01 Jun 2017 SMSFs and Taxation (Substantive Law)
25 May 2017 Small Business digital readiness (Practice Management and Business Skills)
18 May 2017 Construction Law Update
11 May 2017 Amendments to AVO legislation
04 May 2017 Elder Law - Positive Steps for Later Life
27 Apr 2017 Update on unfair dismissal and adverse action claims (Substantive Law)
13 Apr 2017 NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED TODAY
06 Apr 2017 Evidence gathering in civil litigation (Substantive Law)
05 Apr 2017 Update on Trust Accounts Compliance in 2017 (Practice management and business skills)
30 Mar 2017 Using Mareva Injunctions to prevent the dissipation of property and enforce judgments (Substantive Law/Professional Skills)
29 Mar 2017 Mastering your cross-examination skills (Professional Skills)
23 Mar 2017 Payroll Taxes (Substantive Law)
22 Mar 2017 Strata Law For Conveyancers (Substantive Law)
16 Mar 2017 NSW Costs Assessments and Costs Directions (Practice Management and Business Skills)
15 Mar 2017 The Name's Bond..."Building Bond" (Substantive Law)
09 Mar 2017 Intellectual Property - copyright, trademark and domain names (Substantive Law)
08 Mar 2017 Legal Ethics - What are they today ? (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
02 Mar 2017 Ethics Update (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
01 Mar 2017 Family Provisions Applications (Substantive Law)
23 Feb 2017 Control over superannuation in life and in death (Substantive Law)
22 Feb 2017 Property taxes – an overview covering duty, land tax, GST and foreign resident capital gains withholding (Substantive Law)
16 Feb 2017 A litigator’s guide to electronic evidence (Professional Skills)
15 Feb 2017 Most recent and seminal cases around bullying at work
09 Feb 2017 Unfair Contract provisions under the Competition and Consumer Act (Substantive Law)
08 Feb 2017 Stuck between a client and an ethical Hard Place (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
02 Feb 2017 End-to-end Electronic Conveyancing has arrived! Practice Management (Practice Management and Business Skills)
01 Feb 2017 Using the Evidence Act in Family Law proceedings (Substantive Law)
10 Nov 2016 Forgery and Mortgages – Risks for Practitioners of Failing to Confirm Signatures under the new s.56C of the Real Property Act (Substantive Law/Professional Skills)
03 Nov 2016 Practical Marketing Help - to deliver more work and better revenue (Practice Management and Business Skills)
27 Oct 2016 Immunities of the advocate and the expert: Implications of Attwells v Jackson Lalic decision (Professional Skills/Substantive Law)
21 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Cocktail Celebration
20 Oct 2016 Recent developments in the Land and Environment Court (Substantive Law)
13 Oct 2016 Family Provision Act claims under the Succession Act (Substantive Law)
06 Oct 2016 Appealing a Local Court decision (Substantive Law)
29 Sep 2016 Head in the Cloud: The Ethics & Risks of Working Online (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
27 Sep 2016 Superannuation : Current Issues and Developments (A Breakfast Seminar)
22 Sep 2016 Converting prospects to clients in your first conversation (Practice Management and Business Skills)
08 Sep 2016 Family Strife in later life: Yes, it can be handled well (Elder Law)
01 Sep 2016 Restraints of Trade (Substantive Law)
25 Aug 2016 The use of Arbitration in family law property matters (Substantive Law/Professional Skills)
18 Aug 2016 Duty of Care with regards to identifying, preventing and managing bullying and harassment in the workplace (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
11 Aug 2016 Contributory negligence after the Civil Liability Act (Substantive Law)
04 Aug 2016 Practical Considerations for Lawyers: The 2016 version of the Contract for Sale of Land (Professional Skills)
06 Jul 2016 Lunch With the Attorney-General, The Honourable Gabrielle Upton, MP
30 Jun 2016 Phoenix Activity: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Substantive Law)
23 Jun 2016 Litigation involving Trustees (Substantive Law)
16 Jun 2016 Employment Law in an Election Year (Substantive Law)
09 Jun 2016 The ethics of acting for clients with cognitive or mental health impairments (Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
02 Jun 2016 Debt recovery, procedural matters and practical considerations (Professional Skills)
26 May 2016 Transactional banking - adding value to professional service firms (Professional skills)
19 May 2016 Adopting new technology for an efficient legal practice (Professional Skills/Practice Management&Business Skills)
12 May 2016 Observations on the impact of the Uniform Law (Practice management and business skills)
10 May 2016 Law Week Breakfast. SOLD OUT EVENT
05 May 2016 The right to silence in the Family Court (Substantive Law)
28 Apr 2016 Taxation of goodwill on the sale of a business (Substantive law)
21 Apr 2016 The small business restructure rollover and the new Foreign Resident CGT Withholding Tax - 1 July 2016's big bang (Substantive Law)
14 Apr 2016 Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Substantive Law)
07 Apr 2016 Pleadings and Particulars in Commercial Litigation (Professional Skills)
24 Mar 2016 Hot Legal Topic for 2016: The Built Environment (Substantive Law)
23 Mar 2016 Statutory Interpretation (Professional skills/substantive law)
17 Mar 2016 Estate Planning and Small Business – Discretionary Trusts, Companies and Powers of Attorney (Substantive Law)
16 Mar 2016 Digital Forensics (Professional skills)
10 Mar 2016 Ethics Seminar
09 Mar 2016 Family Provision Claims - recent cases, current trends and hot topics (Substantive Law)
03 Mar 2016 Advanced Advocacy Skills for Solicitors (Professional Skills)
02 Mar 2016 LawCover (Practice Management and Business Skills)
25 Feb 2016 Supervision and Communication (Practice Management and Business Skills)
24 Feb 2016 Evidentiary requirements of ex-parte applications (Professional skills)
18 Feb 2016 Copyright, Trademark and Domain Name Update (Substantive Law)
17 Feb 2016 The New Bail Act, the 2015 amendments (Substantive Law)
11 Feb 2016 Strata Law Reforms (Substantive Law)
10 Feb 2016 Management and supervision of major commercial litigation (Substantive Law)
04 Feb 2016 Settling Proceedings:Tips and Traps (Professional Skills)
03 Feb 2016 Taxation on SMSFs (Substantive Law)
12 Nov 2015 Practical steps to make mediation effective and more cost effective
16 Oct 2015 Downing Centre Cocktail Function
01 Jul 2015 Luncheon
21 May 2015 Mental Illness is a Defence in Bankruptcy
14 May 2015 The Cloud, Big Data, Data Analytics
12 May 2015 2015 Law Week Breakfast
07 May 2015 Strata Title Law
30 Apr 2015 Intellectual Property - The Invisible Asset
23 Apr 2015 Summary criminal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court and Supreme Court of NSW
16 Apr 2015 The Application of Equitable Principles in Family Law
26 Mar 2015 General Cost Issues
19 Mar 2015 Understanding Parental Responsibility

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