ListenEpisode 60 Imperfect Compliance: Digital Payments and Data Matching in Tax Disputes Andrew Davidson In this episode, Andrew Davidson of Davidson Tax Law explores what the ATO is doing in the digital payments and data-matching space.
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ListenEpisode 59 No More Dusty Tomes: The Changing Nature of Legal Research Michael Green In this episode, Michael Green, founder of JADE, provides some useful tips for legal research and also discusses the future of legal tech.
ListenEpisode 58 Copyright, Copyleft: The Use and Reuse of Media Michael Green and Wen Wu In this episode, Michael Green SC and Wen Wu of Level 22 Chambers explore copyright and copyleft, and the impact of modern technologies on copyright law.
ListenEpisode 57 A Year Like No Other: A Review of Building and Construction in 2021 Paul Folino-Gallo In 2021, the construction industry was impacted by standdowns, shutdowns, vaccine mandates and protests. This episode looks back at the cases and moments that defined building and construction throughout the year.
ListenEpisode 56 Green Lawfare: Public Interest or Public Menace? Annika Reynolds In this episode, Annika Reynolds, founder of GreenLaw, discusses environmental public interest litigation and the myth of ‘green lawfare’.
ListenEpisode 55 The Perils of Partnerships Geoff Sutherland This episode explores the partnership model. Experienced commercial lawyer, Geoff Sutherland, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of trading as a partnership.
ListenEpisode 54 Symptoms and Causes – Causation and Quantum in Medical Negligence Clare Eves In this episode we explore medical negligence. We cover finding relevant medical experts, as well as causation and quantum of damages.
ListenEpisode 53 Mistaken Expectations: Managing and Owning Mistakes in the Workplace Jennifer McMillan In this episode, Jennifer McMillan from Lawcover discusses what to do when you’ve made a mistake. She provides useful advice on what to say to the client and some useful ways to rectify some common issues.
ListenEpisode 52 Expertly Prepared – Making or Breaking Expert Evidence Matthew Hudson In this episode, Matthew Hudson from SV Partners shares his insights and practical tips as both an expert and a litigant. We cover a range of issues from the preparation of expert evidence to selecting the right expert and finally, preparing for cross-examination in court.
ListenEpisode 51 Safety Starts at the Top – Officers’ Personal Liability for WHS Breaches Peter Rozen QC In this episode, Peter Rozen QC reflects on his work assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, applying case studies and stories to WHS law. Peter also discusses the differences in Work Health and Safety laws between states and the adoption of the model law. Peter also discusses officers’ duties under WHS law and the need to actively implement safe management plans.
ListenEpisode 50 Put Up a Park(ing) Lot – Developments in Ecologically Sustainable Planning Amelia Thorpe In this episode, Amelia Thorpe, Associate Professor in Law at UNSW, highlights the need for public participation in planning law using the example of Park(ing) Day. She also explains planning law in NSW and the framework it operates in. She suggests ways the system should change to accommodate environmental considerations as they become more important in the modern world.
ListenEpisode 49 That’s Just Unfair! Unfair Preferences in Insolvency Litigation Nicola Bailey In this episode, Nicola Bailey shares her experience in insolvency litigation on both the creditor and debtor’s side. Nicola explains unfair preference claims, in particular, the from the assets of the company requirement. She also distinguishes the peak and net indebtedness rules. Finally, she highlights the changing nature of unfair preference claims as it relates to the availability of set-off in these claims.
ListenEpisode 48 Springing into (Derivative) Action – Derivative Actions under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) James d'Apice In this episode, James d’Apice from Chamberlains discusses when contributories want to take action against a director or a third party on behalf of the company. He sets out the requirements for acting on the company’s behalf and the potential risks of litigating in this manner.
ListenEpisode 47 Show me the Money! Navigating Debt and Credit Geoff Sutherland In this episode, Geoff Sutherland draws on his vast experience as an international trade and finance lawyer advising large corporate borrowers both nationally and internationally to provide insights into the world of banking and finance law. He gives tips on what lawyers can do to better aid in the free and productive flow of debt and credit to achieve the best outcome for their clients.
