In-House 10 Points Lunchtime Essentials Series

Attend this lunchtime series designed specifically for In-House Counsel to gain an update on the latest legal and commercial issues and risks impacting governance and In-House Counsel each day. Learn practical tips on how to deal with sexual harassment in a 2 hour session to kick off the series. Hear key takeaways for IP, consumer law, advertising, and marketing law, how to tackle the ‘S’ in ESG, make sure your business is ready for legislative changes in employment law and that you understand how to create and protect legal professional privilege in your role. Ensure that you understand the UCT provisions and hear some practical guidance regarding these, gain a timely update on cyber risk and cyber insurance as well as on risks and indemnities included in contracts. Hear practical tips on how to manage working with external counsel and internal stakeholders and steps you can implement to reduce the risk of accusations of greenwashing.


Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $693.00
Description

Attend the full series and earn 10 CPD units including:
8 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Professional Skills
1 unit in Practice Management and Business Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Practical Guide to Compliance

Thursday, 22 August 2024

New laws require employers to prevent workplace harm, including sexual harassment, a recognised psychosocial hazard. As a director & senior executive manager, are you aware of your personal and vicarious liability under these reforms? Are you sure your practices aligned with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) code? Learn with real-life examples and insights on mistakes happening even in top workplaces. Don’t be caught unprepared.

Description

Attend and earn 2 CPD units including:
1 unit in Professional Skills
1 unit in Practice Management and Business Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Practice Management and Business Skills
12.00pm to 1.00pm Who is Responsible? The Role of Directors and Senior Managers in Addressing Sexual Harassment

 

  • How directors and senior managers can influence the culture, including their responsibilities
  • Personal liability of directors and senior management for sexual harassment
  • Vicarious liability: What does this mean for the company and individuals?
  • Potential exposure: how the courts are dealing with these types of claims
  • What’s on the horizon - including the impact of the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Cost Protection) Bill and confidentiality agreements

Presented by Erin Lynch, Partner, and Emma Anderson, Special Counsel, Gadens

Professional Skills
1.00pm to 2.00pm Meeting Your ‘Positive Duty’ Obligation in Practice


Gain a practical guide for employers to use, with real life examples and scenarios, to ensure compliance with the Sex Discrimination Act and your “positive duty” to prevent & respond to workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, and victimisation.

  • What practices and processes should be implemented throughout the organisation
  • Mistakes and common failings made by Senior Managers in processes and procedures
  • How to respond to a sexual harassment complaint
    • Impact of the reforms on conducting investigations
    • Common tips and traps
  • Scenarios and examples to learn from

Presented by Gemma Sharp, Special Counsel, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Chair

Emma Treherne, In-house/Senior Legal and Compliance Manager, Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd

Presenters

Emma Treherne, In-house/Senior Legal and Compliance Manager, Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd
Emma Treherne was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2011 but has been working in the field of employment law since 2007.  Emma states she ‘fell into’ employment law as a student at the University of Queensland, working in the State Government responsible to various public stakeholders for information on wages and working conditions.  Emma commenced advocacy in the Fair Work Commission and the State and Federal discrimination commissions soon thereafter. Emma has represented many employees and employers across different industries and in both the private and public sectors in sexual harassment, discrimination and dismissal-related applications and complaints.  Emma has diverse experience across many areas of employment law, from drafting employment contracts and policies to individual case management, modern award compliance, restructuring and terminations of employment, work health and safety and worker’s compensation and has worked in private practice, a community organisation, employer associations, companies and for the government. Emma has also worked as an industrial officer in the Republic of Ireland, representing primary school teachers across the country. In the past 6 years, Emma has broadened her practice to develop generalist experience in the fields of administrative law, family law, commercial law, and more recently competition and consumer law, property law, privacy law, corporate law and building and construction law.  For just over two years, Emma has been working as an in-house counsel for Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd, an Australian vehicle distributor.  In this position, Emma’s principal practice areas are employment law, privacy law and commercial law and any other practice areas which aid improvements in corporate governance and compliance of the Company.  Working in the field of compliance has required Emma to not just advise on legal matters but also to educate the Company and build compliance systems and programs consider legal risk along with factoring in reputational and commercial risks.

