Celebrating NZ LAW’s 25th Anniversary Conference and NZ CA Annual General Meeting, Auckland

Celebrating NZ LAW’s 25th Anniversary Conference and NZ CA Annual General Meeting, Auckland

Date: 29 September, 2017

NZLaw 25th Anniversary Conference

AustLaw Members are invited to attend the NZLaw 25th Anniversary Conference, based in Aukland.

Friday 29 September to Saturday 30 September.
Start Time
2:00pm Friday
End Time
3:30pm Saturday
Skycity Convention Centre


Premium Rooms $225.00

Premium Suite $375.00

Skycity Hotel – online booking


SKYCITY Grand Hotel:

Premium Luxury Rooms $255.00

Premium Luxury Suites $455.00

Skycity Grand Hotel – online booking


            Please note:  all accommodation will be released 28 August 2017

Session Overview
Systemising Advice
Legal practice is all about information communication, use and management. The Digital Paradigm enables improved and  efficient use of information systems to commoditise basic and repetitive advice common to many legal issues. Legal Expert Systems – a subset of Artificial Intelligence – provide further opportunities to develop advice giving processes and systems. This presentation will discuss how Legal Expert Systems can be deployed, how they can be created and their possible application beyond the law office and in the Court system, thus enhancing access to justice.  Judge David Harvey 

Evolution of Damages for Breach of Contact
Two important recent decisions of the United Kingdom Supreme Court shed much light on the law of assessment of damages for breach of contract where what would otherwise appear to be a loss has been avoided by the receipt of a benefit.  The Court examined whether the benefit was merely collateral or was closely enough related to the loss to amount to an avoidance of that loss.  This presentation will examine the two cases and provide some comments on their reasoning and applicability in New Zealand.  The cases are Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP [2017] UKSC 32 (reported at [2017] 2 WLR 1161 and Globalia  Business Travel SAU of Spain v Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama (UKSC decision pending on appeal from [2016] 1 WLR 2540; [2015] EWCA Civ 1299).  Prof Charles Rickett 

Session Overview
Share Valuation Disputes

How to plan for share value issues; drafting secure and effective disputes clauses in commercial agreements and when and how to use an independent expert.  This seminar is useful for lawyers and accountants, and will cover the a-z of planning for share valuation issues, and how to ensure expert determination processes are efficient, valid and binding.   Tim Lindsay, Lowndes Jordan and Jay Shaw, Grant Thornton  

Being Your Authentic Self

From his own personal story, author Harold Hillman will present the seven elements of authenticity and how they can influence successful outcomes through stronger connections at work.  Hillman makes the case for ‘wholehearted’ leadership in the  inherent tension between ‘fitting in’ and ‘standing out’.  Participants will have an opportunity to do a self-inventory on the seven elements and determine which ones they need to strengthen.  Dr Harold Hillman 

Rules in Communication

How our biases influence communications, how to recognise when people are lying, generational differences in  communication, and the importance of good tone, volume, and rate of speech  Lance Burdett, Warn International, Communications, Safety and Resilience 

Dr Paul Wood is an expert in helping people be the best versions of themselves possible and overcoming the barriers that are holding them back. His TED talk was rated among the NZ Herald’s top ten TED talks to watch, he is a blogger for the Huffington Post, and regular contributor within the media.  Yet at 18 Paul’s life was completely off the rails. Paul’s talk will be using this journey from delinquent to doctor to explore the process of transformational change and growth.  Dr Paul Wood 

Full Program and Social Program
Registration to this event is free to AustLaw Members.  Social programs and accommodation costs are additional.

Download the  Program including Social Program here.

Download the Presenter Profiles here.

Registrations are due Friday 25th August 2017 to register, simply click here:  Registrations On-line

For any enquiries, please contact Heather Menzies at NZLaw.

[email protected]
Phone:  + 64 6 835 5299  | Mob:  +64 21 432 843   

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