Seminars

This section contains papers delivered at seminars and other events hosted by the Federal Court of Australia.

Increased regulation of litigation funding - a timely crackdown or a regulatory 'solution' in search of a problem?

9 April 2018, Melbourne

Chair: The Hon. Justice Bernard Murphy, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Deborah Hensler, John W Ford. Professor of Dispute Resolution at Stanford Law School, Stanford, California.
  • Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission and Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

Panel:

  • Andrew Watson, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hugh McLer non, Bentham IMF Litigation Funding
  • Susan Dunn, Harbour Litigation Funding
  • Professor Vicki Waye, University of South Australia

Download full seminar audio - 195 MB


Australian Academy of Law Annual Lecture WA Chapter Lecture

Rationality and reason in administrative law - Would a roll of the dice be just as good?

29 November 2017, Perth

The Hon R French AC


Tax Bar Association

The ethical considerations of alleging conscious maladministration or improper purpose

24 March 2017

Andrew de Wijn, Daniel Diaz

PowerPoint (283 kb) | Accessible text version


The VAT / GST Seminar

Input tax deductibility and neutrality

3 August 2016

Chair: Justice Jennifer Davies

Presenters:


Tax Bar Association Ethics Seminar Series

Direct briefing how to do it, when to do it and ethical considerations

7 June 2016

Chair: Justice John Middleton

Presenters:

  • Roisin Annesley QC, Deputy Chair, Victorian Bar Ethics Committee
    Direct briefing - the new regime
    PowerPoint (237 kb) | Accessible text version
  • Michael Flynn QC, Vice-President, Tax Bar Association
  • Paul Abbey, Partner, PwC

Tax Ethics Seminar

Model litigation obligations what are they, what do they add and how are they enforced?

15 March 2016, Melbourne

Chair: The Hon. Justice Jennifer Davies

Presenter:


Tax Bar Association

In dispute with the ATO: What to expect

2 October 2014

Chair: The Hon. Justice Jennifer Davies
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Presenters:


The Distinction between questions of law and questions of fact

20 May 2014

Chair: Justice Pagone
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Presenter: Jennifer Batrouney QC
The distinction between questions of fact and questions of law in section 44 appeals to the Federal Court


National Commercial Law

Papers presented at the National Commercial Law Seminar series, held in the Victoria Registry of the Federal Court of Australia.

Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context

16 September 2014

Chair: The Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Presenters:

  • Michael Kingston, ASIC's Chief Legal Officer;
  • Shane Kirne, Deputy Director of the CDPP
    Dealing with ASIC & the CDPP
    PowerPoint (349 kb) | Accessible text version | Supporting paper
  • Ray Finkelstein QC, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University (former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia); and
  • Robert Strong, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Things every commercial lawyer should know about judicial review - a panel discussion

7 May 2014

Chair: Bruce Dyer, Partner, Ashurst
Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Presenters:


Personal Property Securities Act: beyond the transitional period

18 March 2014