Statutory interpretation: A practical update

The 2021 CPD Intensive Series

On 10 and 11 February 2021 the ACT Law Society hosted a hybrid version of our annual CPD Intensive Series. To accommodate guests and speakers within Covid-19 restrictions, we included both face to face and hybrid tickets to this very popular two-day conference. This 'watch when you want' webinar is an individual session from the 2021 Intensive. 

Statutory interpretation: A practical update

Regardless of specialty, almost every lawyer is now required to deal with an ever-increasing volume of legislation. Clients frequently ask for advice on the meaning of statutory provisions, which can sometimes be relatively straightforward and at other times as clear as mud! This presentation will give you a series of tools to tackle the most difficult problems of statutory construction. The most recent decisions of the High Court regarding the principles of statutory construction will be analysed, with a view to identifying current trends. Participants will also have the opportunity to work through a case study with the presenter, with a view to exposing the best methods of resolving constructional choice.

Christine Ernst

Christine is a Barrister at Eleven Wentworth Chambers, accepting briefs in all areas of law. Before being called to the Bar, she was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth. Christine was previously a Senior Legal Officer in the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, and a Lawyer at Allens specialising in commercial litigation and competition and consumer law. She was also an Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC of the High Court of Australia. Christine holds a Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney.

  • When: This is an on-demand webinar. You will be sent log in details when you register 
  • Members will earn 1.5 CPD units in Core Area 4
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 members, $115 non-members, $25 students/CLCs 
  • You will need to record CPD in your tracker once viewed. 

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Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

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Registration

Member rate $88.00(GST incl.) Register
Non-Member rate $115.00(GST incl.) Register
Student/CLC rate $25.00(GST incl.) Register

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