ListenEpisode 46 Behind Closed Doors: The Insidious Challenge of Financial Abuse Laura Bianchi and Julian Charters In this episode, we discuss the effects of payday lending legislation changes to the National Credit Code and the Banking Code of Practice on vulnerable peoples to identify, and prevent, financial abuse. As Team Leader of the Redfern Legal Centre’s Financial Abuse Service, Laura Bianchi shares her experiences as a CLC lawyer in this space while Julian Charters offers his commercially-minded insights.
ListenEpisode 45 Advocacy in the Local Court, Coroner’s Court and Mental Health Review Tribunal Mary Jerram AM This episode of Hearsay explores the various skills required for advocates presenting in three different judicial forums: the Local Court, Coroner’s Court and Mental Health Review Tribunal. Mary Jerram AM shares her insights and unique knowledge with us as an experienced judge in both adversarial and inquisitorial courtrooms.
ListenEpisode 44 Special Purpose Liquidators Stephen Parbery In this episode, experienced insolvency lawyer Stephen Parbery explains to us the unique functions of a special purpose liquidator and shares his own high-profile experiences in such a role.
ListenEpisode 43 Coaching and Career Planning for Lawyers Dimity Brown In this episode, executive coach Dimity Brown discusses the importance of good coaching and mentorship skills in the legal profession in creating a healthy and constructive professional culture. Dimity also offers her expert advice as a professional coach on how to plan a sustainable career that is consistent with your values.
ListenEpisode 42 Chronicles of Insolvency Law: Unreasonable director-related transactions David Armstrong In this episode, David Armstrong demystifies the law on unreasonable director-related transactions in the insolvency space. Discussed is the evolving nature of unreasonable director-related transactions as yet another tool for liquidators to recover funds for the benefit of a company's creditors.
ListenEpisode 41 Migration conversation: the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s migration laws Tamsin Johnston and Shamili Kugathas Tamsin Johnston and Shamili Kugathas, migration lawyers at Australian Presence Legal, share with us their professional and personal experiences with COVID-19 changes to Australian migration laws. In this episode of Hearsay we discuss everything from the India travel ban, to the ‘legacy caseload’, to the appeals process for refused and cancelled applications, and more.
ListenEpisode 40 Happy Lawyer, Happy Life: how to create an authentic personal brand Clarissa Rayward Clarissa Rayward aka "the Happy Family Lawyer" joins us in this episode to discuss how to create an authentic personal brand as a lawyer in a way that not only brings you success, but most importantly happiness. She shares with us insights gained from her journey finding success, balance, contentment and joy as a lawyer.
ListenEpisode 39 The Ins & Outs of the In-House Lawyer Marcus Suliman In this episode, we discuss all the lessons Marcus Suliman, UK head of legal at Saxo Bank Group, has learned from his vast experience working as an in-house lawyer at large companies to see what it takes to succeed as in-house counsel.
ListenEpisode 38 Perfecting Parenting Plans Vanessa Jackson In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of informal parenting plans vs court-ordered consent orders with Vanessa Jackson from Southern Waters Legal, as well as tips and tricks on how to navigate parenting plans.
ListenEpisode 37 Costs assessments: fair, reasonable… and proportionate? Mike Dudman In this episode we discuss costs assessments with Mike Dudman, Director of Blackstone Legal Costing, who shares his insights and experiences both in and out of court.
ListenEpisode 36 Trolling, Cyberbullying and Catfishing Judge Paul Conlon SC and Kent Park In this episode, Judge Paul Conlon SC discusses the laws related to trolling and questions whether reform is needed, specifically to protect younger people who are the victims of trolling on social media. This is followed by a discussion with Kent Park, Associate at Sydney Criminal Lawyers, who explains the legal and moral issues of catfishing and how it is prosecuted under current legislation.
ListenEpisode 35 Paw Regulation: Animal Law in Australia Tess Vickery and Rishika Pai In this episode, we discuss the legal and theoretical complexities of animal law both in and outside Australia with Tess Vickery, policy advisor to the Hon Emma Hurst for the Animal Justice Party, and Rishika Pai, senior solicitor at Women's Legal Service NSW.
