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Judgments of Interest Covering Family, Civil and Criminal

Judgments of Interest Covering Family, Civil and Criminal

3 CPD UNITS (including Professional Skills and Other)

Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Law Society, Level 10, 178 North Terrace Adelaide 

Chair: Judge Penelope Kari, 
Federal Circuit Court of Australia

9:00am – 10:00am
Presenter: Jane Miller, Elizabeth Evatt Chambers
Topic: Must-Know Family Law Judgments of the past decade
Units: 1 Standard CPD Unit

Family Law practice continues to evolve with the delivery of significant High Court, Full Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court judgments.  What are the Must-Know cases of the past decade that lay the foundation to family law practice, as well as the cases that have hailed a pivotal shift in thinking in the area? Ranging from property settlement to parenting matters, as well as issues relevant to practice management, this session will introduce the judgments that practitioners in family law must have at their fingertips. 

10:30am – 11:30am
Presenter: James Marcus, Len King Chambers
Topic: The Interim Latest and Greatest
Units: 1 CPD Unit in Professional Skills

This topic will include a snapshot of some of the recent and significant changes to the criminal law landscape in South Australia. Given the state of the criminal law at moment, there have been some significant changes to the major indictable process and we have a relatively brand new Sentencing Act.

11:30am - 12:30pm 
Presenter: Mark Livesey, QC Bar Chambers
: Recent Judgments and Orders in Civil Cases
Units: 1 Standard CPD Unit

- Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth [2019] HCA 20 - 20 June 2019 - The differences between an insolvent trustee company and other insolvent companies did not deny employees priority to payment of their entitlements.
- Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 - 24 June 2019 - A former Don Vale detainee was found to have been defamed and News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment were legally responsible for comments made by readers on social media accounts.
- Douglas v Morgan [2019] SASCFC 76 - 1 July 2019 - An insurer was found not to be entitled to claim legal privilege over an investigation report obtained at a time when litigation was anticipated.
- ACCC v Woolworths Limited [2019] FCA 1039  - 5 July 2019 - The ACCC failed to show that Woolworths’ environmental claims that its ‘Select eco’ range of disposable plates, bowls and cutlery were “biodegradable and compostable” were false or misleading.
- Public Advocate v C, B [2019] 
SASCFC 58 – 24 May 2019 - Requirements for the making of placement and detention orders, whether under ss 29 or 32 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 (SA)

Member Admitted more than 3 years: $240
Member admitted less than 3 years: $180
Non member: $355

28/08/2019 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Law Society of South Australia Level 10, 178 North Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
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