Compulsory core CPD seminar - Brisbane

Mar 2017 |

At this session, we will present three compulsory CPD areas of law.

  • A refresher on without prejudice privilege and documenting terms of settlement. Andrew Shute, Partner

This session is intended to provide a refresher on common issues encountered in practice and tips for dealing with them, including:

  • Without prejudice privilege – the basic principles, losing or waiving the privilege, Calderbank offers; and
  • Documenting settlement terms – the nature of the offer (Masters v Cameron considerations), form of the terms (deeds vs agreements), key provisions (releases and indemnities, covenants not to sue, bar to proceedings), consequences of breach.

CPD: 1 point

  • Key nuances of the duties to clients and colleagues: a refresher for in-house and corporate counsel. Nola Pearce, Special Counsel

Whilst the duty to the Court and the administration of justice is well known to be the paramount duty owed by lawyers, other fundamental duties also mould ethical practice in the in-house legal team.  In this session, Nola will share her expertise on these practical and day to day issues:

  • Competence, confidentiality and conflicts;
  • Communicating directly with claimants – including former employees of your corporate client; and
  • Culture, courtesy and complaints.

CPD: 1 point

  • Reduce your exposure – data, technology and cyber-risks. Katherine Hayes, Senior Associate

This session will:

  • Examine exposure to data breaches and losses arising from reliance on technology; and
  • Give practical guidance on how to reduce your risks.

CPD: 1 point


Thursday 02 March 2017, 8.30 AM-12.00 PM


Queensland Law Society
Level 2
179 Ann Street


to Brittany Gough
Phone | 07 3000 8329
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