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Online CPD - Civil Litigation Package 2021 - 7 CPD Hrs

NZ $533.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $423 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $548)
  • $533 - Non-members (usually $708)

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Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. 

Health and Safety Update 2020 - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: April 2020
  • Authors: Greg Cain, Michael Hargreaves

COVID-19 presents major risks to many clients’ businesses and to their people – workers, customers, suppliers and others. Practitioners need to understand the legal issues presented by the virus, and the regulator’s views on what clients need to do.

Understanding WorkSafe’s enforcement strategy is also critical for practitioners advising clients on health and safety issues, as is a good grasp of the alternative sentencing options and related case law trends.

This module will outline WorkSafe’s approach to enforcement and regulatory settings, provide an update of the key cases, especially on alternative sentencing options, and will explore the employment and health and safety issues presented by COVID-19.

Topics covered will include:

  • WorkSafe’s enforcement strategy
  • First reckless conduct case
  • Current enforcement issues – particularly alternative sentencing options
  • COVID-19 – what are the employment law and health and safety issues, and what’s the view of the regulator?

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New Employment Legislation - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: June 2019
  • Authors: Simon Mitchell, Samantha Turner

The Employment Relations Amendment Act received Royal Assent on 11 December 2018 with most of the changes taking effect on 6 May this year. This webinar will consider the key legislative changes for you and your clients when preparing and negotiating contracts and revising work schedules.

This module will examine the practical implications of these changes so that you can provide your clients with effective advice. Additionally, we will consider a recent Employment Law Court case of interest concerning availability contracts.

Topics covered will include:

  • Hours of work and breaks
  • Protection for vulnerable workers
  • Collective bargaining and union rights
  • 90 day trials.

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Civil Electronic Casebooks - Senior Courts 2019  - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Authors: The Hon Justice Forrest Miller, The Hon Justice Pheroze Jagose, Bronwyn McKinlay, Laura O’Gorman

Electronic casebooks are becoming the desired medium in document-intensive trials and on all civil appeals in the Senior Courts. Used well, consistently with the updated Protocol, they are tools for persuasive advocacy.

The updated Senior Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol came into effect in March this year and is intended to encourage and facilitate the use of electronic casebooks for civil cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

This seminar will help you to use and construct electronic casebooks effectively, and will provide the perspectives of the Judiciary and senior lawyers.

Topics include:
  • How appeal judges use electronic casebooks during the appeal and for judgment writing
  • How trial judges use electronic casebooks during trial and for judgment writing
  • Effective deployment of electronic casebooks by counsel in preparation for and during trials and appeals
  • The updated Protocol and the rationale behind the changes
  • Constructing an electronic casebook
  • Where to longer term with electronic casebooks.
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Expert Witnesses - important issues - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: April 2019
  • Authors: Chris Browne, Julie Anne Kincade

In many cases, expert evidence can be pivotal to the determination of key issues and counsel will invariably be confronted with the task of both working with and challenging the evidence of expert witnesses. This module will provide you with an overview of the law, practical guidance on dealing effectively with expert witnesses and incorporating expert evidence as part of a robust overall litigation strategy.

This module will include:

  • An outline of the requirements of ss 7, 8 and 25 of the Evidence Act and how this relates to expert evidence
  • Discussion on how the High Court Rules and the Code of Conduct of Expert Witnesses govern such evidence
  • The consequences of non-compliance with the Code: costs; disciplinary proceedings
  • Outline of the "basis" rule regarding underlying facts and assumptions
  • Discussion of due diligence in relation to experts: what can independent inquiries regarding the expert reveal?
  • How to identify that you might need the assistance of an expert
  • How to work out which expert to instruct
  • Ensuring the expert is able to address your specific issues
  • How to lead evidence from experts; how to cross examine and re-examine
  • Practical issues to consider when calling the expert in court.

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Online CPD - Criminal Package 2021 - 4.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2021

Authors: Various

NZ $324.00

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Online CPD - Leadership Package - 7.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Author: Lawrence Green

NZ $537.00

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