In our annual CLE series, our team of experts will explore a range of practical and legal issues relevant to in-house counsel for the year ahead.
Each session will be conducted as a live webinar and include a Q&A session.
International supply chain issues
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
The protracted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact virtually all aspects of life. However, was it the black swan event necessary to force companies to transform their global supply chain model in order to mitigate risk and future disruptions? Stephen Giles and Abigail McGregor discuss global supply chain disruption, the resulting impact on modern slavery, and the need to implement sustainable systems moving forward.
The future of class actions in Australia
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
There has been an increase in the prevalence of class actions in Australia, mainly due to the availability of litigation funding. With recent legislative changes permitting law firms to charge contingency fees, the number of class actions are likely to increase. The recent Parliamentary Joint Committee report into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry has made a number of significant recommendations which, if implemented, will change the face of class actions in Australia. In this session our expert team of dispute lawyers will consider the factors driving the rise of class actions and how business can seek to mitigate the risk of costly and long-lasting litigation which can damage both the reputation and profitability of the business.
Ethics and professional responsibility – avoiding kryptonite for in house lawyers
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
The disruption and economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many lawyers managing an increased workload resulting in less time and more stress. What ethical and professional traps arise as a result? In this session, Natasha Toholka and Leith Hunniford consider a number of scenarios and provide a practical framework to navigate these situations.
Contract law – 2020 in review
Thursday, 4 March 2021
In this session our resident contract law specialist, Jeffrey Goldberger will provide a practical analysis of the key Australian appellate decisions in contract law handed down over the last year.
Introduction to mental health, wellbeing and resilience
Friday, 5 March 2021
One in six working-aged Australian’s currently experience a mental health condition. It’s therefore vital to increase our mental health literacy to ensure the stigma around mental health is reduced, and to have strategies and techniques to continue caring for ourselves and others. This session will explore the myths and fears that exist around mental health, examine the most common mental health conditions and discuss some of the options for prevention, intervention, treatment and support that are available.