10 Points in One Day Your Last Chance

Maximise your final opportunity to accumulate CPD points for the year by attending a session led by a panel of experts. They will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills required to enhance your professional expertise. This program includes 11 carefully selected topics that address key aspects of the legal landscape in 2024. In just one information-packed day, you can gain all the CPD points you need and reinforce your practice. 243Q28

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Attend and earn 10 CPD units including:
7 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Ethics & Professional Responsibility
1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is based on QLD legislation

Session 1: Critical Updates in Wills, Employment, and Immigration Law

Chair: Rose Dimitrious, Special Counsel, Holding Redlich

9.00am to 9.45am Immigration Law for Your Clients
  • Australia’s new Migration Strategy: What you need to know
  • Proactive measures for your clients to prepare for reform and how you can support
  • Navigating compliance: Supporting your clients to meet their employer obligations

Presented by Elizabeth Le, Director, Global Immigration at Ernst and Young

9.45am to 10.30am What All Lawyers Need to Know About Workplace Law Today: From High Job Demands and Low Role Clarity to Harassment and Everything in Between
  • The types of conflict in the workplace
  • Health and safety obligations
  • How to respond effectively to complaints
  • Recent caselaw to give context
  • The concept of “reasonable management action conducted reasonably” and why it does not absolve employers from all risk
  • Understanding workplace risks to psychological health as a legal professional
  • The common causes of psychosocial hazard in the workplace – from high job demands and low role clarity to harassment and everything in between

Presented by Stephen Hughes, Special Counsel, Travis Schultz & Partners

7.30am to 8.15am Wills and Estates: Best Practice to Avoid Future Disputes

Learn the best practices for wills and estates to prevent future conflicts and keep things simple.
Presented by Angela Cornford-Scott, Director, Cornford Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Succession Law; Market Leader Estates Litigation Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023, Market Leader Wills and Estates Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023, Best Lawyers 2022, Lawyer of the Year Trusts and Estates 2022

8.15am to 9.00am The Latest Cases in Succession Law

Get updates and practice pointers from areas such as:

  • Testamentary capacity
  • Informal wills and lost wills
  • Construction and rectification of wills
  • Removal of executors
  • Family provision applications

Presented by Rob Cumming, Barrister, 19 Inns Chamber

10.30am to 10.45am Morning Tea
Session 2: Ethics, Professional Skills & Practice Management for All Lawyers

Chair: Hayley Tarr, Principal, Tarr Law

Session 3: Property, Commercial, Contracts, IP & PPSA: The Latest and Greatest

Chair: Elizabeth Gore-Jones, Principal, The Franchise & Business Lawyers

Professional Skills
10.45am to 11.45am Protecting You, Your Organisation & its Executives from Cyber Risks

Organisations, executives and in-house counsel hold valuable information that may be an asset to hackers and their clients’ competitors. What can you do to protect your organisation? Explore proactive measures to safeguard your organisation, considering both external and internal threats. Delve into cybercriminal methodologies, attacker motivations, and effective prevention strategies. Topics covered:

  • Cyber-attacks in 2023 & beyond: the latest trends
  • Your obligations to the data you or your organisation hold
  • Why executives are prime targets and how they’re targeted
  • How to prevent a cyber-attack and what to do if your organisation suffers an attack
  • Reducing mandatory data breach notifications and fines
  • Your insurance options

Presented by Nicole Murdoch, Principal, EAGLEGATE; Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023, and Dr. Graeme Edwards CFE, Director, CYBER I Pty Ltd, Former Detective, Queensland Police Service, Financial and Cyber Crime Group

Practical Legal Ethics
11.45am to 12.45pm Responsible Use of Chat GPT by Lawyers

There has been a great deal of publicity concerning the use of generative AI tools by various business sectors.  The Legal sector will be able to take advantage of this tool but in doing so that remain several risks that lawyers need to understand.

