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Issues for In-House Counsel - UNSW CLE Seminar | 8 November 2017

  • Grace Hotel York Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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This seminar examines issues of current importance frequently addressed by In-House Counsel as a result of increasingly complex roles.  The responsibilities in relation to regulatory obligations are often referred to Counsel within the organisation. The landscape is always evolving and the obligations for listed and unlisted public companies as well as larger private companies are extensive.  The In-House Counsel also has to develop skills to communicate effectively with both internal clients and management.  A deep understanding of the currents in the wider economy are essential to protect your stakeholders from a range of risks.

Time:              1.30pm – 5.15pm
Venue:            The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney    
CLE points    Four (4)
Category:       Substantive Law

1.30pm           Introduction from Chair

Chair:             Elizabeth GRINSTON, Legal Counsel , UNSW

1.35pm           Opening Remarks


Topic 1:          Managing Corporate Interests in a Public Inquiry

Speaker:         Dominique HOGAN DORAN SC, Barrister, NSW Bar, Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW

  • Examples of inquiries past and future
  • Preparing for hearings: privilege, confidentiality, legal representation
  • Use of technology to locate and manage the data
  • Managing costs and insurance
  • Strategic choices in relation to the inquiry - passive/active, reputation management
  • Managing internal decision making and providing instructions
  • Assistance and guidance in relation to substantive materi
  • Anticipating the findings and beyond


Topic 2:         Workplace investigations – Do’s and Don’ts – a checklist

Speaker:        Brooke PENDLEBURY, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law     

3.30pm          Afternoon Tea


Topic 3:          Protection of Corporate Confidential Information

Speaker:         James LAWRENCE, Partner, Mills Oakley


Topic 4:         Governance Best practice; Corporate Counsel and Company secretary

Panel of today's speakers      

  • Key skills and resources for governance compliance
  • Development of layers of corporate policy
  • meaningful compliance
  • Functions for company secretary in unscheduled control activity
  • Regulatory framework for Corporate Governance
  • Top ten issues on the annual calendar for company secretaries                    

5.15pm           Questions and Close