Erin Lynch, Partner, Gadens
Erin has over 14 years’ experience in employment and workplace relations. Erin advises employers on all matters relating to the workplace, including enterprise agreements, bullying, investigations into inappropriate conduct, industrial disputes and performance management. Erin has experience across a range of industries and is able to assist employers in litigious and non-litigious matters. If a matter proceeds to litigation, Erin represents employers in State and Federal tribunals and Courts, including in post-employment restraint matters, general protections, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. Erin works with clients in a proactive manner, including by delivering training and assisting with cultural and workplace change. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University Of Wollongong and since 2018 has been teaching Law of Employment and Labour Regulation at the University of Wollongong. In 2014, Erin completed the Key Executives Program at Harvard Business School and was awarded one of the top 30 lawyers under 30 by Lawyers Weekly in employment and workplace safety.

Emma Anderson, Special Counsel, Gadens
Emma is a Special Counsel in the Workplace Advisory and Disputes team at Gadens. Emma has over 10 years’ experience providing employment, industrial relations and discrimination law advice to employers and employee. Emma has broad experience advising on all areas of employment and discrimination law, including sexual harassment, workplace investigations, workplace policies, wage compliance and litigation. Emma has worked in private practice, in-house in a major construction company, as well as in the community legal sector. Emma works across a diverse range of industries including financial services, construction and infrastructure, higher education and technology.

Gemma Sharp, Special Counsel, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
As a special counsel in Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety team, Gemma brings over 10 years’ experience providing advice on employment, industrial discrimination, and health and safety matters. Gemma advises a range of clients across various industries, including retail, finance, early childhood and education, transport, and religious organisations on issues such as: compliance and duties under workplace health and safety legislation; unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment; the operation of employment contracts and restraint of trade provisions; independent contractor and employee distinctions; award and enterprise agreement applicability and provisions; dismissal risks and strategies; management of ill and injured employees; workers’ compensation claims; and general protections claims. In the past 12 months, Gemma has provided clients with a wide range of advice on legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in relation to its ongoing impacts for employers.

 

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Key Takeaways for In-House Counsel: IP, Brand Protection, Advertising and Marketing Law

Wednesday, 28 August 2024

Join this session to ensure that you are across all of the issues that come across your desk with regards to brand protection, IP and advertising and marketing law.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Key Takeaways for In-House Counsel: IP, Consumer Law, Advertising and Marketing Law

 

  • Brand protection and enforcement including tag lines and slogans
  • IP licensing in corporate groups
  • New media and personalities
  • Confidential information claims including confidentiality of new ideas in informal pitches
  • Advertising and marketing – recent cases
  • Hot topic risk issues

Presented by Alison Jones, Special Counsel, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Presenters

Alison Jones, Special Counsel, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Alison is a Special Counsel at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm and practises in IP, competition and consumer law, entertainment law and related areas. Alison has expertise across a broad range of areas, including IP protection and enforcement, commercialisation (including licensing, distribution and sponsorship), advertising collateral, complaints and disputes, industry ethics, competition and consumer law, anti-bribery, anti-counterfeiting, confidential information, cross-border transactions, contract drafting and due diligence. She advises various leading companies on a range of regulatory issues including food law, cosmetics, life sciences and therapeutic goods regulation, trade, customs, administrative action, investigations, product liability and recalls, privacy and data protection. Alison has undertaken various client secondments in global companies at General Counsel level including a US headquartered pharmaceutical and life sciences company, a leading multinational FMCG company and a major global interactive marketing services company. She is a committee member of the IP Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSW), a member of the International Association for the Protection Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries, and is listed on the Register of Lawyers of the Ad Standards Industry Jury. Alison has also completed the Leadership Development Program through the NUS Business School Executive Education in Singapore.

 

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How to Tackle the ‘S’ in ESG

Thursday, 5 September 2024

The three pillars of ESG (environmental, social and governance) are a focus for Boards and organisations globally, but where does the ‘S’ of ESG fit?  In a time of social activism, what does it mean for companies seeking to lead in this pillar? To what extent has ESG become too "woke" and what challenge does this present?

1.00pm to 2.00pm How to Tackle the ‘S’ in ESG

 

  • The risks, controls and strategies for organisations striving towards best practice across the ‘S’
  • Explore recent international developments
  • Diversity and inclusion, employee and community engagement and human rights commitments

Presented by Sean Selleck, Partner, Sara Summerbell, Special Counsel, and Lauren Miller, Associate, Baker McKenzie

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Presenters

Sean Selleck, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Sean has more than 30 years' experience advising small and large corporations multinational businesses and senior executives in relation to employment and industrial law. Sean has a special interest in non-standard labour practices (such as labour hire and the use of casual employees and independent contractors) and supply chain transparency, with a particular focus on labour law compliance and modern slavery in local and global supply chains. He is one of the Firm's leads in its ESG service line with responsibility for the Social element.