  • Discuss these risks and identify what AI tools are available and when they can assist a lawyer in their practice of law
  • Examine the AI tools available
  • Research and the use of primary material
  • Contract drafting AI tools and understanding their benefits
  • Lawyers must not become sheep and simply follow the AI tool

Presented by Dr. Adrian McCullagh, Principal, ODMOB Lawyers

Practical Legal Ethics
12.45pm to 1.45pm Ethical Dilemmas You May Face
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Managing “unethical” or difficult clients
  • Taking on too much – when you need to step back
  • How to identify an ethical issue

Presented by Caroline Counsel, Managing Partner, Caroline Counsel Family Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Family Law; Member of the Ethics Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria
Prepared by Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor & Notary Public, KHQ Lawyers: Accredited Specialist (LIV)-Wills & Estates

3.00pm to 3.45pm Commercial Disputes: Surviving Costly Conflict
  • The most common commercial disputes from the year in review
  • Ways to prevent costly disputes from happening in the first place: What to do and what to avoid
  • How to solve disputes effectively while saving your clients’ money
  • Quick solutions under pressure
  • Hiding in plain sight
  • Regulatory issues
  • How to minimise risks protecting your client’s business
  • Recent cases to keep in your radar

Presented by Justin Marschke, Principal, Cowen Schwarz Marschke Lawyers, Best Lawyers Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute 2024 (since 2013)

5.40pm to 6.30pm PPSA in Conflicts: Updates & Practical Strategies
  • PPSA overview & update
  • The Whittaker Review
  • Typical scenarios that necessitate PPSA registrations in various legal practice areas
  • Issues for secured parties covering creation, perfection and enforcement
  • Case law update

Presented by Stacy Miller, Partner, Cronin Miller

2.15pm to 3.00pm Latest Issues in Property Law

Presented by Leone Costigan, Executive Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills

3.45pm to 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm to 4.50pm Identifying the Contract Terms that Breach the New Unfair Contract Legislation
  • What are the changes?
  • Who may be affected by those changes?
  • What makes a clause unfair?
  • How do I make my limitation of liability and indemnity clauses fair?
  • Common examples of unfair terms to look out for in your contracts
  • Understanding of how the increased scope impacts businesses and consumers alike

Presented by Sarida Derrington, Barrister, 35 West Chambers

4.50pm to 5.40pm IP & Confidentiality Arrangements for Commercial Lawyers
  • Defining IP and the law around IP ownership
  • IP warranties: what to ask for / what to look for
  • Reviewing and analysing confidentiality clauses
  • How IP and confidentiality support commercial transactions

Presented by Patrick Sefton, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz


Mr. Patrick Sefton, Special Counsel,
Patrick is a specialist technology and IP lawyer. Patrick has extensive experience advising on ICT contracts and programs, as well as the protection of innovation and brand. In his specialist areas, he has advised all levels of government, and multi-national and listed entities through to startups. Patrick values collaboration, pursuit of shared goals, commercial resolution of differences, and collective success. He keeps the big picture in his mind, although his role also includes attention to and responsibility for the details. Patricks clients value his responsiveness and commerciality. Patrick has particular interest staying current across novel applications of ICT including, most recently, commercial applications of machine learning and AI, and their associated legal issues. More broadly, Patrick is enthusiastic about the value that technology can unlock when it is appropriately planned and implemented.

Ms Stacy Miller, Partner,
Stacy Miller has practiced exclusively in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, debt recovery and dispute resolution since her commencement of practice in Queensland in 2003. She has been a partner of the Gold Coast based specialist commercial litigation and insolvency firm, Cronin Miller Litigation, since 2014. Prior to private practice, her interest in insolvency was sparked during her tenure as a legal officer at the Federal Attorney General’s department in a small team put together specifically to provide assistance to those appearing before the Royal Commission into the collapse of HIH Insurance. Subsequently she practiced in specialist commercial litigation and insolvency firms in Brisbane, before joining the team at Cronin Litigation Lawyers (as it then was) in 2011. A highly regarded litigator with notable success in factually complex high end litigation cases, her expertise includes trade practices actions, contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, estate litigation, realising and enforcing securities and general commercial disputes for direct industry clients and professional firms such as accountants and liquidators.

