9 Selborne Chambers has recently started conducting CPDs via zoom since the Coronavirus outbreak. Many of the members have provided insight into various matters. The CPDs are listed below as well as the topics covered.

Videos of the CPDs can be provided as requested as well as some of the papers.

27 August 2020- Ethical considerations for different practice areas

Andre Zahra- Insurance and professional liability
Giles Stapleton- Family Law
Thomas Bagley- Class Actions
Frank Tao- Insolvency
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC

22 July 2020- Insolvency update

Phil Lonergan: Virgin Australia administration- an update on the proposed sale and bondholder actions
Blake O’Connor: Tracing in insolvency- Court’s approach to intermingled funds in a Ponzi scheme
David Knoll AM: Strata schemes and insolvency
Frank Tao: Two months from the insolvency cliff edge- what’s next?
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC

24 June 2020- Family Provision Update

Michelle Painter SC: Court of Appeal update- Provision for widows: how Steinmetz v Shannon changed the landscape
David Knoll AM: Family Provision applicants don’t always win- the sorry tale of the unsuccessful cross dressing widower
Adrian Maroya: Aspects of evidence in FPA cases- the Evidence Act and facilitation of proof
Dean Elliott: Practical matters- what to put into a family provision affidavit- and what not to
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC

3 June 2020

Tom Bagley and Blake O’Connor: Class actions against companies in financial distress
Frank Tao: Experiences of a remote hearing against a self-represented litigant
Simon Shepherd: Closing submissions to an 8 week hearing in the Equity Division without oral addresses- key takeaways
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC

20 May 2020

Dean Elliott: COVID-19 challenges for commercial landlords
Sam Sykes: Implications of Kirby v Dental Council for professional conduct proceedings
Adrian Maroya: Proof in the law of evidence
Giles Stapleton: Update on court responses to COVID-19
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC

6 May 2020- Adapting to COVID-19

Andre Zahra and Mitch Davis: Advocacy and teamwork in virtual courts
Jack Hynes and Frank Tao: Insolvency in hibernation
Michelle Painter SC: Digital briefing and conference
Thomas Bagley: Socially distant evidence
Chaired by Michelle Painter SC







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