5th Annual 10 CPD Hours in One Day in Christchurch (Live Stream)
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 7.30am to 6.30pm
Attend and earn 10 CPD hours
The end of the CPD year is nearly here - but don't worry, we've got you covered! Featuring an expert speaking panel and timely topics hand-picked to cover new legislation, new cases and new trends, along with updates on some of the most crucial topics in legal practise right now. Gain all your CPD hours, all in one day.
Session 1: Employment, Workplace and Immigration Law Update
Chair: Scott Wilson, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: The First Prosecutions and Enforceable Undertakings
With the release of the first prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, you will examine how the District Court has interpreted this new legislation and applied this to relevant fact situations on guilty pleas. There will also be an examination of publicised enforceable undertakings and the impact on employers.
Presented by Andrew Shaw, Managing Partner, Lane Neave
Employment Law Update
Cut right to the chase and examine some of the most important cases and legislative developments in employment law, the impact they will have on your practice and your clients' businesses, and what you and your clients need to know to find success going forward.
Presented by Amanda Douglas, Partner, Wynn Williams
Immigration Update: Key Changes to the Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Category and the Implications Thus Far
- Review of the changes that came about at the end of August 2017
- Trends arising from the changes
- Areas of difficulty arising from the changes and how they might be mitigated
Presented by Karen Justice, Licensed Immigration Adviser, New Era Consulting
- Examine how the District Court has interpreted and applied the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
- Stay up to date on employment issues in practice
- Analyse key changes and trends in immigration law
Session 2: Trusts and Estates Planning Update
Chair: Stephen van Bohemen, Barrister
PPPR: Applications for Review/Renewal of Orders
- Applications: range of available orders
- Schedule 1 powers
- Court powers for review of guardians and managers
- Renewal of appointments
- Costs and reimbursement of guardians and managers
- Consents and family disputes
Presented by Michael O'Regan, Consultant, Cameron & Co Lawyers
Wills and Trusts Update: The Latest Developments all Will Drafters Need to Know
- Lessons from the recent case of Farn v Loosley  3 NZLR 383 and the Court of Appeal's assessment of the decision
- Application to remove a trustee and Issues of capacity
- When will a solicitor be negligent for not detecting incapacity?
- When should a solicitor instruct an expert physician?
- Which physicians are competent to assess capacity?
- Common misconceptions about 'undue influence'
- New trusts legislation
Presented by Maria Young, Partner, Cavell Leitch
Removal of Trustees
As practitioners we all have clients who never anticipate their own diminished capacity and leave it too late to retire voluntarily or transfer their powers of appointment. You will consider:
- How does the trust then continue to operate?
- How to remove a trustee who has lost capacity
- The transfer of assets to those new trustees
- Practical solutions when drafting trust deeds
- Implications of the Trusts Bill
Presented by Ingrid Taylor, Partner, Taylor Shaw
- Learn about applications for review/renewal of orders in PPPR
- Receive an update and drafting tips in wills and trusts
- Master how to remove trustees
Session 3: Commercial, Construction and Insurance Law Roundup
Chair: Austin Forbes QC, Barrister, Clarendon Chambers
The Commerce Act and New Cartel Provisions: What you Need to Understand to Protect Your Corporate Arrangements
- What do these new anti-competitive provisions mean for vertical and horizontal integration?
- Supply agreements
- Online distribution
- Draft guidelines
Presented by Andy Matthews, Principal, Matthews Law
Post Earthquake(s) Building and Insurance Issues
Explore the latest legal developments and market trends related to key building and insurance issues in light of a post-earthquake landscape.
Presented by Grant Shand, Principal, Grant Shand
Subcontractor Contract Issues: Management and Prevention
- Typical issues
- Relevant Sections of The Construction Contracts Act 2002
- Risk management and best practices
Presented by Rebecca Saunders, Partner, Lane Neave
Professional Liability Insurance Issues for Construction Professionals
- Liability issues arising from the earthquakes
- Professional indemnity insurance
- The complaints/disciplinary process: how it works and common issues
Presented by Stephanie Grieve, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
- Review and understand the Commerce Act and New Cartel Provisions
- Stay up to date with Post Earthquake(s) Building and Insurance Issues
- Examine subcontractor contract Issues
- Gain a deeper understanding of professional liability insurance issues
Session 4: Property and Rural Issues
Chair: Ranui Calman, Principal, Greenwood Roche
Commercial Office Leasing: Issues Created by a Competitive Market
- Dealing with rent free periods, contributions from the landlords, relocation costs and other incentives
- Special considerations when negotiating and preparing lease documentation
- Tax considerations
Presented by James Murphy, Associate, Duncan Cotterill
Resource Consenting: Recent Developments of General Application for your Clients and your Practice
- Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017
- The relevance of District Plan reviews
- Case law developments
Presented by Alex Booker, Senior Associate and Sarah Eveleigh, Senior Associate, Anderson Lloyd
Overseas Investment: A Changing Regime?
- Summary of any changes to the relevant legislation and regulations
- Update on any application process changes at the OIO
- Impact on overseas investment in NZ: observations and analysis
Presented by Oliver Roberts, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
- Learn how to deal with commercial office leasing issues created by oversupply
- Stay up to date with resent developments in resource consenting
- Understand the changing overseas investment regime
Chair: Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson is an employment law specialist with in-depth knowledge of employment and related compliance issues. Working closely with chief executives, legal counsel and HR managers, Scott provides strategic advice on all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and performance matters, restraint of trade, protection of confidential information, restructuring, redundancies, health and safety, and human rights issues. He has extensive litigation experience in a range of jurisdictions. Scott regularly attend mediations and appear in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. He has also acted as Counsel in a number of Court of Appeal cases. As part of Duncan Cotterill's leading Health & Safety team, Scott has extensive experience advising and advocating for clients on a full range of health and safety issues. He provides clients with expert advice on their health and safety obligations, including how they will be affected by the recent changes to health and safety legislation. Scott also regularly defends health and safety prosecutions. In addition, Scott regularly write articles, present seminars and speak at conferences on employment and health and safety matters.
Andrew Shaw is a specialist employment and health & safety lawyer, with over 24 years' experience working for employers throughout New Zealand. He acts for a number of Government entities, national member-based organisations and multi-national public and private companies. He provides advice at Board and Senior Management level and works closely with in- house HR and health & safety teams. He works for employers on all aspects of employment law, from pre-employment to post-termination restraints. In the health & safety area, Andrew was involved in the first defended case in New Zealand under the current Act and he is a leading presenter on the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. He has also been involved in presenting submissions on changes to New Zealand's employment and health & safety law to select committees. Andrew is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Employment Law Committee. The Lane Neave Workplace Law team that he leads, with specialist employment lawyers based throughout New Zealand, has been voted 3 times as New Zealand's top employment law team, is on the All of Government External Legal Services Panel and is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Amanda Douglas leads the Employment and Health and Safety practice at Wynn Williams. She acts for employers and employees on a variety of Employment Law matters, with a particular focus in the dispute resolution area. This includes disciplinary steps, claims through the ERA and Employment Court, negotiations and mediation. Amanda also provides advice on employment agreements and organisational restructuring. Amanda has a good ability to obtain a pragmatic negotiated outcome to many disputes. Where resolution is not possible, she presents a well- considered case to the ERA or Court. Amanda also regularly advises on health and safety matters. She has provided advice on the new health and safety legislation to a number of organisations and is assisting them to prepare for the introduction of that new legislation. Amanda also defends Health and Safety prosecutions. Amanda regularly presents on employment and health and safety matters.
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