Ms. Leone Costigan, Executive Counsel,
Leone Costigan is an Executive Counsel in the Herbert Smith Freehills Finance, Real Estate and Property team specialising in real estate transactions. Leone works with major property development companies and property trusts in Australia advising on the acquisition, disposal, development, leasing and ongoing management of real property assets. Leone is also an alumni of HSF's digital law group which is a team of specialist lawyers that work with the firm's multi-disciplinary teams to provide advice to clients to assist with digital transformation and the creation, promotion and commercialisation of smart legal contracts. As part of the HSF's pro-bono legal programme, she enjoys providing legal advice to pro-bono clients including SVDP, Ronald McDonald House and Youngcare. Leone is an accredited specialist in property law, and Tax Institute member. She is also a member of the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ.

Ms. Elizabeth Gore-Jones, Principal, The Franchise and Business Lawyers
Elizabeth Gore-Jones was admitted in 1994 and commenced specialising in franchising law in 2000. She started the law firm "The Franchise & Business Lawyers" in 2012 specialising in providing commercial, business and franchising advice to franchisors and franchisees alike. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society Franchising Committee and is a past member of the Franchise Council of Australia, the Queensland chapter of the Franchise Council committee and the Women in Franchising committee. Elizabeth lectures at the Bond University PLT course in franchise legal practice. Elizabeth has a particular interest in setting up new franchise systems and assisting franchisees in dispute to reach an agreement without resorting to the court system. Elizabeth advises Franchisors ranging from large Australia wide franchisors through to the smaller franchise systems. As franchising law becomes more complex, Elizabeth is called upon to assist legal practices in representing their clients.

Mr. Stephen Hughes, Special Counsel, Travis Schultz & Partners
Stephen Hughes, a QLS accredited specialist, is a workplace relations and personal injuries lawyer with over 30 years' experience. Stephen's practice to date has a substantial litigation focus in State and Federal courts and Commissions. Stephen is regularly invited to speak and chair at numerous specialist conferences on work health and safety, employment law, discrimination, bullying, harassment, social media and personal injuries law. Since 1993, Stephen has been the Honorary Solicitor and an ex officio Board Member for the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Inc. In 2021 Stephen was awarded an ASORC Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his many decades of service.

Ms. Rose Dimitrious, Special Counsel, Holding Redlich
Rose is a Special Counsel in our Workplace Relations & Safety group specialising in employment and industrial relations. Rose’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee misconduct, managing underperforming employees, advising on Award coverage issues, advising on employment entitlements, drafting employment agreements and policies, drafting executive agreements, contract disputes, defamation matters, anti-discrimination, professional misconduct defence, workers’ compensation and managing discipline and dismissal. Rose has an extensive contract law background, and advises on employment contract and policy strategy. She has experience in complex front-end matters, drafting employment agreements, contractor agreements, policies and bespoke arrangements. Rose is experienced in advising a range of clients, including large, medium and small enterprises, as well as Government.

Ms. Angela Cornford-Scott, Director, Cornford Lawyers
Angela Cornford-Scott is the director of Cornford-Scott Lawyers Pty Ltd and an accredited specialist in succession law. She has worked in the area of succession law for over 20 years and has a particular interest in estate planning, trust matters and estate administration issues. Angela is the current Chair of the QLS Succession Law Committee. Angela is a member of STEP and a previous Chair of the Queensland Branch. She has lectured for QUT, the College of Law and is a regular presenter of seminars. She also co-authors the Lexis Nexis practical guidance publications in Succession law and Elder law for Queensland. Angela has been named in the Doyles Guide as a pre eminent lawyer in the areas of both Wills and Estates and Estate Litigation in Queensland for a number of years and was the only Queensland lawyer named as pre eminent in both categories in the Doyles Guide Australia. Angela was also named the Lawyer of the Year for 2020 in Succession Planning by her peers in the 12th edition of Best Lawyers.

