10 CPD Points in One Day in Adelaide

Has 31 March come around sooner than expected?

 

Would you prefer to complete all your CPD requirements in a single day instead of piecing together CPD units gradually? Are you interested in attending the entire day or just a few specific sessions? Do you want the flexibility to attend some sessions in person and others online? Do you want to stay current with the latest legal updates?

 

If your answer to any of these questions is 'yes,' then this program is for you!

Thursday, 14 March 2024
Session 1: Family, Trusts and Estates Law Roundup

Chair: Christopher Brohier, Barrister, Elizabeth Mews

7.30am to 8.30am New Key Legislation: Family Law Amendment Bill 2023: What Does it Mean for Practitioners
  • Changes to Parenting Framework: highlighting legislative amendments
  • Concept of ‘Parental Responsibility’: change in orders
  • Enforcement of child related orders: timing of contravention orders
  • Independent children’s lawyers: requirement to meet the child
  • Restraint of ‘Harmful Proceedings’: court’s power for summary dismissal
  • Overarching purpose of family law practice: costs consequences

Presented by Rose Cocchiaro, Founding Partner, Resolve Divorce; Accredited Specialist in Family Law; Recommended Family & Divorce Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2022

8.30am to 9.30am Wills, Estates and Succession Case Update: Critical Decisions Impacting Your Practice

Explore important recent cases in Wills, Estates and Succession law, that you need to know to provide the best possible advice to your clients.

Presented by: Mark Jappe, Director, Adelta Legal

9.30am to 10.30am South Australian Trust Deeds

This session considers some common issues around trust deeds from a South Australian perspective including:

  • Beneficiaries: who do we want and can we change them
  • Trustee’s powers and benefits
  • Perpetuity issues when holding interstate assets
  • Extending vesting

Presented by Julie Van der Velde, Principal, VdV Legal; Trust and Estate Practitioner

Session 2: Commercial Law and Contracts Update

Chair: Kristie Molloy, Barrister, Legoe Chambers

10.45am to 11.45am How Can Unfair Contract Terms Risk Be Addressed? Changes to the Contract Law and Latest Developments in Regulatory Action
  • New regime versus old regime:  A recap on where we are and what is different under the new regime: What does the increased reach of the new regime mean for you?

Presented by Josh Simons, Partner, Thomson Geer; Best Lawyers 2022, Competition Law, Regulatory Practice, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, and Privacy and Data Security Law; Preeminent Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2021

1.15pm to 2.15pm Obsolete Encumbrances and Easements: A Legal Journey Through Forgotten Pathways
  • Easements, indefeasibility and impact of encumbrances
  • When might an easement or encumbrance become obsolete?
  • Removal of an easement or encumbrance: Is it possible?
  • Recent case law

Presented by Chris Kelly, Partner, Thomson Geer; Recommended Property and Real Estate Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2019 to 2023.  Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year – Leasing (SA) 2024, Recognised 2019 to 2024

Description

Attend and earn 10 CPD units including:
6 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Practical Legal Ethics
1 unit in Practice Management or Business Skills
1 unit in Professional Skills
1 unit in Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment

This program is based on SA legislation

Practical Legal Ethics
2.15pm to 3.15pm The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

While AI presents great potential, it also raises ethical concerns in its application within the legal profession and beyond.

In this session, we will cover the legal and ethical challenges of AI, including:

  • Use of AI by legal practitioners
  • Ethics of training of AI
  • How AI biases and hallucinations can cross ethical boundaries
  • Privacy implications of using AI
  • Individual responsibility for AI outputs

Presented by Paul Gordon, Partner, Wallmans Lawyers

Professional Skills
4.30pm to 5.30pm Dealing with Difficult, Unreasonable or Emotional Clients

What to do when dealing with clients who:

  • Refuse to accept advice
  • Misquote you or others in the firm
  • Use abusive language towards lawyers and staff
  • Mislead you
  • Want you to behave unprofessionally

Presented by Simon Bourne, Principal, SMB Workplace & Employment Law  

11.45am to 12.45pm Business Succession: Structuring Buy-Sell Agreements
  • What is a Buy-Sell Agreement and when is one needed?
  • Interaction with Shareholders Agreements and Partnership Agreements
  • Key clauses and their purpose
  • Valuation methodologies, insurance and trigger events
  • Aligning with estate planning documents

Presented by Ben Wilson, Partner, CCK Lawyers; Chartered Tax Adviser

Session 3: Property Law Update

Chair: Kristie Molloy, Barrister, Legoe Chambers

Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment
3.15pm to 4.15pm Respect@Work: Update and consideration of the AHRC’s new inquiry and enforcement powers

In recent times we have seen significant legislative change in the area of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employers now have a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Fair Work Commission has expanded powers to deal with sexual harassment disputes in the workplace, the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Costs Protection) Bill has recently been introduced into Parliament which, if passed, will permit the awarding of costs in AHRC matters only where proceedings are initiated vexatiously or without reasonable cause, and from 12 December 2023, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) will have new powers to investigate and enforce compliance with the positive duty in the Sex Discrimination Act 1985 (Cth) (SDA).

