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Greenway Chambers’ CPD program is available to all legal professionals. Please check back here for information on upcoming events. Alternatively, email our clerk, Tobias, or call (02) 9151 2999 for more details.

22-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

A practical guide to restraints and contractual clauses EVENT COMPLETED

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

In this seminar, Lucy Saunders will take you through some tips and the common pit-falls when drafting non-competition and non-solicitation restraints. In particular, Lucy will discuss when it is appropriate to include a non-competition clause, how to draft an enforceable non-solicitation clause and in what circumstances a non-dealing clause should be included.

Dilan Mahendra will then step you through a practical guide when it comes to enforcing restraints including how to successfully obtain injunctive relief or how to defend such proceedings, and how different strategies can and should be employed depending on the circumstances of each case.

Presenters: Dilan Mahendra and Lucy Saunders, Chair: Ingmar Taylor SC

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Professional Skills

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28-Feb-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Developing and implementing policies and procedures in the workplace FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Having employment policies is important but is not an end in itself. They should be relevant; up to date with recent case law and legislative changes; and all staff should know what they are, where to find them and their obligations under those policies. We will look at some of the case law regarding Work Health & Safety Act, discrimination law and employment/industrial legislation and assist you to understand:

  1. What are the key policies that every employer should have; 
  2. What are the key aspects they should cover; and 
  3. How ought they be implemented in a way that reduces (and does not increase!) the employer's potential liability. 

Presenters: Ingmar Taylor SC and Kellie Edwards, chaired by Adam Casselden SC 

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point - Practice Management & Business Skills  

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08-Mar-18 5:15PM - 7:00PM

Competent professional practice as a defence - section 5O of the Civil Liability Act & "Single apportionable claims" - the application of proportionate liability to multiple causes of action FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Competent professional practice as a defence - section 5O of the Civil Liability Act

Evidence that establishes a professional acted in a manner widely accepted by peer professional opinion as competent professional practice may provide a defence to a claim of ‘professional negligence’, provided that the opinion is not irrational.

The defence applies to all claims for damages (whether brought in tort, contract or otherwise) where harm results from a professional’s failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, and may avail design, building, engineering, property, accounting, medical and other professionals.

Richard Cheney SC will discuss recent s.5O authorities, the ‘irrationality’ exception in s.5O(2), tips for ensuring s.5O evidence is put in proper form, and ways such evidence might be undermined.

“Single apportionable claims” – the application of proportionate liability to multiple causes of action

The proportionate-liability legislation seeks to deal with multiple causes of action via the concept of a “single apportionable claim”, a concept that has proved troublesome for the courts. When can a defendant be sure that the claims against him or her are entirely apportionable such that joining other wrongdoers is unnecessary? Lucas Shipway will explain how this concept works in practice and what it means for plaintiffs and defendants.

Presenters: Richard Cheney SC & Lucas Shipway and Chaired by Adam Casselden SC 

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Substantive Law.

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22-Mar-18 5.15pm - 7.30pm

Litigation Essentials - Effective Affidavits FULL

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Affidavits are a central feature of modern litigation. This CPD focusses on how to maximise the effect of your affidavits, by reference to admissibility requirements, formalities, observations from the Courts and our experiences. Including some tips and traps for practitioners of all levels.

Presenters: Scott Goodman SC, Natasha Case and Derek Hand 

Please Join us at 5.15pm for the seminar, which will be followed by drinks and canapés.

1 CPD point in Professional Skills 

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