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2021 CPD Intensive – Succession Law Stream

2021 CPD Intensive – Succession Law Stream

Date & TimeFriday 19 March 2021 9am–4.30pm
Format Intensive, Webinar
Price

Member

$495.00

Non-Member

$650.00

CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

The Law Institute of Victoria’s 2021 Succession Law Intensive takes an in-depth view of key issues and developments in succession law, equipping you with the information and tools to guide your practice in 2021 and beyond.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, including a keynote address by the Hon Justice McMillan and the Supreme Court’s Registrar of Probates Kate Price, while connecting with succession law professionals from across the state and obtaining six CPD points across all compliance areas.

Further details below.

Exclusive LIV member offer: Receive 20% off the standard member price when you register for both Breakfast with the Experts – Wills & Estate: Issues in estate administration and the 2021 Succession Law Intensive. Click here to register for both.

Program Overview

  • 2021 CPD Intensive – Succession Law Stream - Friday 19 Mar
    • 8:50 AM Webinar Launch
      The webinar will launch ten minutes before the intensive begins. It is recommended that you log in a few minutes early to test your settings and familiarise yourself with webinar features.
    • 9:00 AM Opening & Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Keynote Address – The Honourable Justice McMillan together with Kate Price, Registrar of Probates, Supreme Court

      Our esteemed presenter the Honourable Justice McMillan along with the Registrar of Probates Kate Price will discuss current issues pertinent in the area of succession law, including learnings from the RedCrest system which has now been in operation for 9 months. In this interactive session, you will also have the unique opportunity to submit your questions in advance for our presenters to address as part of their presentation.

      Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills/Professional Skills

      Keynote speakers:

      • The Honourable Justice McMillan, Supreme Court of Victoria
      • Kate Price, Registrar of Probates, Supreme Court of Victoria
    • 10:10 AM Wellbeing Break
    • 10:15 AM Essential Succession Law Updates

      Even in times of relative stability succession law is always developing and practitioners need to be on top of the changes to practice effectively in this area. In this session, Ursula Stanisich of the Victorian Bar will cover some of the key case law updates that have occurred over the past 12 months.

      Compliance area: Substantive Law

      Presenter: Ursula Stanisich, Victorian Bar

    • 11:15 AM Morning Tea Break
    • 11:35 AM Practising Law in the New World: Risk management for 2021

      Risk management is always front of mind for any practitioner but 2021 is expected to bring a range of new issues not seen before in private practice. Even as we slowly begin to return to the office, it is unlikely the legal workforce will look exactly as it once did. Working from home (even if only some of the time) and increased flexibility brings with it a range of new considerations, and practices need to have systems and processes in place to avoid the risks of having employees working across multiple venues at different times.

      In this session, we will uncover some of the new risks 2021 is likely to bring and the steps practitioners can take to help to set up their practices and help avoid these.

      Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills

      Presenter: Stephen Bubb, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Commission

    • 12:35 PM Lunch Break
    • 1:10 PM Issuing Proceedings in the Supreme Court v County Court: Panel discussion

      What is the process you go through to decide whether to issue proceedings in the Supreme Court or the County Court? Do you have a clear matrix you follow or is a decision made more on an ad hoc, case-by-case basis?

      Deciding which court to issue in is an everyday decision for succession law practitioners, but it’s not always as straightforward as it may seem. In this highly practical panel discussion, our panellists will engage in an open discussion about how they make this important decision. We will look at the matrix or criteria they go through when deciding whether to issue in the Supreme Court or the County Court, the rationale for the decision and why some practitioners seem to prefer one court over the other.

      Compliance area: Substantive Law/Professional Skills

      Moderator: Helen McGowan, Principal Legal Director, Halliday Solicitors

      Panellists:

      • Louise Gehrig, Partner, Piper Alderman
      • Eleanor Coates, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Bibi Amidzic, Director, Zion Legal, Accredited Specialist, Wills & Estates
    • 2:10 PM Wellbeing Break
    • 2:15 PM Abuse of Powers of Attorney

      Abuse of powers of attorney is a common and sometimes complex issue and practitioners need to know the steps to take when a client comes to them with an abuse matter. In this session, we take an in-depth look at the options open to claimants in this area, discover the role of the Supreme Court and VCAT when it comes to abuse of powers of attorney and analyse key cases in this space.