 

Importantly, the legal industry is one of the industries that new Sex Discrimination Commissioner Anna Cody (who is a lawyer herself) has warned she will be looking into when the AHRC’s powers come into force in December.

 

This session will discuss the impact of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in the legal profession and look at what law firms need to be doing to comply with the new positive duty in the SDA. We will also include a discussion of any action taken by the AHRC against employers using its new enforcement powers (if there are any developments in this area by the time of this seminar).

To the extent that there are published decisions available, this session will also consider any recent FWC cases dealing with sexual harassment disputes in the expanded jurisdiction.

Presented by Emily Slaytor, Special Counsel, Piper Alderman; Rising Star Employment & WHS, Doyle’s Guide 2022

Practice Management or Business Skills
5.30pm to 6.30pm Mental Health Issues for Lawyers: It’s Okay Not to be Okay…. Or is it?

Anita offers a fresh perspective on addressing the rising concerns regarding mental health in the legal profession, drawing from her extensive 15 years of experience in both private and community legal sectors, as well as her contributions to the recent South Australian Law Reform review of the Mental Health Act. This promises to be an engaging talk about protecting your mental health from all those who would seek to destroy it.

 

This will include:

  • Common themes in practice which impact your mental health;
  • Identifying mental health concerns, in yourself and others;
  • Steps to prevent little problems becoming big obstacles;
  • Seeking help without impacting your career;
  • What to do if you or someone you know is not okay; and
  • Establishing protections to prevent mental health deterioration.

Presented by Anita Brunacci, Special Counsel, DBH Lawyers

Session 4: All Your Required CPD Units in One Session

Chair: Kristie Molloy, Barrister, Legoe Chambers

10.30am to 10.45am Morning Tea
4.15pm to 4.30pm Afternoon Break
Testimonials

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"Excellent and informative presentation."
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"Excellent presentation with clear case law and explanation"

Presenters


Mr. Paul Gordon, Partner,
Paul has a broad commercial skill set, with specialisation in the areas of technology, media law, intellectual property and corporate governance. He is one of Adelaide’s leading experts on social media and privacy law, having been recognised in Doyles Guide for Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and for Leading Intellectual Property lawyers. Additionally, in 2021, Paul and our Intellectual Property practice were recognised in the pre-eminent national Australasian Lawyer Awards, as 5-Star Intellectual Property Lawyers and Firms. Paul provides advice through the entire lifecycle of a business – from incorporation, establishment and structuring, to contracts and other commercial agreements, competition and consumer law issues and matters regarding online brand management and marketing. His experience extends to commercialisation of new technologies, brand protection, complex trade mark prosecutions and defences, copyright and patent disputes, domain name disputes, defamation, litigation and general commercial advisory services. He has particular interest in corporate governance, assisting organisations across the not for profit, technology, education, agriculture, start up, health and research sectors. Paul also works with wine and beverage clients with brand protection and contract drafting including distribution and export agreements. As a result of his experience, Paul was named amongst Australia’s Best Lawyers in Commercial Law. Paul is a sought after speaker at technology and online law conferences, a guest presenter on radio programs and is an author of various publications discussing the intersection of technology and the law and current trends in social media. In 2013, Paul was named the Young Lawyer of the Year, recognising his professional excellence and contributions to the legal profession and the community at large. Paul is the Managing Director of an online ticketing company, has held a number of board directorships and was also a part owner of a boutique law firm, and as such, has a unique appreciation of issues facing business, and the need for a practical outlook and commercially feasible results.


