Litigation Convention 2017
Law Society of Tasmania
LITIGATION CONVENTION 2017
Registrations have closed. If you have queries please contact the Society on 62344 133
In 2017, the Society's Litigation Convention will be held in picturesque Strahan.
This is a CPD intensive not to be missed!
Accommodation FAQs are below.
This Convention, which attracts 10 CPD points (8.5 in-session) across all four mandatory areas (SL, PM, PS and E), will be held over the weekend of 11 to 12 November 2017. Join the Society, an exciting lineup of speakers and presenters and your colleagues at this west coast getaway.
Open to Barristers | Litigation Lawyers | Commercial Lawyers | In-house Counsel | Government Lawyers
- Accommodation (including breakfast): Friday 10 November and Saturday 11 November
- Pre-Convention drinks and canapes
- All Convention sessions (with a choice of concurrent streams, see full program here)
- Full weekend catering
- Convention Dinner and Drinks, Saturday 11 November
- Convention Papers and Presentations
- A choice of two of the four recordings of concurrent sessions not attended (Recordings available from the Society after the Convention). The Society will communicate with registrants prior to the Convention to determine the concurrent sessions they wish to attend.
Convention Program 2017
Friday 10 November
7 pm - Pre-Convention Networking Drinks
You are invited to join the Law Society of Tasmania for the Convention kick-off on Friday evening 10 November.
Convention topics and speakers
(please note some sessions run concurrently - see below)
DAY ONE (Saturday 11 November)
REGISTRATION and Tea & Coffee on arrival
Welcome and Housekeeping
Day One PLENARY 1
10.20am - 11.20am
The Law with Respect to the Changing Relationship between Doctor and Patient
Dr. Ian Freckelton QC, Barrister, Crockett Chambers, Vic
Day One PLENARY 2
11.20am - 11.50am
Case Law Update 2017
Leigh Sealy SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers
Day One PLENARY 3
11.55am - 12.55pm
Pricing for Value or Value Pricing – What is the Difference and How Do You Do It?
Liz Harris, Director, Allocatur Consulting, Vic
12.55pm - 1.40pm LUNCH
Day One CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1
1.45pm - 2.45pm STREAM A
The Curse of the Litigant in Person
Shaun McElwaine SC, Barrister, Shaun McElwaine + Associates
1.45pm - 2.45pm STREAM B
Growing Pains: Challenges Faced by the Young Lawyer Litigator (Discussion)
Leigh Sealy, SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers; Leanne Topfer, Partner, McLean McKenzie & Topfer
Day One CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2
2.50pm - 3.50pm STREAM A
Bruce McTaggart SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers
2.50pm - 3.50pm STREAM B
Building & Construction Security of Payment Act
Chris Groves, Principal, Dobson Mitchell Allport
3.50pm - 4.10pm AFTERNOON TEA
Day One PLENARY 4
4.10pm - 4.55pm
Mediation – How It Should Be Run
Jim Connolly, Registrar, Supreme Court of Tasmania
4.55pm - 5pm DAY ONE WRAP UP
7pm CONVENTION DINNER
DAY TWO (Sunday 12 November)
Day Two PLENARY 1
10am - 11am
The Art of Persuasion in Courtroom Advocacy
Dr. Bob Murray, Principal, Fortinberry Murray, NSW
Day Two CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1
11.05am - 11.50am STREAM A
Bills and Taxation of Costs
The Hon. Justice Benjamin, Family Court of Australia
11.05am - 11.50am STREAM B
Developments in Planning Law – A View from the Inside
Andrew Walker, Barrister, Derwent & Tamar Chambers; David Morris, Partner, Simmons Wolfhagen
11.50pm - 12.10pm MORNING TEA
Day Two CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2
12.10pam - 12.55pm STREAM A
Advocacy, Tribunals and Assisting Counsel
Kathyrn McMillan, SC, Barrister, Quay 11 Chambers, QLD
12.10pam - 12.55pm STREAM B
Personal Injury Claims (incl. quantification of damages)
Sophie Pennington, Partner, Page Seager
Day Two PLENARY 2
1.00pm - 1.55pm
Legal Ethics and the Litigator (Panel)
The Hon. Chief Justice Blow, Supreme Court of Tasmania; Sandra Taglieri, Barrister, Derwent & Tamar Chambers
The formal Convention Program concludes on Sunday 12 November at 2.00pm
Additional Information, including accommodation FAQs:
Final registrations close on Friday 13 October due to accommodation requirements of the venue.
Individual accommodation (with breakfast) is provided to each registrant. If you have additional accommodation requests (such as bringing children etc.), please contact Julie Mazey at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to accommodate (excuse the pun) your request.
If you would like to bring your partner, please let us know using the comments box during the registration process. There is no extra cost for your partner's accommodation. Breakfast for your partner will be billed separately.
We will do our best to accommodate your request (nil extra cost for accommodation), and we will contact you upon receipt of your registration.
Please note that due to accommodation limitations (number of rooms), requests will need to be treated on a 'first in best dressed' basis.
Partners are welcome to attend the Convention dinner ($95pp extra, this will be invoiced separately).
Information about the picturesque location and the attractions it offers will be uploaded shortly.
A guide to getting to Strahan, and delegate information (such as accommodation, venue, transport, other...), will be uploaded shortly.
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