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The AGS Australian Women Lawyers Award has been presented to Fiona McLeod SC at the 7th National Australian Women Lawyers Conference in Sydney.

The Current State of Statutory Interpretation


25 Oct 2018 9:00am - 25 Oct 2018 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne) 

Adina Apartment Hotel, 189 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Presented by: Fiona Alpins

Our presenter will outline 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!



Building and Construction Half Day Conference


6 Sep 2018 9:00am - 6 Sep 2018 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne) 

Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Building and Construction Case Update

This session will cover significant cases that impact on Building and Construction matters. Cases up to August 2018 will be covered. Recent cases and topics to cover include:

  • Valeo Construction Pty Ltd (Valeo) v Pentas Property Investments Pty Ltd (Pentas) concerning a payment claim under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic)
  • Obligations of good faith on construction projects and Lien & Anor v Clontarf Residential Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 94

Presented by: Toby Cogley, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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 Fax: 9225 7728

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