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CPD Seminar: 2016-17 Review into the Mining Act 1971 (SA)

Last September, the SA Government announced the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review of the Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 (SA), the Mining Act 1971 (SA) and the Opal Mining Act 1995 (SA). The Review aims to modernise South Australia”s mining legislation and ensure the State is a leader in best-practice regulation of the mining […]

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CPD Seminar: An outdated charter for greed and entitlement? Reforming The Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972

The South Australian Law Reform Institute at Adelaide Law School, is examining the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972, as part of its wider succession reference from the Government. This presentation discusses the reform work and in particular the development of family provision law, and the concerns expressed over its current role and operation. Has the […]

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CPD Seminar – Academia meets industry: Creating long-term collaborations

The purpose of this event is to hear from a number of respected practitioners and academics who will share their insights on a diverse range of topics that are of high relevance to the tax profession and to facilitate the exchange of information between academia and industry. Topics covered will include: Tax and SMSF property […]

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CPD Seminar: Take a Further 20% Off: Corporate Law Advice to Retail Industry Clients in Financial Difficulties

Companies with a tenuous grasp on solvency, in the Twilight Zone before the commencement of a formal insolvency process, need to be able to employ commercial strategies to try to trade their way back to solvency. Unfortunately, as was recently demonstrated by Dick Smith’s, some of the typical strategies employed by companies with tenuous solvency […]

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CPD Seminar: Movie Lawyers – Ethics in Practice and Performance

Ethical problems can have a myriad of ethical (and unethical) solutions. Sometimes the conduct rules assist by pointing out appropriate resolutions, but the rules may fail to address the particular problems we face, or may provide ambiguous or inadequate guidance. Therefore, as we approach ethical decision-making, we tend to fall into familiar patterns and draw […]

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CPD Seminar: Personal Property Securities Act – Key Reforms

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) has been in operation since January 2012. Last year there was a statutory review (the Whittaker review) which has recommended significant changes, particularly to the Register. This session will highlight the likely reforms to be introduced this year, as well as focus on recent amendments and key case law […]

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February CPD Seminar: Planning Reform in South Australia, 25 February

What changes to the existing land use planning system will be made by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act? A Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill is presently before the Upper House of the State Parliament following its passage through the Lower House in the last quarter of 2015. It is likely to be passed […]

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CPD Breakfast Seminar – South Australia Property Law Developments 2012-2013

Over the last year, significant developments in Australian real property law have emerged dealing with the nature and durability of title, at every judicial level. It will be important for South Australian practitioners to be aware of these developments; this seminar provides a practical overview. The High Court dealt with the frailty of possessory and […]

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CPD – Personal Property Securities Act: Under Review

It’s been nearly 3 years since the PPSA and its Register came into operation, heralding a paradigm shift in the treatment of security interests in personal property. With the transitional ‘grace’ period for pre-PPSA arrangements ending earlier this year , the full impact is now being felt, particularly on smaller businesses and in insolvency cases, […]

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Next CPD Event – The Bell Settlement: Where Are We Now?

The settlement of the Bell Group case (Westpac Banking Corp v The Bell Group Ltd (in liq) (No 3) [2012] WASCA 157) leaves several important areas of corporate law and accessorial liability in a state of uncertainty. The Court of Appeal’s split decision in Bell gives rise to significant issues for company directors and executives, […]

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