Jane Needham SC a finalist in the Senior Barrister Award category

Posted on 07/10/13

The members of 13th Floor St James Hall congratulate  Jane Needham SC on being nominated as a finalist in the Senior Barrister Award in the upcoming 2013 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.   Jane’s nomination is recognition of her long and distinguished career at the New South Wales Bar.  The members wish Jane every success when […]

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Simon Chapple presents practical guidance on how to approach termination of contracts – 15 July 2013

Posted on 06/17/13

Termination of contract is an often difficult and complex area of law. Simon Chapple outlines critical principles and the areas of complexity associated with the termination of a contract. Providing practical advice on how to approach particular situations with case studies and case law examples.

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Susan Phillips presents at 3rd Annual Native Title Law: Focus on ILUA’s and RTN Agreements – 14 June 2013

Posted on 06/14/13

Agreement Making: Industry ‘Best Practice’ for ILUAs and Future Acts

A quick guide to ILUAs: What they are, when to use them and why?
New role for the Federal Court regarding ILUA negotiations
Proposed amendments to the ILUA provisions of the Native Title Act
Understanding the Tribunal’s approach to ILUA registrations and objections
Examination of the implications of QGC Pty Ltd vs Bygraves for ILUAs

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Ottesen provides a review of recent State and Federal appellate cases for Casewatch, April 2013

Posted on 04/18/13

Television Education Network’s Sound Education in NSW Law is an audio update service designed to keep NSW lawyers abreast of new developments and changes in the law. Sound Education in NSW Law

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Jane Needham SC speaks at 11th Annual Wills and Estates NSW Conference, 10 April 2013

Posted on 04/08/13

Family Provision Act update

An assessment of where the courts discretion is heading
Claims by former spouses Some examples
Family Provision Act claims when the deceased and their progeny are in a different country/state
Case study updates

11th Annual Wills and Estates NSW Conference | Wednesday 10 April 2013 | Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney

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“Compromising Family Provision Claims” presented by Willmott SC at UNSW CLE, 21 March 2013

Posted on 03/11/13

• Mediation
• Releases
• Offers of Compromise

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Michael Willmott SC and Mark Sneddon present at the College of Law’s Autumn Intensive

Posted on 03/06/13

Michael Willmott SC presents “Charitable Bequests”, 9.00am 25 March 2013

Mark Sneddon speaks on “Intermeddling Executors and Personal Liability in Devastavit”, 2.45pm 25 March 2013

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Passing Over and Removal of an Executor: Rights and Remedies delivered by Michael Willmott SC at Estate Litigation Seminar

Posted on 02/28/13

– Executor renouncing or not acting
– Procedure where appointed executor neglects to prove will
– Passing over appointed executor because of conduct
– Minority or other disability of sole appointed executor
– Appointed executor out of jurisdiction
– Probate to one or more executors with leave to others to prove later
– Revocation of grant of probate and removal of executor
– Death or resignation of executor to whom grant of probate has been made

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Simon Chapple presents “Contract risk management from a litigator’s perspective: Managing Risk when Performing and Terminating Contracts”

Posted on 02/22/13

– Recognising and minimising risks that arise when performance of a contract differs from its express terms
– Managing parties who wish to no longer be bound by a contract, and choosing the appropriate remedy
– Recognising and minimising risks when terminating a contract

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Andrew Scotting speaks on “Conduct Outside The Courtroom – Bringing The Profession Into Disrepute”

Posted on 02/13/13

Exploring the boundaries of conduct outside the courtroom that could lead legal practitioners to become the subject of disciplinary action for bringing the profession into disrepute. Focusing on the need for courtesy in day-to-day dealings (both conduct and correspondence) with other practitioners and third parties.

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