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CPD Studio

As the March 31 deadline to fulfil CPD requirements edges closer, we recently ran our annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) legal studio events nation-wide. These two day events provide an opportunity for our clients to network, hear about the latest legal trends from industry experts and also earn important CPD points for compliance.

Governance, culture and accountability – reflections on APRA’s CBA Report and the Financial Services Royal Commission.

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

What is the risk in the new world order following the presentation of the final report from the FSRC.

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Class actions – current trends, themes and evolution

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

Recent court decisions and significant proposed legal reforms means litigation funders and plaintiff law firms are going to be looking for new and different class action targets.

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Modern slavery – reporting, legislation, policy development and contracts

CPD POINT: CORE: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

It is now a key compliance and good governance requirement for many organisations to responsibly report on modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains.

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Common insurance questions demystified

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

From corporate crime to shareholder class actions, this session explores some of the key questions we have fielded in the last year, and seeks to demystify some of the most important (and misunderstood) insurance policy terms for in-house counsel, directors and management.

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Simplifying or complicating? Impact of proposed changes to ASX listing rules

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

In this session we will discuss the key proposed reforms which are proposed and the implications which the impact which such reforms will have on reporting requirements and transactional matters for ASX-listed entities so that they can be factored into planning for the year ahead.

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Doing well – doing good

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

10 years on from the GFC and with the Royal Commission into misconduct in the financial services industry now behind us and climate risk at the forefront of the political and economic agenda, it is an opportune time to examine the notion of ‘doing well, doing good’.

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The Telecommunications (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth) – also known as the 'encryption' act and the impact on civil liberty and privacy.

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

The presentation provides a critical appraisal of the key provisions of the act, the rationale behind ‘industry assistance’ and the very real issues with computer access warrants and assistance orders.

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Connected, Automated and Electric Vehicles – Regulating future transport

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

Driverless and electric cars, and intelligent transport systems, continue to attract massive investments and significant publicity.

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ACCC – the regulator of everything?

CPD POINT: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 

This practical focused session will cover an update on Australian competition and consumer law and examine the evolving role of the ACCC, recent and potential enforcement actions and the ACCC’s expanding regulatory reach.

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Adopting best practice process for your in-house team

CPD POINT: CORE: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SKILLS 

In this session, we will explore the impact that adopting best practice process can have on the operations of your in-house team.

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Ethics

CPD POINT: CORE: PRACTICAL LEGAL ETHICS 

In this session we will address the paramount duty of all lawyers (including solicitors and in-house counsel) to the Court and to the administration of justice, and how that duty applies in practice.

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Automation isn't rocket science

CPD POINT: CORE: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SKILLS 

Most people will blame the technology for being too complex or not providing the right functionality but in fact, there are often some key choices made early in the piece that make a project problematic long before the technology is implemented.

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Legal AI – starting your journey

CPD POINT: CORE: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SKILLS 

This session will explore what the term 'Artificial Intelligence' really refers to in the context of the legal industry. 

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Legal research – tips and tricks

CPD POINT: CORE: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 

This presentation will explain the broad range of free resources available to you and provide you with the skills to understand when and how to use them.

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