New Zealand Law Society - Programme


8:30am Registration Opens

Conference opening and welcome: Richard Smith, Southland Branch President
NZLS Update: Frazer Barton, NZLS President
Keynote: Melanie Reid – Peter Ellis: The creche case & me
Closing comments: Dale Lloyd, Otago Branch President

11.00am Morning Tea

Session 1:
Settlement Agreements in Litigation Disputes: The must know issues (Tony Hughes-Johnson KC)
Session 2:
Smarter Sleep (Dr Sarah Ferguson)
Session 3:
Utilities disputes: Flickering lights can lead to full-blown fights (Mary Ollivier)
Session 4:
Update on Criminal Law (Mike Brownlie & Sarah Saunderson-Warner)
Session 5:
Successfully navigating complaints: strategies, tips and suggestions for surviving complaints (Tony Sycamore)
Session 6:
Employment Law: getting the problem sorted and ensuring it stays sorted (Geoff Bevan)

1:30pm Lunch 

Session 7:
The gap between separation and division – interim distribution and maintenance (Kim Jarvis & Dale Lloyd)
Session 8:
Part 1: Recent and upcoming changes to the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act (Richard Little)
Part 2: Capacity Law & practise: How to become a Court appointed lawyer for the ‘Subject Person’ (Alison Douglass)
Session 9:
Are you and your business the next IT scam victim or headline? (Dave Bennie)
Session 10:
Forensic Science and the Obama Report (Len Andersen KC)
Session 11:
Mihi/Pepeha Te Reo Māori (Keri Kereru)
Session 12:
Updates on recent GST changes of interest to lawyers (Craig Macalister)

4:15pm Afternoon Tea

Cocktails and dinner at Andersons Park
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