ListenEpisode 34 Managing Complaints against Lawyers Roger Gimblett In this episode, Roger Gimblett from the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner shares his insights on the management of complaints against lawyers, providing suggestions for lawyers on how to manage this process.
ListenEpisode 33 A shock to the system: How renewables are changing the energy regulation landscape Catriona Webster Catriona Webster, a policy, legal and regulatory consultant in the energy sector, tells us about the complex system for energy regulation in Australia, and how renewable energy is changing regulatory policy.
ListenEpisode 32 CLC-ing it, from their perspective Haley McEwen, Vincent Shin and Nadia Baldassi-Winderlich In this episode Haley McEwen, lecturer and CLC lawyer, and Vincent Shin and Nadia Baldassi-Winderlich, youth lawyers from WEstjustice Community Legal Centre in Melbourne, provide their insights on how to assess and untangle legal issues, particularly in the context of advising vulnerable and young clients.
ListenEpisode 31 Employee Engagement Breda Diamond Breda Diamond explains the link between employee engagement and productivity, providing tips on how to increase and maintain employee engagement for firms and businesses of all sizes.
ListenEpisode 30 Criminal law and mental illness Thomas Spohr Thomas Spohr shares his experiences as a criminal lawyer at both ends of the bar table about how mental illness can affect the experience of the criminal justice process, including early diversions out of the process through s 32 applications, the question of fitness to be tried, and the insanity defence.
ListenEpisode 29 The Moment of Decision: How Judges Judge The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG In this episode, the Honourable Michael Kirby tells us about the difficult task that begins after closing submissions end - deciding a case according to law - through a deep-dive into one of his more difficult decisions: Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v B  HCA 20.
ListenEpisode 28 Organisational Development and Managing Change Milena Milojevic In this episode, Melina Milojevic explains the importance of organisational development and the impact it has on both employee engagement, motivation, managing change and leadership.
ListenEpisode 27 At the Edge of the Insolvency Cliff: The new small business restructuring process Mark Wellard and Jason Harris Professor Jason Harris (USyd) and Mark Wellard (UTS) join us to discuss the Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020, and whether the small business restructuring process it introduces – Australia’s first debtor-in-possession formal insolvency regime – is really the tool that distressed Australian businesses need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ListenEpisode 26 Complex Bankruptcies Mark Robinson Mark Robinson shares his experiences in managing complex bankruptcies – lots of interesting stories in this episode!
ListenEpisode 25 Examine me please! How shareholders are utilising the Liquidation process to resolve disputes Vince Pirina, Andrew McEvoy and Jason Porter In this episode we discuss how a court-appointed liquidator of a solvent company can resolve shareholder disputes.
ListenEpisode 24 Accounting for Lawyers Nik Ahkin In this episode, Nik Ahkin explains accounting concepts by reference to common issues experienced in legal practice such as managing pipeline, WIP and accounts receivable.
ListenEpisode 23 In Search of the Unicorn: Advising early-stage start-ups Richard Prangell In this episode, Richard Pragnell discusses the unique legal dynamics of advising early-stage, high-growth start-up companies.
ListenEpisode 22 An Unplanned Career in Legal Tech Wenee Yap Wenee Yap, lawyer, marketer, innovator and strategist, shares her insights on having an unplanned career in legal tech. This episodes explores many themes including having a growth mindset, being open to challenging experiences and the benefits of technological change in the profession.
ListenEpisode 21 PPSA: The Basics Nicholas Mirzai and Jason Porter In this episode, we discuss the often-misunderstood Personal Property Securities Act, and how to navigate the Personal Property Securities Register with confidence.
ListenEpisode 20 The State of State Taxes in NSW Oliver Berkmann In this episode we speak to Oliver Berkmann about state revenue in NSW, covering areas such as payroll and land tax, reviews and private rulings.
ListenEpisode 19 Sentencing Considerations Michael Vo and Matthew McAuliffe In this episode, we talk about sentencing for both ends of the bar table - from the Crown's role to practical tips on character references and reports.
