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Contract Law Masterclass 2019




Law Society of Tasmania

CPD Points



Hobart Function & Conference Centre

Elizabeth Street Pier Hobart, Tasmania 7000

CPD Guide: 3.5 (SL, PS)

Registration 8.30am onwards, T&C on arrival

New Topics

The Society is delighted to announce the return of Jeffrey Goldberger this October to deliver a further chapter in his suite of contract law masterclasses.  This practical, interactive workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience.  It will assist you to keep abreast of the latest developments in contract law and help you develop your technical skills to enable you to provide more effective solutions for your clients.  

Reviews from Jeffrey’s previous Contracts Masterclasses: “Phenomenal presenter” | “One of the best presentations ever, contracts law made interesting and engaging” | “The best contracts law seminar I’ve attended in many years” | "A great presenter - entertaining, concise and interesting. With just the right mixture of fear-inducing insight!" | "The presentation materials are excellent, as was Jeffrey's presentation. Jeffrey's style of presentation was engaging and helped to highlight key areas of focus." | "The paper is a fantastic resource."

Welcome remarks

9.00am - Contract law in the cases: the year in review

  • Key issues in contract formation
  • Rectification of contracts by construction
  • Equitable and statutory relief against forfeiture
  • Subrogation and contribution in contracts of guarantee
  • Bank guarantees

10.30am - Morning tea

10.50am - The significance of mistake in Australian contract law

  • Mistakes in contract formation
  • The equitable remedy of rectification for common mistake
  • Payments made under mistake of fact
  • Mistaken assumptions and estoppel by convention

11.50am - Short tea break

Noon - Limits on the exercise of contractual powers and discretions

  • Good faith and fair dealing
  • Reasonableness
  • Equitable constraints on the exercise of a contractual power

1.00pm - Final remarks and close

CPD Guide:  3.5 (SL, PS)


About the Presenter

Jeffrey Goldberger, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright 

Jeffrey has over 25 years' experience in the Australian legal sector and is a recognised authority on Australian contract law. He has advised clients in both the private and public sectors and is well known to, and highly regarded by, major government, finance, resources and corporate clients. Jeffrey has lectured in contract law and private international law at the University of Sydney Law School and in 2012 he served on the then Federal Attorney General's expert panel established to advise the Australian Government on the effectiveness of Australian contract law. Jeffrey's ability to articulate the application of contract law in a practical and commercial way is widely known and highly regarded, reflected in his presenting papers on Australian and English contract law at numerous conferences and seminars throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.


Attendance / Registration information:   Attendance in person is required for this 3.5 hour workship.  
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