Upcoming Events

  • The Changing Landscape of Environmental Litigation

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    TBC

    The environment is becoming the new frontier in public interest litigation, particularly around climate change issues. This is only reinforced by recent predictions by former High Court Chief Justice Robert French that climate change litigation will be on the rise. 

    But what avenues are there for environmental litigation in Australia? Our CLE will untangle the avenues to bringing environment claims - traversing Land and Environment Court challenges, shareholder action and actions against trustees of superannuation funds. 

    We will be joined by experts in environmental litigation, including EDO NSW Solicitor Matt Floro, who had carriage of the recently successful Rocky Hill mine litigation. 

    The details are:

    • When: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 6:00pm
    • Where: To be advised

    Register: Environment Litigation CLE

    If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CLE Point).

  • How Employees Pursue and Employers Avoid Underpayment in Australia 17 rsvps

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Trainign Room 2, Sydney Trades Hall, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney
    With major uncovering of underpayments in corporate Australia throughout 2019, NSW Labor Lawyers launches its CLE program with a focus on how employees can pursue and employers can avoid underpayment in Australia.
     
    What are the avenues for an employee to pursue their entitlements in Australia? What are the additional penalties and protections that were put in place over the last year? On the eve of a new Senate inquiry into underpayments, what are the likely procedural reforms that we will see in underpayment law, and what future for the criminalisation of wage theft? And for employers, what avenues are there to monitor compliance with wage laws, and resolve underpayment issues in the workplace early to avoid damage to corporate reputation and future liability?
     
    These questions are more will be answered by Ruth Nocka, employment law Partner at Dentons, and Adam Guy, barrister at HB Higgins Chambers - two experts with a long professional history of representing employees and employers in wage disputes.
    This is a FREE event but donations to the Society are welcome to cover event costs.
    If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CPD Point).