Mr. Mark Jappe, Director,
Mark Jappe is a nationally accredited mediator and was admitted to practice in 1996 after obtaining Bachelor degrees in both Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide. Mark worked in two of Adelaide’s leading law firms before starting his own firm, Jappe & Associates, specialising solely in wills and estates. In 2013 Jappe & Associates merged with Adelta Legal, where Mark continues to offer specialist assistance with all aspects of wills and estates and in particular estate litigation. Mark is particularly well known for his work as a litigator, specialising primarily in contested estate matters in the Supreme Court. Mark is commonly appointed by the Court to act as litigation guardian for parties who, due to either being minors or suffering from a disability, are unable to act on their own behalf. He has also been appointed by the Court to administer deceased estates while potential beneficiaries engage in litigation. Mark is known both for his tenacity in litigation and for his practical and creative approach to resolving disputes. In addition, Mark enjoys assisting clients with their estate planning and is experienced in obtaining grants of letters of administration and probate and assisting clients to finalise the estates of loved ones. Mark is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and has served on its Succession Law Committee since 2007. Mark has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent estate litigation lawyer and as a leading estate planning lawyer. Outside of the law, Mark serves on the Board of the Mendelson Foundation, a charitable trust which awards scholarships to students who are resident in the West Torrens Council area. When he is not busy assisting clients, Mark is a keen bridge player, having represented both his State and his country.


Ms Kristie Molloy, Barrister,
Kristie is a barrister and Head of Legoe Chambers. She has acted as Counsel in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions. She practised for many years as a solicitor in the injury jurisdiction, in both defendant and plaintiff law firms. Kristie provides Counsel assistance to solicitors in all aspects of injury claims, including providing Opinions on liability and quantum, advices on evidence, assistance when formulating claims, participating in settlement negotiations and running trials. Kristie also specialised in all aspects of defendant criminal law, including guilty pleas, conducting jury trials and appellate work. Kristie currently teaches law at Flinders University and has previously taught at Adelaide University and in the Law Society's GDLP program. She is the Topic Coordinator for Evidence (in both the undergraduate degree and in the Juris Doctor degree) as well as PLT: Criminal Practice & Advocacy. She is also a lecturer in PLT: Transactional Legal Practice. Kristie is a member of the SA Bar Association, SA Law Society and a panel member for the Litigation Assistance Fund.


Mr. Benjamin Wilson, Partner, CCK Lawyers
Ben is a partner with CCK Lawyers. He was admitted to practice law in 2001 and appointed a partner in 2008. He is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and a fellow of the Tax Institute. He is a former state chair of the Tax Institute, and its South Australian Professional Development Committee. Ben is an excellent lawyer, highly regarded in tax circles and an experienced adviser on corporate and commercial transactions and private wealth and estate planning matters. He advises on all aspects of taxation and revenue law, including in the context of sales of businesses, restructures, business succession and other corporate transactions. Ben also assists clients with putting in place comprehensive shareholders agreements, partnership agreements and associated buy-sell agreements. Ben has led countless business sales and acquisitions, restructures and corporate governance matters ranging from small family business transactions to multimillion dollar corporate deals.


Mr. Chris Kelly, Partner,
Chris practises in a diverse range of property law, with a strong focus on leasing and major commercial acquisitions as well as renewable energy and infrastructure projects. Chris regularly acts for vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants and developers. He has expertise in the preparation of numerous property documents with varying levels of complexity including contracts for sale, leases, easements, encumbrances, land divisions and caveats. He also regularly undertakes property related due diligence. Chris has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Leasing law (2020 and 2021). Chris has also been recognised by Doyle's Guide in 2019 and 2020 as a recommended Property and Real Estate Lawyer. He was also recommended by Doyle’s Guide in Health and Aged Care in 2019 and previously as a National Rising Star in the Property & Real Estate space in both 2016 and 2017. In 2019 Chris was a finalist in the Property Council of SA's Young Property Professional of the Year awards. Chris has guest lectured at Flinders University of South Australia and regularly speaks at property seminars for the Property Council of Australia and the Australian Property Institute. He holds a commerce degree with a major in accounting and currently sits on the SA Property Council's Diversity Committee.


Simon Bourne, Principal, SMB Workplace & Employment Law
Simon completed a Bachelor's degree in Laws and Legal Practice at Flinders University in September 2009 and is admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia. In addition to his experience at Bourne Lawyers, Simon has worked for the Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and practised as a solicitor with a commercial insurance firm in Melbourne. Simon is nationally recognised for his expertise in employment and industrial law and is committed to providing practical advice to enable clients to achieve excellent results without undue cost and delay in all areas of his practice. Simon is a current member of the Law Society of South Australia, the Australian Labour Lawyers Association, the Society of Labour Lawyers SA and the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia.


