2016 Litigation Update and Commentary
Speakers: Leigh Sealy SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers, Tasmania
- Paper - 14 Pages
This short seminar covers a range of recent updates in the area of litigation.
Further details: Seminar from the Litigation Convention, Hobart, November 2016 | CPD Points: 0.5, SL | Video - approximately 30 minutes | Paper included
About the Speaker:
Leigh Sealy SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers, Tasmania
Leigh Sealy SC has practised as a solicitor and barrister since 1979. He has appeared and advised in numerous complex cases involving commercial and construction disputes including arbitrations; constitutional cases; intricate planning appeals; Trade Practices, Corporations Law and Federal Fisheries prosecutions; defamation suits; injunction applications and applications for other equitable relief.
After practising as a solicitor-advocate for over 20 years, Mr Sealy joined Malthouse Chambers in 2001 and thereafter practised exclusively as a barrister. He served as a Committee Member of the Tasmanian Bar Association for 12 years, was Deputy Chairman of the Racing Appeals Board from 1995 until 2008 and has been a member of the Judicial Committee of the Tasmanian Rugby Union for over 25 years.
Mr Sealy took silk in 2008 and was appointed Solicitor-General of Tasmania in that same year – an office which he held until he resigned in May of 2014.
Mr Sealy has lectured at the University of Tasmania and at the Tasmanian Professional Legal Training Course where he has also acted as an instructor and judge in the Supreme Court Civil Litigation Unit for almost 20 years. Mr Sealy has also presented many lectures and seminars on aspects of advocacy and litigation to members of the legal profession and on various areas of Public Law to lawyers, company secretaries and government officers. Mr Sealy has also lectured widely on various aspects of British and Australian constitutional law and in 2013 was invited by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law in the University of New South Wales to present a paper at its 2013 National Constitutional Law Conference.