Legalwise: Core Competency Areas for Personal Injury Lawyers

Date: Thursday 7 March 2019
Time: 2.00pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth

Attend and earn 3 CPD points including:
1 point in Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
1 point in Competency Area 3: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
1 point in Competency Area 1: Practice Management

You have to gain your CPD core area points, so why not get them out of the way early while attending a session that’s been crafted to enhance your personal injury practice? Gain practical tips and insightful guidance on how to navigate costs issues in a useful and practical panel discussion with Registrar Jacqui Kubacz and other leading specialists. Examine how to successfully plead occupiers’ liability taking current legislation and common law into account and explore how to avoid ethical pitfalls that threaten to erase all of your successes.

Chair: Stephen Williams, Managing Partner, Kott Gunning; Recommended Workers Compensation Lawyer and Dust Diseases Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

2.00pm to 3.00pm
Competency Area 1: Practice Management
PRATICAL PANEL ANALYSIS: Maximising Costs for Personal Injury Practitioners: Panel Discussion

  • Best practices for maximising recovery on an assessment of costs
  • Tips and traps
  • Recent decisions and trends

Stephen Williams, Managing Partner, Kott Gunning

Registrar Jacquie Kubacz, District Court of WA

3.00pm to 4.00pm
Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
Pleading Occupiers’ Liability Matters

  • The practical significance of the relationship between the Occupiers’ Liability Act, the Civil Liability Act and the common law
  • Structuring pleadings to reflect that relationship

Presented by Dr Brenda McGivern, Consultant, Moray & Agnew Lawyers; Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business Law & Education, The University of Western Australia

4.00pm to 4.15pm Afternoon Tea

4.15pm to 5.15pm
Competency Area 3: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Ethical Hotspots for the Personal Injury Practitioners

  • When a client’s instructions pose an ethical dilemma
  • The ethics of dealing with a witness and preparing witness statements
  • Ethical considerations when representing mentally ill and intellectually disabled clients
  • Solicitors’ obligations when making allegations of fraud
  • Situations where a conflict of interest arises

Presented by Ian Weldon, Barrister, Sir Clifford Grant Chambers; former Board member, Legal Practice Board of WA

For more information and to register, go to the Legalwise event webpage.