Ms. Emily Slaytor, Special Counsel,
Emily joined Piper Alderman as a Special Counsel in 2021, after having relocated to Adelaide from Sydney where she worked for a specialist employment law firm. She has around 10 years’ experience practicing as an employment and industrial relations lawyer, assisting and advising employers on how to manage their legal obligations and risks, and navigate employment-related issues. Emily has acted for a diverse range of employers across both the private and public sector, at a national level. She has conducted numerous investigations for clients in relation to bullying and harassment matters and internal employment disputes, and regularly assists clients in the areas of managing long and short term injured workers, difficult workers compensation claims, performance management and disciplinary issues, discrimination and harassment, as well as unfair dismissal and general protections claims.


Mr. Josh Simons, Partner,
Josh Simons is an IP and competition & consumer law specialist. Josh's competition practice encompasses competition and regulatory issues affecting mergers, commercial supply arrangements and dealings with consumers. Clients seek Josh's advice on dealings with the ACCC and other regulators, and he regularly conducts compliance training and presents seminars on competition and consumer law issues. Josh has been Deputy Chair of the Law Council's Competition and Consumer Law Committee since 2012. He led the Committee's working group on the extension of unfair contracts terms provisions to small business contracts, and attended a number of meetings with Commonwealth Treasury on the development of the new legislation., Josh is recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading competition and regulatory lawyer, and has twice been named Regulatory Lawyer of the Year in the SA market.,


Mr Christopher Brohier, Barrister,
Christopher Brohier was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of SA and the High Court in 1981. He joined the Independent Bar in 1993. In his 27 years at the Independent Bar he has appeared in complex matters in the High Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and District Court. He has appeared in complex testamentary matters such as removing an executor, forcing the distribution of an estate, challenges to wills on the grounds of want of testamentary capacity and many claims under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972. He has been in numerous difficult and successful mediations in estate and other commercial and civil matters. Christopher is a nationally accredited mediator.


Ms Rose Cocchiaro, Founding Partner,
Rose Cocchiaro is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Divorce Coach and the Founder and Managing Partner of Resolve Divorce. Rose is a true innovator and passionate driving force behind Resolve Divorce and an acknowledged thought leader in the family law space. Resolve Divorce is South Australia's largest specialist family law firm with the highest concentration of Accredited Specialists in the state, many of whom are also qualified Divorce Coaches. Their aim is to improve the way people in our community experience divorce and support clients to restructure their families in a way that achieves strategic legal and emotional outcomes that positively influence their lives. Rose believes in supporting the community to demand more from their legal experience during divorce. She is determined to disrupt the legal industry to promote social change. As a multi-award finalist in many prestigious awards categories including winner of the 2019 Thought Leader of the year at the national law awards. In addition, we were named Australia's Boutique Law Firm of the Year for 2023. Named as a leading Family Law firm in Doyle's guide every year running. Rose has established herself as an industry leader through her innovative, non-traditionalist, and customer centric approach to the practice of family law.


Julie Van der Velde, Principal, VdV Legal
SME Chartered Tax Advisor of the year for 2017, Julie Van der Velde TEP is the founder of VdV Legal, a specialist commercial law practice in the Adelaide CBD. VdV Legal specialises in taxation law and wealth management structures. Julie provides tax and equity opinions and advices for a variety of business structures and transactions and has significant experience advising on business succession, estate planning and restructuring. Specialising in small and medium business Julie has a particular interest in matters involving intergenerational transfer and business succession. She has over 25 years’ experience and is regularly recommended by Doyles Guide most recently in 2023.


Anita Brunacci, Special Counsel, DBH Lawyers
Anita has over 10 years experience in all aspects of Family Law including children’s matters, property settlements, financial agreements and child support. Knowing that no two families are ever the same Anita believes in using alternative dispute mechanisms wherever possible to reach the best outcomes for her clients and works closely with the South Australian Law Reform Institute to support legislative change to benefit all South Australians including in the areas of Surrogacy, Family Violence and Support Structures. Anita is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of South Australia and the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

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Venue
Hilton Adelaide

Level 2, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide 

Directions

Hilton Adelaide is centrally located in Victoria Square on the corner of King William Street and Grote Street.

Getting around the city is easy with the free City Tram, taking you between South Terrace and The Entertainment Centre. Delegates can catch the city tram at Hilton Adelaide’s doorstep.

Parking Information

Valet parking is available at $55

Otherwise, please see below for links to the closest parking facilities:

Wilson Parking, 19-21 Mill St Car Park - Click here for rates

UPark Central Market - Click here for rates

UPark Grote Street - Click here for rates