Mr. Rob Cumming, Barrister, 19 Inns Chamber
After 35 years as a solicitor, Rob commenced practising as a barrister at the Queensland Bar in May 2017. Rob specialises in a range of estate, trust and disability law issues. He is well versed in dealing with estate litigation, particularly family provision applications, construction, rectification and cy-prŠs applications and solemn form proceedings. Similarly, he is very experienced in guardianship and administration matters and the special requirements for persons with a legal disability. As a solicitor, Rob successfully achieved Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation

Ms. Elizabeth Le, Director, Ernst and Young
Elizabeth Le is a Director in EY’s People Advisory Services practice based in Brisbane. Elizabeth has over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of Australian immigration law and practice, assisting multinational corporation and individuals with their immigration needs across a range of industries, including but not limited to Mining, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, and Aviation. As a child of refugees who escaped the Vietnam War in 1979, Elizabeth recognises how life changing an immigration journey can be, and through her human-centric approach, Elizabeth brings value to her clients through her experience and passion for immigration law. While Elizabeth’s experience is broad, her particular area of focus is employer-sponsored migration, working with small employers to large global employers. Elizabeth’s experience spans across Australian immigration law, policy and practice and includes: • Development of strategic global immigration solutions to support employers to deploy their workforce across borders and attracting and retaining skilled foreign talent • Strategic immigration planning and compliance advice for complex mobile workforces • Advice on the design and implementation of operational efficiencies for global immigration programs • Advice on a wide range of immigration solutions involving home and host jurisdictions • Developing immigration compliance and risk management strategies • Through an EY network in over 150 locations across the world, connects companies globally and manages global immigration programs. Elizabeth is holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland) and Master of Business Administration (Macquarie Business School) and is a Legal Practitioner, admitted to the Supreme Court of QLD and High Court of Australia. She is a member of QLD Law Society, Migration Institute of Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants. In her down time, Elizabeth enjoys time with family and friends, especially over a delicious meal.

Ms. Hayley Tarr, Principal, Tarr Law
Hayley has a Bachelor of Science majoring in genetics, a Bachelor of laws with first class honours, and a Masters of Industrial Property Law. She is admitted as a patent and trade marks attorney, a solicitor in the state of Queensland, an attorney in the state of New York, USA, and a nationally accredited mediator. Having worked for top tier firms such as Allens and Minter Ellison, and taught at Bond University, Hayley founded Tarr Law in January 2020. Tarr Law is a boutique intellectual property law firm, able to assist clients in all intellectual property matters including: trade marks, copyright, designs, domain names, patents, and IP disputes. In addition to running Tarr Law, Hayley is on the Women’s Leadership Committee for the International Trademark Association (INTA), is the Queensland Law Society representative on the Attorney General’s Appeal Costs Board, is a mediator for the Queensland Supreme Court Pro Bono Mediation Scheme for Self-represented Litigants; and is a member of the board of the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club. Hayley is a Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2023 Finalist. Everything Hayley does is for the sake of her two beautiful daughters. When she is not in the office, you’ll find her seeking out new and adventurous experiences with her girls.


10 Points in One Day Your Last Chance


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Wednesday, 27 March 2024
7.30am to 6.30pm Australia/Brisbane
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Session One
Wednesday, 27 March 2024
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Wednesday, 27 March 2024
10.45am to 1.45pm Australia/Brisbane
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Wednesday, 27 March 2024
2.15pm to 6.30pm Australia/Brisbane
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190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City 


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Nearby Public Transport:

Train Stations - Central Station

Bus Interchange - George Square Bus Station

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Parking is not included in your registration. There is valet parking available for AU$58.00

Parking is not included in your registration. There is valet parking available for AU$58.00. Other parking options:

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