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Virtual Litigation Conference 2020




Law Society of Tasmania

CPD Points




by zoom, link and password made available to registrant by email, after approx. 5pm the day prior to event.

CPD Guide: 6 (E, PS, PM, SL)


This conference follows the Mercanti case and all presenters will take facts from this case to weave into their webinar. We recommend attendance at both the full suite of conference webinars and the Advocacy Skills Package. However, if you are unable to attend both, the Advocacy Skills Package is available to registrants choosing advocacy only - available here.

Choose from the following registration options:

  1. Conference (suite of 5 webinars + podcast)
  2. Transactional Lawyers Package (suite of webinar 1, 2 and 3 + podcast) - ideal for Commercial Lawyers and Trust & Succession Planning Lawyers
  3. Advocacy Skills Package (here)



Download program and full session outlines here 


Introductory case background podcast  - Mercanti v Mercanti. This is available for registrants to listen to any time after 2 Oct. CPD Guide: 1 (PS, SL)

Presenters: Simon Gates, Partner, McLean, McKenzie & Topfer, Evan Hughes, Principal, Rae & Partners, Sam McCullough, Senior Associate, Simmons Wolfhagen, Amanda Thompson, Senior Associate, Wallace Wilkinson & Webster 



All webinars are held 4-5pm on the following dates:


Tuesday 13 Oct  
Webinar 1When Family Business Transactions Go Wrong – Have you Protected your Clients (and Yourself)? CPD Guide: 1 (PS, E)

Part I - Evan Hughes, Principal, Rae & Partners and Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Society NSW
Part II - Simon Gates, Partner, McLean, McKenzie & Topfer and Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed AOM, Mindfulness Coach, Monash University


Wednesday 14 Oct
Webinar 2 -  Keeping it in ‘the Family’ - Family Law Considerations for Family Businesses  CPD Guide: 1 (PS, SL)

Presenters: Marcus Turnbull SC, Principal, Ogilvie Jennings; Trevor McKenna, Senior Associate, Ogilvie Jennings


Thursday 15 Oct
Webinar 3When All Trust is Gone – Attacks on Changes to the Terms and/or the Control of Family Trusts  CPD Guide: 1 (PS, SL)

Presenter: Philip Jackson SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers


Tuesday 20 Oct
Webinar 4The Whole Truth?  Strategy when deciding who to call as witnesses and who to cross examine  CPD Guide: 1 (PS)

Presenters: Christopher Dockray, Principal, CN Dockray; Phillip Zeeman, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers


Wednesday 21 Oct
Webinar 5 -  - Navigating the judgment aftermath: should you appeal?  Should you apply for a stay/injunction pending an appeal? CPD Guide: 1 (PS, SL)

Presenter: Arthur Moses SC, Barrister, New Chambers, NSW


Bonus Complimentary Book

All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the ebook by internationally acclaimed Legal Communication Consultant/Coach, Marsha Hunter, Founder & CEO,  Johnson & Hunter, Inc, (USA) - The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions 


Knowing what to say as an advocate doesn’t matter unless you know how to say it persuasively.  Johnson & Hunter’s innovative techniques, based on more than 30 years of experience coaching practitioners, use cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, human factors, neuroscience, gesture studies, cognitive and sports psychology. The Articulate Advocate provides immediately useful answers to common questions about channeling adrenaline, talking too fast, and remembering everything you need to say as you grab and hold your judge’s or jury’s attention.

This book is an essential part of the tool kit for anyone who really wants to be a skilled advocate. It is an
investment in you, your career, and your clients
.” — Jami Wintz McLeon, Chair, Morgan Lewis

The Articulate Advocate remains the single must-have manual on courtroom speaking. Both seasoned and new litigators will benefit from reading it and practicing Johnson and Hunter’s tested techniques. It changed my entire approach to trial and it will do the same for you.” Brian D. Liddicoat, The Law Offices of Brian D. Liddicoat



Important notice: These webinars, with any associated recordings and papers (where applicable), are subject to copyright and are provided for the registrant's use only. They (including links) may not be shared, copied, reproduced, adapted, transmitted or otherwise distributed, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites in any manner.


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