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Recent Trends and Current Approaches to Statutory Interpretation


14 Feb 2019 1:00pm - 14 Feb 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)

Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Presented by: Fiona Alpins

Our presenter will outline the current state of play including recent trends and current approaches to statutory interpretation, with reference to recent case law.

This session will include:

  • Reading statutory text the right way – why does it matter in your work?
  • Lessons from the High Court – text, context and purpose;
  • What to do and what to avoid; and
  • Top tips for persuading the decision maker to adopt your contended construction.

It’s statutory interpretation – but not as you know it!

Silk Announcements


Congratulations to the following who were appointed as Senior Counsel today: Richard Dalton, Jennifer Firkin, Fiona Forsyth, Anthony Strahan, Scott Smith and Eugene Wheelahan.

McPhee Mediation Centre

Excellent facilities in a bright and roomy environment. The McPhee Mediation Centre has been designed to create an environment conducive to obtaining successful mediation results. Its configuration allows you to bring parties together for mediation and then separate them from private consultation as required.
Phone: 03 9670 4003 Email: McPheeMediation@gmail.com

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