Gerard Forlin QC presented at the Dewan Jubli Emas, the AGC’s Law and Courts Building. The paper he presented was titled “Public Inquiries and Professional Discipline”. To find out more go to the Brunei Times website.
|To our wonderful friends who have been of such support to us over the past year.
I can understand that it seems impossible that I have been able to survive and even at times enjoy life the past twelve months since my beloved Geoffrey died on November 14 last year.
The support young Geoff and I were given during Geoffrey’s illness and death and which has been constant throughout the past year has been incredible. To those who have been able to be always there for us, all we can say is a BIG thank you. Without you, life would have been almost impossible. As you all know, Big Geoffrey took up a lot of our life and the emptiness would have been impossible to fill without the telephone calls, the coffees, the dinners, and at times, just the knowledge that others cared so much.
It has been very, very hard to live my life with such an enormous, and the most important, part of my life missing. I have been able to achieve strength, hope and fortitude from the support that Geoffrey gave me all the time we were together. He continues to sit on my shoulder and when the time gets really tough, I just give my shoulder a rub, say, “thanks darling” and get on with enjoying life. Without his constant support life would be pretty difficult.
On Thursday young Geoff and I are going to spend the day together and just be thankful that we were so very, very, lucky to have had such a wonderful man in our lives for as long as we did.
So to all of you who were such good friends, business associates, and maybe even clients; on Thursday, take just a few minutes with young Geoff and myself to maybe raise a glass of wine or just have a few thoughts in memory of a truly great man. Cannot think of anyone who deserves it more.
Thank you my friends;
Gerard Forlin QC highlights legal trends and issues in Aviation. Read the article from the Aviation Business website.
On 26 June 2013 Jim Pearce and Ian Latham presented two papers dealing with union officials’ duties to a Denman CLE session.
Jim Pearce’s paper was entitled “UNION OFFICIALS’ FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DUTIES UNDER THE FAIR WORK (REGISTERED ORGANISATIONS) ACT 2009 “.
Ian Latham’s paper was entitled “OTHER SOURCES FOR UNION OFFICIAL’S DUTIES”.
Jim opened his paper by stating “Provisions dealing with the general duties of union officials in relation to financial management were first legislated in Schedule 1B Registration and Accountability of Organisations of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (WR Act), and are now found in substantially the same form in the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (FWRO Act) in Chapter 9 Part in 2. In his second reading speech, in 2003, Minister Abbott stated: “The bill establishes statutory fiduciary duties for officers and employees of organisations modelled on duties applicable to company directors under the Corporations Law. These provisions will provide members of organisations with increased protection against financial mismanagement. This protection is appropriate, given that officials of registered organisations are entrusted with substantial funds on behalf of their members.” It is fair to say that these laws lay dormant and undisturbed by judicial consideration until recently.”
Ian’s paper dealt with other bases for the duties of officers of registered organisations including:
(i) the equitable bases for officer’s duties;
(ii) the prohibitions within the Criminal law;
(iii) the statutory regime set out in the NSW Industrial Relations Act;
(iv) the appointment of administrators under the State and Federal Acts;
(v) the obligations under the 2012 changes to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012.”
Craig Tanner is to present a paper of the effect of the 2012 amendments on lump sum claims at the Legalwise Seminar “Workers Compensation: Working with the Reforms”, scheduled for 13 June 2013.
Ben Fogarty will be delivering a panel presentation for NSW Young Lawyers on 9 April 2013 entitled ‘What is Discrimination?” see: link to NSW Young Lawyers flyer
Click here to read his paper.
The NSW Bar Association will conduct a CPD Conference on 23 March 2013. Kylie Nomchong SC is presenting an Ethics Hypothetical in conjunction with Richard Weinstein SC. This ethics seminar will focus upon Rule 78 of the NSW Bar Rules and consider the steps which need to be taken by a barrister in circumstances where a client may be presenting false evidence to the barrister and/or the Court.
Ian Latham presented a seminar at the Law Society of NSW on 12 March 2103 entitled “Hot Topics in the Workplace”.
This paper covered a wide range of topics of changes to workplace law including adverse action claims, sexual harassment, unfair dismissals, Work Health and Safety and other legislative changes.
Read the “Hot Topics in the Workplace” paper.