Up to 4.5 CPD Units (including Practice Management/ Business Skills or Professional Skills)
Register for one, two or all three sessions
Chair: Grant Feary –Deputy Director,Law Claims
9:15am - 10.45am: Commercial Law/Sale and Purchase of Businesses Q & A - don’t come unstuck!
1.5 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Presenter: Jane LeMessurier, Partner, LeMessurier Harrington Consulting - Risk & Practice Management
Panel: Grant Feary, Deputy Director, Law Claims
Suzanne Mackenzie, Barrister, Bar Chambers
Sue Harrington, Partner, LeMessurier Harrington Consulting
Commercial claims are typically the most expensive claims for professional indemnity insurers and our claims in South Australia highlight where we can come unstuck.
This session will focus on good practices in areas of identified vulnerability including retainer and client issues, deficient advice, poor documentation and 2020 challenges. Panel members will share their own experiences with difficult scenarios through a question and answer session.
Morning Tea: 10:45am - 11:00am
11:00am - 12.30pm: Risks for Commercial Litigators – Protect yourself as well as your client
1.5 CPD Units in Practice Management/ Business Skills or Professional Skills
Sue Harrington, Partner, LeMessurier Harrington Consulting – Risk & Practice Management
Julie Kinnear, Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers – Commercial Insurance – Law Claims Panel Solicitor
This session identifies the errors which are resulting in claims against South Australian commercial litigation practitioners. Using case studies, based on Law Claims files, we will explore issues such as cost and time pressures, difficult clients, the vagaries of litigation, broad practice areas, increasing regulation, advocates’ immunity, inadvertent waiver of privilege and cyber risks. Commercial litigation has inherent risks, but you can do a lot to protect yourself as well as your client.
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2.30pm: Civil Litigation PI Claims – Protecting your practice from human error
1.5 CPD Units in Practice Management/ Business Skills
Jane LeMessurier, Partner, LeMessurier Harrington Consulting – Risk & Practice Management
Grant Feary –Deputy Director,Law Claims
We will examine Law Claims’ civil litigation claims over the past 5 years, identifying problematic areas and highlighting the importance of establishing good processes, clear communication standards and appropriate policies. When we understand the real causes of claims and accept that we all make errors, it becomes clear that ‘blaming and shaming’ does not solve problems. This seminar which includes video input from Dr Peter Lee – Consultant in healthcare communication and Human Factors, will encourage us view human error in a different light so that we can anticipate and avoid poor client and firm outcomes.
Registration Fees are discounted for those insured via the PI Scheme:
PI Scheme Participants admitted more than 3 years: $110 per session
PI Scheme Participants admitted less than 3 years: $85 per session
Non-PI Scheme Participants: $160 per session
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