ListenEpisode 18 The Basics of Elder Law Adeline Schiralli Adeline Schiralli of Keypoint Law tells us about the property law aspects of retirement planning, as well as the growing problem of elder abuse.
ListenEpisode 17 Stop, Collaborate and Listen – Collaborative Law Leona Bennett and Shelby Timmins Collaborative law is changing the way disputes are resolved, by emphasising being candid over being adversarial – we speak with a collaboratively-trained lawyer and a collaborative law coach about their experiences.
ListenEpisode 16 Managing Data Breaches and Cyber Incidents Reece Corbett-Wilkins 'Breach coach' Reece Corbett-Wilkins discusses the interdisciplinary first response to data breaches, and privacy law tips to minimise the impact of potential breaches.
ListenEpisode 15 The Role of Technology in Creating Operational and Organisational Efficiencies Paul Bartholomew and Jon Prideaux In this episode, we discuss how technological and organisational innovation open up new opportunities to practice more efficiently, with a deep dive into e-discovery and legal process outsourcing.
ListenEpisode 14 Statistics in Adjudicative Fact-Finding Nicholas Lennings and John-Henry Eversgerd This episode explores how statistics can be used to prove causation in courts, and recent developments in statistical evidence.
ListenEpisode 13 Zooming into Court: Digitalisation of Australian Courts Talitha Fishburn This episode explores how courts are increasingly conducting more of their business online, and how advocates need to adapt their skills to digital forums.
ListenEpisode 12 Beyond the Will – Practical Considerations in Estate Planning Simon Bennett In this episode we discuss estate planning, guardianship, and the myriad ways of expressing and carrying out testamentary wishes.
ListenEpisode 11 You™ – Building your personal brand Araceli Robledo and Chris Gingell This episode explores how lawyers at all stages of their career can be involved in business development, and discusses how to build a positive personal brand.
ListenEpisode 10 How to be an Expert at Briefing Experts John-Henry Eversgerd This episode provides practical tips on how to effectively brief experts, consistent with ethical obligations under the Expert Code of Conduct and the rules of evidence.
ListenEpisode 9 The Voluntary Administration Regime Jason Harris This interview with Professor Jason Harris explores the effectiveness of the voluntary administration regime in Australia since its introduction in 1993.
ListenEpisode 8 Working 9 to 5, redefined Nicola Martin Employment law, specifically (1) the legal difference between an employee and contractor; and (2) considerations for employers when implementing flexible working arrangements such as working from home practices
ListenEpisode 7 Invisible Needs – Advising Vulnerable Clients Ali Mojtahedi, Joshua Strutt and Leona Bennett In this episode, we interview lawyers from two different fields about how to identify and accommodate the needs of vulnerable clients, including clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and clients experiencing mental illness.
ListenEpisode 6 Microeconomics for Lawyers George Beaton In this episode, Dr George Beaton explains how understanding microeconomic principles can help law firms improve their business development strategies.
ListenEpisode 5 Successful Law Firm Succession Craig Osborne In this episode we discuss succession planning for law firm owners, in particular smaller firms and sole practitioners, with some practical tips from an acquirer of law firms on how to maximise the value of your practice.
ListenEpisode 4 Risky Business: Handling Professional Responsibility Complaints and Claims Jennifer McMillan This interview with a Lawcover claims solicitor discusses your Lawcover professional indemnity policy and how to handle a complaint or claim made against you or your firm.
ListenEpisode 3 This is STRATA! Samantha Saw This episode explores how strata schemes are managed, and how disputes regarding strata schemes are resolved - or avoided in the first place.
ListenEpisode 2 WHS: What about Mental Health? Michael Tooma Michael Tooma, pre-eminent work health and safety lawyer, talks to us about how lawyers can create more mentally healthy workplace cultures.
ListenEpisode 1 The View from the Bench – Tips for Aspiring Advocates The Hon Justice Lucy McCallum The Hon Justice Lucy McCallum JA gives some guidance to aspiring advocates, for both first instance and appellate advocacy.