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CPD Points 1

  • C4: Substantive Law (1)

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This seminar looks at recent and important High Court commercial law cases. It will do so in seven sections. This module will cover developments in proportionate liability, contract damages, and the law of penalties, by reference to 3 cases: - Paciocco v Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and changes to the accepted approach to penalty clauses - Limitations of statutory proportionate liability regimes and Selig v Wealthsure - Clark v Macourt and the High Court’s approach to the assessment of damages in contract - Concluding summary and Q&A

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The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors


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The use of caveats may raise professional ethics issues as well as legal issues. A recent decision by the State Administrative Tribunal found the lodging of a caveat without there being a caveatable interest to be professional misconduct on the part of the lawyer.  Join us for a refresher on caveats and caveatable interests as the speakers explore the relevance of caveats in family law proceedings including inappropriate use.  The seminar concludes with a panel discussion, including an opportunity for questions.