Lauren Miller, Associate, Baker McKenzie
Lauren is an Associate in the Employment Practice Group. Lauren assists international and Australian clients to navigate commercial issues with a focus on employee risks, entitlements and liabilities. Lauren practices in all areas of employment law and advises clients across employment contracts, policies, employee entitlements, modern award compliance, independent contractor issues, post-employment restraints, industrial relations, modern slavery risks, and on work health and safety issues. Lauren also has experience in a variety of employment-related contentious claims across State and Federal Courts, as well as in the Fair Work Commission. As an active member of the Firm’s BakerPride & Allies and BakerWomen committees, Lauren is also involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives at Baker McKenzie. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Lauren was an Associate to a Judge of the County Court’s Commercial Division.

Sara Summerbell, Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie
Sara is a Special Counsel in the Employment Practice Group. Sara advises both Australian-based and international clients across the spectrum of employment and labour relations law. Having worked extensively in-house both across Australia and overseas, Sara provides practical and commercial advice to legal and HR teams, senior management and Boards. Sara’s practice spans advising on employment contracts, policies and entitlements to the management of discrimination and equal opportunity matters, regulatory risks and sensitive compliance and conduct matters as well as disputes and post-employment litigation. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Sara was a principal and managing employment law counsel for BHP, one of the world's leading energy and resources companies. Working across the Asia Pacific and the United States, Sara advised senior management on all aspects of employment law and acted as the Legal team’s representative on BHP's global Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

 

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Recent Changes to Employment Law: Wage Theft, Underpayments, Fixed Term Contracts and Casual Employment

Thursday, 19 September 2024

Ensure that you are across some of the hottest new employment law issues that you need to be aware of in your role including the new wage theft laws, fixed term contracts and casual employment.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Recent Changes to Employment Law: Wage Theft, Underpayments, Fixed Term Contracts and Casual Employment

 

  • Underpayments and wage theft – what does it mean, what to do?
  • New wage theft laws
  • Laws dealing with fixed term contracts
  • Casual employment

Presented by Sarah Ralph, Oceania Law Leader, EY

Presenters

Sarah Ralph, Oceania Law Leader, EY
Sarah is a trusted adviser to her clients well known for her pragmatic and strategic advice. She advises in all areas of employment law including public sector employment, investigations, compliance and underpayments, discrimination and sexual harassment, executive employment and termination of employment. Sarah has a significant background in industrial relations including strategic planning, enterprise agreements and industrial disputes. Sarah also has an impressive record in employment litigation, successfully defending claims against employers in discrimination, general protection and unfair dismissal claims. Sarah has a Bachelor of laws and Master of Laws. She has previously worked in the manufacturing and government sectors and she brings her unique experience to the employment law advice she provides clients. Prior to joining EY she worked in a leading global law firm.

 

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For All Intents and (Dominant) Purposes: Creation and Protection of Legal Professional Privilege for In-House Counsel

Tuesday, 15 October 2024

Hear interesting insights into maintaining LLP when your client is your employer as well as when you advise on commercial matters. Ensure that you understand how to maintain LLP with investigation reports in light of the Optus data breach decision.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm For All Intents and (Dominant) Purposes: Creation and Protection of Legal Professional l Privilege for In-House Counsel

 

  • The special position of in-house counsel and privilege (aka “client” legal privilege when the client is the employer)
  • The “lawyer hat” and the “business hat” – where is the line drawn for in-house counsel who advise on commercial matters?
  • Privilege and investigation reports – what are the lessons for-inhouse counsel from the Optus data breach decision?

Presented by Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaranlawyers

Presenters

Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaranlawyersx
Angus Macinnis has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, on employment and work health and safety law, and intellectual property law. As well as acting in litigation, he also assists clients in dealing with regulators, and in that capacity regularly advises on questions of client legal privilege. Angus also acts in professional disciplinary matters and is a member of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Advisory Panel.

 

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Unfair Contracts & Working With External Counsel

Thursday, 24 October 2024

Are you across the UCT provisions ? Take the opportunity to hear some war stories and practical advice on how to avoid pitfalls and how to advise business stakeholders on this. Also gain some invaluable advice and tips for working with external counsel and managing internal stakeholders.

