2022 CPD Program - Australia
K&L Gates offers a CPD Program for clients in Australia in 2022. This allows practising lawyers to complete their mandatory training before the 31 March deadline.
The health and safety of our clients and staff are of the utmost priority. We will be conducting CPD sessions as interactive live webinars where participants ask questions or watch later. Our Perth CPD program will continue to be in-person and further details will be sent in due course.
In addition, we will upload other pre-recorded CPD sessions to our K&L Gates HUB CLE Centre during March which clients can watch at any time.
To register your interest for any sessions, please contact our Market Development team in Australia by clicking here.
Our live webinars are set out below.
All sessions will be 1 hour and qualify for 1 CPD point applicable for all Australian states and territories.
Webex login details will be emailed for each live webinar once registered.
|Monday 7 February 2022 - live from Melbourne|
SESSION 1 | 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm (AEDT) - Adaptive Leadership
Speaker: Clare Monger, Associate Director of Human Resources
In a time of prolonged uncertainty, people leaders are adapting more often than ever before. Clare Monger, Associate Director, Human Resources will discuss the themes arising in workplaces as leaders navigate and harness opportunities to maximise 4 key areas: retention, motivation, resilience and influence.
|Wednesday 9 February 2022 - live from Sydney|
SESSION 2 | 8.30 am – 9.30 am (AEDT) - Innovation in a Post COVID-19 World
Speaker: Carolyn Austin, Director, Knowledge and Practice Support Australia
We all know we should never waste a good crisis – but how do legal teams stay innovative and forward-focussed as we slowly emerge from the pandemic? Carolyn Austin, co-lead of K&L Gates' Innovation Committee in Australia, shares experiences, insights and practical tips to help us collectively learn and thrive as we face the future together.
SESSION 3 | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm (AEDT) - Investment Management Update
Speaker: Kane Barnett, Partner
SESSION 4 | 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEDT)- Unfair Contract Terms - Significant Broadening of Scope and Penalties for Breaches: Is Your Business Prepared?
Speaker: Ayman Guirguis, Partner
|Thursday 10 February 2022 - live from Melbourne|
SESSION 5 | 8.30 am – 9.30 am (AEDT) - Workplace Behaviour Training
Speakers: John Monroe, Senior Associate and Meg Aitken, Senior Associate
This program provides an important refresher on the law around appropriate behaviour in the workplace, including the following:
SESSION 6 | 9.45 am – 10.45 am (AEDT) - Demystifying Crypto, Smart Contracts and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
Speakers: Daniel Knight, Partner and Felix Charlesworth, Lawyer
Speakers: Jim Bulling, Partner and Ravi Jayemanne, Special Counsel
The momentum for the development of a comprehensive regulatory regime for ESG Investing in Australia is building and includes the following:
SESSION 8 | 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEDT) - Construction Contracting - PPPs and Transport
Speaker: Zac Kerr, Partner
The session will cover:
|Tuesday 15 February 2022 - live from Sydney|
SESSION 9 | 9.00 am – 10.00 am (AEDT) - Legal Professional Privilege
Speakers: Tim Webster, Partner and Renée Krikorian, Special Counsel
This session will cover:
|Wednesday 16 February 2022 - live from Melbourne|
SESSION 10 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (AEDT) - Getting the Best Out of Your Intellectual Property – The Importance of Registered Designs and the Protection of Trade Secrets
Speakers: Patrick Sands, Partner, Kerry Dick, Senior Associate, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Dr Chris Vindurampulle, Senior Associate, Patent Attorney and Harrison Ottaway, Senior Associate
Kerry Dick, Chris Vindurampulle, Patrick Sands and Harrison Ottaway, from our Intellectual Property group, will provide an update on the latest developments in registered designs and an overview of the laws protecting trade secrets. Patrick and Harrison will provide real-world examples of how confidential information has been misused and give practical suggestions to minimise risks of inadvertent or deliberate disclosure. Kerry and Chris will provide an overview of the important changes made to the Designs Act with significant implications for designs owners.
|Thursday 24 February 2022 - live from Brisbane|
SESSION 11 | 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm (AEST) - Ethics of Negotiation
Speaker: Ian Dorey, Partner
Join Ian Dorey (Partner) in our Restructuring & Insolvency group where he will explore the topic of Ethics in Negotiations.
Topics discussed include:
SESSION 12 | 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm (AEST) - Employment Law Update
Speaker: Jamie Robinson, Special Counsel
Speakers: Michael Byrnes, Senior Associate and Cameron McCormack, Senior Associate
Join Michael Byrnes (Senior Associate) and Cameron McCormack (Senior Associate), as they review issues such as:
SESSION 14 | 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm (AEST) - It's not 'A Game of Drones' – The Regulatory and Contractual Matrix Governing Drone Operations
Speakers: Tom Young, Partner and Julie Brown, Special Counsel
Tom Young (Partner) and Julie Brown (Special Counsel), from our Corporate group, will be providing an insight into the world of drones. The session will cover regulatory and contractual issues governing drone operations including: