Cradle to Grave Conference 2024
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Programme

All Spotlight
Sessions In Person
Livestream
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In Person and
Livestream (Online)

Friday 17 May 2024

7:30am – 8:30am

The Perpetual Guardian Breakfast: Shaping Tomorrow Together

 Henry Stokes

8:15am – 8:30am

NextGen Meet and Greet over Coffee & Cake

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening by the Chair

Vicki Ammundsen

9:05am – 10:00am

Panel Discussion: The Role of the Advisor in the Modern World

Discover the evolving role of advisors in today’s complex landscape through a panel exploring estate management trends, regulatory shifts, and risk strategies, underscored by real-world examples. Learn the pivotal importance of clarity and the consequences of oversight.

Vicki Ammundsen, Henry Brandts-Giesen, Anthony Grant, Justin Kleinbaum

10:00am – 10:40am

Navigating Contract Resilience: Due diligence and addressing pre- and post-settlement issues

Navigate the essentials of pre-contract due diligence and post-settlement nuances in this focused session. Discover the critical elements, legal frameworks, and risk strategies, complemented by practical insights and a case study. A cohesive exploration of transactional diligence, concluding with an interactive Q&A.

Sarah Wroe, Kirsty Thompson

10:40am – 11:20am

Shifting Paradigms in Family Law: The impact of Sutton v Bell and Mead v Paul on contemporary legal practice

Engage with the landmark cases of Sutton v Bell and Mead v Paul, as they redefine family law. This session offers a dual perspective on legal precedents, their practical implications, and the potential for future legislative changes.

Vanessa Bruton KC, Samantha Wilson

11:20am – 12:05am

Light Lunch 1

12:05am – 12:40am

Crossing Borders, Bridging Systems: Navigating the complexities of interjurisdictional tax

Delve into the complexities of tax laws across jurisdictions, understanding the implications of double taxation and strategies to manage global operations effectively. This session promises practical solutions through real-world examples.

Fred Ward

12:40am – 1:00pm

Microlearning: The Window of Tolerance – Working Effectively With Stressed (Or Traumatised) Clients

In this short micro-learning session, learn a simple model that helps conceptualise the zone in which we all work best, connect best with others and achieve the best results.

In the Spotlight

Spotlight Presenters – LS Session – Katie Gray

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Spotlight Session 1

Drafting Trusts: Best practice

Dive into the craftsmanship of trust drafting, where practical experience meets best practices and clear language techniques. Tailor your drafts to reflect the settlor’s true intentions, with a focus on hands-on learning.

Spotlight Session 2

Broker to Banker: Mastering property finance

Explore finance methods in property transactions, emphasising the legal professional and mortgage broker relationship. This session covers broker selection, second-tier lenders, and compares financing options, alongside CCCFA updates, approval strategies, and due diligence, enriched with practical tips.

SPOTLIGHT SESSION 3

Steering Clear of Trouble: A young professional’s guide to avoiding pitfalls

Under the confidentiality of Chatham House Rules, this session explores the common pitfalls in legal practice, emphasizing ethical integrity, effective communication, and meticulous documentation. It underscores building a supportive professional network and seeking guidance, enhancing career resilience.

Priscilla Brown, Joe Hurn, Logan Reardon, Steve Keall

1:35pm – 2:05pm

Spotlight Session 4

Capacity Law 101

Explore the nuanced assessment of capacity across contexts, from wills to medical consent. Learn methodologies, address challenges like bias, and engage with ethical considerations through practical activities, enhancing accuracy and fairness in evaluations.

Spotlight Session 5

Calculating Fairness: Excel solutions for relationship property challenges

Excel in property division with tools for accuracy and efficiency. Learn to organise data, apply formulas, and visualise financial scenarios, with a focus on privacy and practical, take-home solutions.

Spotlight Session 6

The Productivity & Pricing Paradox: The impact of technology on billing

The primary goal of integrating technology into a practice is to minimise the amount of time that lawyers and staff need to spend on providing services. We explore the impact of technology and automation on productivity and value billing, with an in-depth discussion of the positives and pitfalls.

Dr Mark Fisher, Professor Kate Diesfeld JD, Amanda Donovan, Rod White, Kristine King

2:05pm – 2:55pm

Light Lunch 2

2:55pm – 3:25pm

Spotlight Session 1 (RPT)

Drafting Trusts: Best practice

Dive into the craftsmanship of trust drafting, where practical experience meets best practices and clear language techniques. Tailor your drafts to reflect the settlor’s true intentions, with a focus on hands-on learning.

Spotlight Session 2 (RPT)

Broker to Banker: Mastering property finance

Explore finance methods in property transactions, emphasising the legal professional and mortgage broker relationship. This session covers broker selection, second-tier lenders, and compares financing options, alongside CCCFA updates, approval strategies, and due diligence, enriched with practical tips.

SPOTLIGHT SESSION 3 (RPT)

Steering Clear of Trouble: A young professional’s guide to avoiding pitfalls

Under the confidentiality of Chatham House Rules, this session explores the common pitfalls in legal practice, emphasizing ethical integrity, effective communication, and meticulous documentation. It underscores building a supportive professional network and seeking guidance, enhancing career resilience.

Priscilla Brown, Joe Hurn, Logan Reardon, Steve Keall

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Spotlight Session 7

Capacity Assessment in Action

Based on a role play, participants will identify red flags that should alert lawyers to the need for a clinical capacity assessment. Practical tools to maximise clients’ decision-making capacity, and complex issues from practice, will be collaboratively discussed.

Spotlight Session 5 (RPT)

Calculating Fairness: Excel solutions for relationship property challenges

Excel in property division with tools for accuracy and efficiency. Learn to organise data, apply formulas, and visualise financial scenarios, with a focus on privacy and practical, take-home solutions.

Spotlight Session 6 (RPT)

The Productivity & Pricing Paradox: The impact of technology on billing

The primary goal of integrating technology into a practice is to minimise the amount of time that lawyers and staff need to spend on providing services. We explore the impact of technology and automation on productivity and value billing, with an in-depth discussion of the positives and pitfalls.

Dr Mark Fisher, Professor Kate Diesfeld JD, Amanda Donovan, Rod White, Kristine King

4:05pm – 4:55pm

Panel Discussion: Evolving yet Enduring – A dance between tradition and transformation

Discover how AI and technology are reshaping legal practices, from research enhancements to client service transformations. This session balances innovation with tradition, focusing on efficiency, ethical practice, and future trends.

Judge Harvey (Retired), Michael Moyes, Edwin Lim, Amy Kingston-Turner, Sally Morris

4:55pm – 5:00pm

Closing by the President and the Chair

Tony Herring and Vicki Ammundsen

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