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  • 8 July 2015

    The ACT Bushfires Appeal: An Australian landmark on the negligence liability of government authorities

    ACT Law Society Training Room

    The recent ACT Court of Appeal decision on the 2003 bushfires litigation brought together the leading Australian caselaw on the negligence liability of government authorities from the last 20 years. This is a rapidly evolving area of tort law, and the lengthy reasoning of the court illustrates the fundamental issues in working out from first principles whether a government authority owes a duty of care to those who are affected by its actions.

  • 22 July 2015

    Preparing and presenting expert witnesses

    ACT Law Society Training Room

    The effectiveness of your expert depends upon careful, informed preparation provided by you, the litigation lawyer. This starts with crafting the letter of engagement, carries into how their report engenders trust and sufficient comprehension by readers, and finishes with their persuasive performance in the witness box. This seminar provides some useful tips on how to ensure that your experts assist the court and assist your case.

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