Jeffrey Goldberger: Contract law masterclass

This event is now sold out. 

Join Jeffrey Goldberger, one of our most popular speakers over the last four years, for his latest contract law masterclass.  Jeffrey is a recognised authority on Australian contract law whose ability to articulate the application of contract law in a practical way is widely known and highly regarded nationally. 

Topics that Jeffrey will cover in this masterclass include:

  • Contemporary issues in contract formation.
  • Incorporation of terms by reference.
  • Lawful act economic duress in Australian contract law.
  • Jurisdictional issues in cross-border contractual disputes.
  • Assignment and novation:  key principles and contract drafting.
  • The proportionate liability defence to claims for misleading and deceptive conduct.


  • When: 8.30am registration for a 9am start -1pm, Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Where: The Boat House by the Lake, Menindee Drive, Barton
  • CPD points: Members will earn 3.5 CPD units in Core Area 4
  • Refreshments and meals will be provided throughout the half day seminar. 
  • Registrations close Wednesday 21 February 2024

Event registration terms and conditions

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Jeffrey Goldberger, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright 

Jeffrey Goldberger is a construction and infrastructure lawyer based in Sydney. He is a contract law specialist with over 25 years' experience in the Australian legal sector and is a recognised authority on Australian contract law. In 2012 Jeffrey served on the then Federal Attorney General's Expert Panel on the effectiveness of Australian contract law.

Jeffrey's ability to articulate the application of contract law in a practical and commercial way is widely known and highly regarded nationally. He has presented papers on Australian and English contract law at numerous conference and seminars throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, and he formerly lectured in contract law, commercial law and private international law at the University of Sydney Law School. 

Jeffrey has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors. He is well known to, and highly regarded by, major government, finance, resources and corporate clients. He has extensive experience and expertise in the negotiation and resolution of complex contractual issues.

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