Victorian Government Seminar Series 2018

Hall & Wilcox is delighted to bring you a series of seminars that will explore and offer practical insights on a range of legal issues relevant to the Victorian public sector.

Each of the seminars will be worth 1 CPD point.

RSVP for any of the sessions below here.


Seminar 1

Contribution and contributory negligence

The seminar will be presented by Zoe Keith and Sauming Chan.

Date Thursday 8 February 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 2

Cladding Issues

The seminar will:

  • provide an overview of the nature and extent of the cladding issue in the building industry
  • latest government and industry responses around Australia
  • rectification developments and impact on sectors in the economy
  • the outlook – “where is the issue heading”

The seminar will be presented by Matt Curll and Zoe Keith.

Date Thursday 22 February 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 3

Ethics – Legal Professional Privilege

The issue of legal professional privilege continues to be a topic of interest for government lawyers.

This seminar will cover, amongst other things:

  • the principles of legal professional privilege, particularly as they apply in the government context
  • recent cases on privilege
  • practical tips for ensuring privilege is engaged, is maintained and not waived

Jake Uljans will provide a practical overview of this important topic.

For attendees who maintain a practising certificate, this seminar will constitute completion of the compulsory CPD point in ethics and professional responsibility.

Date Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 4

Crown Land Sales and Leasing

This seminar will provide a high level overview of the key principles, statutory, regulatory and policy framework and rules applying to the sale and leasing of reserved and unreserved Crown Land.

This seminar will be presented by Natalie Bannister and Emily Kyriacou.

Date Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 5

Effective litigation strategies

This seminar will be presented by Anastasia Coutsouvelis, Zoe Keith and Sauming Chan.

Date Wednesday 18 April 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 6

Electronic signatures

This seminar will be presented by Ben Hamilton.

Date Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 7

Indemnities and construction of commercial contracts

Indemnities are a key feature of many commercial contracts and are often the subject of debate between contracting parties, their legal advisers and insurers. Particular considerations apply where indemnities are proposed to be given by government departments and agencies. Understanding the legal and commercial considerations that apply when giving or seeking contractual indemnities is an important part of good contract governance and planning.

Ben Hamilton and Matthew Bridges will provide a practical outline of key considerations for government lawyers drafting and advising in relation to contractual indemnities.

The presentation will consider best practice both from the perspective of contract drafting and also the broader attestation and compliance framework within which government departments and agencies operate.

Date Thursday 17 May 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 8

GST implication of government supplies of land

This session considers GST matters relating to the government supplies of land and outlines key areas of GST which should be considered when contemplating a variety of transactions (including subdivisions, development agreements and auction sales).

The seminar will cover, amongst other things:

  • Overview of key GST principles relating to property supplies
  • The importance of monetary and non-monetary consideration in working out GST on supplies
  • Key margin scheme provisions for government supplies of property (including matters relating to ‘improvements’ on the land)
  • Relevant GST-free provisions for government supplies of land

This seminar will be presented by Michael Parker and Raoul D’Cruz.

Date Wednesday 30 May 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 9

A year in review: important decisions which have changed the personal injury landscape in the last 12 months

This seminar will be presented by Anastasia Coutsouvelis, Zoe Keith and Sauming Chan.

Date Thursday 7 June 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 10

Medical Panel and Impairment Master Class

This seminar will be presented by Anastasia Coutsouvelis, Zoe Keith and Sauming Chan.

Date Wednesday 20 June 2018
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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Seminar 11

Procurement and probity

This session will consider the latest legal issues in relation to Government procurement processes.

The seminar will cover, amongst other things:

  • Overview of key procurement principles
  • Good faith in Government contracting
  • The role of the probity advisor
  • Recent legal cases relevant to procurement: and
  • Other practical tips on managing procurement processes

This seminar will be presented by Matthew Bridges and Matthew Smith.

Date Thursday 28 June 2017
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
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