1.00pm to 2.00pm Unfair Contracts & Working With External Counsel

 

  • Understanding the UCT provisions
    • War stories and practical guidance
    • Key concepts
    • Pitfalls and risks
    • Advising business stakeholders
  • Working with External Counsel
    • Tips for billing and budgeting - it does not need to be painful 
    • Managing internal stakeholders
    • Aligning values and advice
    • Forming a team which is more than the sum of its parts

Presented by Andrew Gray, Partner, HWL Ebsworth and Carol Daoud, Head of Leaal, Hearing Australia

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Presenters

Andrew Gray, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
Andrew Gray is a Sydney-based lawyer with over 25 years’ practical experience in insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer markets. Working across Australia, Asia and Globally, Andrew has held senior in-house roles with Aon and HIH Insurance. Andrew’s focus is on assisting Australian-based clients, including in-house colleagues, to generate innovative and practical solutions across the full range of challenges and opportunities that present in risk management, risk transfer and disputes/litigation.

 

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Greenwashing: A Practical Guide For In-House Counsel

Wednesday, 30 October 2024

With ASIC’s increased focus on greenwashing, it is important that In-House Counsel are aware of what greenwashing is, the legal risks and understand ways to reduce the risk of a claim of greenwashing. Hear  practical tips from the experts that you can take back to your organisation.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Greenwashing: A Practical Guide For In-House Counsel

 

  • What is “greenwashing” and what are the key legal risks?
  • Update on current regulatory objectives and priorities
  • Recent enforcement activity in Australia and globally
  • Practical guide for in-house counsel to mitigate risks

Presented by Martyn Taylor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia and Zoe Lonard, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Presenters

Zoe Lonard, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Zoe Lonard is an antitrust and competition lawyer based in Sydney. Zoe advises clients on a range of competition and consumer issues, including obtaining merger clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), ACCC investigations and litigation, and competition and consumer law compliance, to clients in sectors including life sciences and healthcare, financial institutions, technology, energy and resources. Prior to joining private practice, Zoe held various roles at the ACCC, including in cartel investigations and prosecutions, competition, and consumer law investigations, as well as merger investigations. Zoe also has experience as a Legal Adviser at the Competition & Markets Authority in the United Kingdom.

Dr Martyn Taylor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Dr Martyn Taylor is a corporate and commercial Partner in the Sydney office of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. He has some 30 years’ experience in competition law. He sits on the board and also heads the telecommunications and media group, and the Australian competition and trade group. He is described as “smart, efficient, friendly”. Martyn’s practice covers transactional, contentious and advisory. He is a well-known TMT, infrastructure, energy, competition and regulatory lawyer. Martyn is recommended by the key legal directories and has been named as one of the ‘top 10’ TMT legal advisors in Asia. Martyn has won numerous prizes and awards, including recently for the $15 billion merger of Vodafone with TPG Telecom (M&A deal of the year 2021). He has attended Harvard University and Oxford University. He has published well over 100 publications, including the award-nominated book 'International Competition Law'. Qualifications: PhD(Law), CME(Harvard), LLM(Law), MFin(Corporate Finance), LLB(Hons), BA(Economics)(Hons), BSc, GAICD.

 

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Contract Law in the Current Economic Climate: Risk, Liability, Limitation of Liability and Indemnities

Tuesday, 12 November 2024

In the current climate more than ever, you need to be across the risks and liabilities associated with contracts and indemnities. Join an experience In-House Counsel to hear practical tips.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Contract Law in the Current Economic Climate: Risk, Liability, Limitation of Liability and Indemnities

 

  • Risk: How best to manage and allocate risk
  • Indemnities: Risky or beneficial?
  • What role does insurance play?
  • Limitations: What to limit, when and how
  • How to draft (or redraft) all of this in a way that works

Presented by Daniel Gosewisch, General Counsel, WorkPac Group

 

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Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know

Thursday, 28 November 2024

Cyber Insurance is a relatively new but increasingly important type of insurance as cyber breaches continue to rise and organisations’ reliability on technology to operate their business increases. Learn about the different types of cover available for ransom attacks, data breaches and business interruption. Unless your organisation could operate for a week or even a day without computers, website and access to online storage, you need to be across cyber insurance.

 

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