      Topics include:

      • The options when a suspected abuse has arisen, including the role of the Supreme Court & VCAT
      • Key cases on abuse of powers of attorney
      • Relevant law reform proposals

      Compliance area: Substantive Law

      Presenter: Ingrid Braun, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    • 3:15 PM Afternoon Tea Break
    • 3:30 PM Ethics in Practice

      Facilitated by LIV ethics experts Donna Cooper and Michael Dolan, this closing session brings together attendees of all three intensive streams to collaboratively discuss and formulate solutions to challenging ethical issues that can arise in daily property, family and succession law practice.

      Discussion topics include:

      • A solicitor’s paramount duty to the court and administration of justice
      • Inadvertent disclosure of confidential material
      • Confidentiality
      • Conflict of interest

      Compliance area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

      Presenters:

      • Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria
      • Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria
    • 4:30 PM Close & Virtual Networking
      Following the close of the conference at 4.30pm, attendees are invited to remain online to connect and network with fellow attendees until 5.15pm.

Further Details

  • Full Description & Webinar Details

    Within the background of change brought about by the pandemic and the recent and upcoming regulatory and case updates, it is vital to keep your finger on the pulse of key issues and developments in succession law.

    The Law Institute of Victoria’s 2021 Succession Law Intensive takes an in-depth view of key issues and developments in succession law, equipping you with the information and tools to guide your practice in 2021 and beyond.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, including a keynote address by the Hon Justice McMillan and the Supreme Court’s Registrar of Probates Kate Price, while connecting with succession law professionals from across the state and obtaining six CPD points across all mandatory compliance areas.

    Already fulfilled your CPD requirements? Carry forward up to 3 points accrued between 1 January and 31 March into the next CPD year. Please note, points can only be counted in one CPD year.

    Topics include:

    • Learnings from the RedCrest e-filing system
    • Essential succession law updates
    • Returning to work and managing the risks after COVID-19
    • Issuing proceedings in the Supreme Court v County Court
    • Abuse of powers of attorney
    • Challenging ethical issues that can arise in daily practice

    Virtual Inclusions

    • Opportunities to ask questions and interact with our presenters and other attendees via polls, Q&As and digital breakout rooms
    • Short wellbeing breaks following each speaker so you can get up and stretch your legs
    • Supplementary reading material, including PowerPoint presentations used by speakers emailed to all registrants following the intensive
    • Complimentary recording of the intensive

    Registration Details

    Online registrations close 24 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on 03 9607 9473 or register@liv.asn.au.

    Full Pricing Details

    Standard member price: $495
    Accredited Specialist/Young Lawyer/CLC/Tarwirri member price: $338
    Non-member price: $650

    Webinar Details

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team at register@liv.asn.au or 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Presenters

    The Honourable Justice McMillan, Supreme Court of Victoria

    Kate Price, Registrar of Probates, Supreme Court of Victoria

    Ursula Stanisich, Victorian Bar

    Stephen Bubb, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Commission

    Louise Gehrig, Partner, Piper Alderman

    Eleanor Coates, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Bibi Amidzic, Director, Zion Legal, Accredited Specialist, Wills & Estates

    Ingrid Braun, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice Department, Law Institute of Victoria

    Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria

  • November–March CPD Program


    Make your points count with the LIV

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your CPD requirements for the 2020/21 practising year, the LIV has expanded its usual February and March CPD program to begin November 2020.

    The convenient online program is divided into two parts:

    • Part 1 ran from November to December 2020. Recordings of part 1 sessions will be available for purchase on the LIV site, allowing you to earn CPD points in your own time, at your own pace.
    • Part 2 runs from February to March 2021. It contains 22 sessions across 14 practice areas and features the established CPD intensives and conferences you've come to expect, as well as a blend of live webinars and recordings of previous LIV CPD.

    As with all LIV professional development, this program has been developed in collaboration with LIV committees and industry experts. It features a compelling line-up of high calibre speakers and covers 19 practice areas, all compliance areas and all career stages. Choose from a variety of options and formats to fit your schedule.

    Learn more about the November–March CPD Program.