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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 or call (02) 9151 2999 for more details.
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03-Feb-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Conflicts of Interest 2 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

From conflicts between clients, to conflicting legal interests within a group or company, to procurement; conflicts of interest frequently arise in the practice of law. Edward Cox SC and Adele Carr will discuss various conflicts of interest that arise for private, government and in-house lawyers, how to navigate those conflicts and the effect of providing informed consent.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar.

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10-Feb-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

The Hottest Issue in Employment and Industrial Law Today Please contact reception for more details

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Ingmar Taylor SC, Jamie Darams and Lucy Saunders will speak about the hottest issue in industrial and employment law on 10 February 2021. Details of the seminar are currently top secret, cabinet-in-confidence, and cannot currently be revealed, but rest assured this is a seminar that you will not want to miss.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar.

1 CPD point in Substantive law

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17-Feb-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Advocacy Training – 101 5 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Joshua Knackstredt and Michael Connor will cover a series of dot point discussion points about what to do and not do, including online advocacy issues, followed by Q&A.

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24-Feb-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Expert Evidence - the good, the bad and the ugly 8 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Expert Evidence – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Join Anthony Thomas and Julie Wright for their 2021 update on the pitfalls of expert evidence and lessons to be learned from the latest cases.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar. 

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25-Feb-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Commerce and COVID-19: A Song of Pandemic and Insolvency 43 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

After an unforgettable 2020, that flew past in the blink of an eye and simultaneously was a Groundhog Day-esque experience, we emerge, blinking, into the light of 2021. The gears of commerce will keep grinding, and the impact of COVID-19 on commercial relationships is likely to be front and centre of many cases – can parties seek to avoid contracts or alter struck bargains, and what remedies can be pursued against reluctant debtors? For those who find themselves the subject of insolvency litigation, will COVID impact on ways to defend cases brought against companies and their directors?

For the answers to these questions, join our session on 25 February 2021 at 5pm – hosted by Scott Goodman SC, with Carmel Lee and Jonathon Dooley presenting.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar.

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03-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Litigation Essentials - Disclosure in the Equity Division 26 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Practice Note SC EQ 11 commenced on 26 March 2012, bringing fundamental changes to disclosure in Equity Division proceedings.

Scott Goodman SC and Dinesh Ratnam will review its operation 9 years on, including:

  • guidance provided by key authorities;
  • when and why the Court disclosure is likely to be ordered (or not);
  • what are “exceptional circumstances”?
  • the operation of EQ 11 in the context of briefing experts
  • its effect upon Notices to Produce and subpoenas
  • tips for preparing an application for disclosure and the supporting affidavit.

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10-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth – The Dichotomy and Assessment Challenges 36 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

The details of this seminar are soon to be released. Register your details to be notified.

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17-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Class Actions in the Construction Sector 30 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

The number of class actions in Australian courts continues to rise. The construction and infrastructure sector is not exempt. Combustible cladding, the Sydney Light Rail and the Opal Tower are all currently the subject of class actions before the Federal Court and the NSW Supreme Court.

What sorts of disputes are amenable to a class action? Are there any particular steps a defendant should take when faced with such a claim? And what if you are asked to advise a client whether to opt out of a class?

The seminar will examine these questions and the specialised court procedures applicable to class-action proceedings, as well as hazard some predictions about where this now well-entrenched means of dispute resolution might be headed.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar.

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18-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

New jurisdictional objections available and other developments in general protections claims under Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth): a look at new procedures and Full Court decisions 31 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

The parameters of Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) continue to change as a result of a series of appellate decisions delivered over the past year in this developing area and still more that are heralded. Please join Penny Thew, Jamie Darams, Lucy Saunders and Faheem Anwar at 5.15pm on 18 March 2021 as they discuss important developments in this dynamic area.

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24-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Coronial Inquests and Inquiries 30 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Appearing in the coronial jurisdiction. Hernan Pintos-Lopez and Tim Hackett present an outline and guide for practitioners as follows:

• Preparation in a unique jurisdiction
• Practice and procedure
• Managing reputational risk

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31-Mar-21 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

WHS – a roundup of the latest authorities 36 Places remaining

Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Recent Appellate Decisions

Malcolm Scott will provide an update on recent decisions, including from the Court of Criminal Appeal. Focusing on cases decided in the preceding 12 months, Malcolm will outline key legal developments that are relevant to all Work Health and Safety practitioners.

The ‘Companion Principle’

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides SafeWork with powers to compel the production of information in connection with suspected breaches of the Act. The provision of this power sits in tension with the fundamental principle of the criminal law that the prosecution is to prove the guilt of an accused person, and the companion rule that the prosecution cannot compel a person charged with a crime to assist in the discharge of its onus of proof. Ingmar Taylor will discuss the application of the ‘companion principle’ to prosecutions of individuals who have provided information under compulsion. With reference to recent case law, Ingmar will address the capacity of a prosecutor to rely on answers obtained under compulsion, and the extent to which the companion principle guidance may preclude a prosecution from proceeding at all.

Use of Admissions

Part 3.4 of the Evidence Act 1995 governs the use of ‘admissions’. Joseph Simpson will provide practical guidance in respect of the use of admissions in proving offences under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and discuss the circumstances that may render some or all of a defendant’s record of interview inadmissible.

Capacity to Pay and Covid-19

Company and individual defendants are increasingly raising capacity to pay issues in sentencing on Work Health and Safety matters. This is likely to increase as the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt by Defendants. Carmel Lee will re-examine what is required in a capacity to pay submission and how to test this evidence with reference to recent authorities in this area.

Please join us for drinks and canapés following the seminar.

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