CPD express - CANC

Course ID CN170314_MAN1

  • Face to Face
  • 6
  • All

Earn six CPD units and satisfy your mandatory requirements by attending this CPD express seminar.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $720.00

Alumni/Member Price $648.00



9am - 4.30pm


The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course


9.00am - 10.30am

Ethics: Interpretation and ethical responsibility: The search for values and truth in the age of technology

Speaker: Dr Michael Nancarrow, Senior Lecturer, CQUniversity

Dr Michael Nancarrow will lead a discussion on interpretation and ethical responsibility that is wrapped around working and living in the age of technology.


10.30am - 10.45am  Morning tea 


10.45am - 12.15pm

Practice Management and Business Skills: Less of your time for better results - How to make your days in the office more productive 

Speaker: Susan Marie Hill, Director, SMH Inspire 

If you’re like a lot of solicitors, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.  For many, there seems to be no way to avoid having to start with the sparrows and work late into the evening – not to mention relaxing weekends becoming nothing more than a distant memory.  Although the 24-hour period is locked in, there are strategies you can implement which effectively give you back more of the commodity that you need most – time.  Find out how in this practical, workshop with coach and Accredited Specialist Susan Marie Hill. 


12.15pm - 1.15pm  Lunch 


1.15pm - 2.45pm

Substantive Law: Trust distributions

Speaker: Michael Bennett, Barrister, 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers 

In this session, Michael Bennett will discuss understanding how beneficiaries are defined, implications of failed distributions, family trust elections and trust losses, unpaid present entitlements and rights of beneficiaries, and tax consequences. 


2.45pm - 3.00pm  Afternoon tea 


3.00pm - 4.30pm

Professional Skills: Digital networking

Speaker: Wenee Yap, Author, Academic and Social Media Law and Digital Marketing Consultant

In this session hear expert branding / digital marketing consultant Wenee Yap, discuss how to improve your use of LinkedIn, blogging and PR to establish your specialist area of practise and attract clients.


Designed for

NSW based practitioners who need to fulfil their mandatory CPD.



Dr Michael Nancarrow
Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Research Fellow, CQUniversity

Dr Michael Nancarrow received his PhD in Law from the University of NSW in 2010. He has previously also studied at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and Oxford University.  His professional and academic expertise in legal education and in his early law practice experience has been in property law. Michael has written 2 theses in this field: LLB (Hons) dissertation on the Torrens system and land-based cadastres and his PhD thesis on the regulation and governance of community housing. He has delivered conference papers and published in this field as well, including in Halsburys’ Laws of Australia. His professional career started in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet during the Hawke government. Michael has also worked in private legal practice with the international firm of Baker & McKenzie and subsequently with Ross Tzannes (foundation author of the NSW Strata Titles loose leaf service and property law teacher at the University of Sydney Law School for 10 years) in the firm of Pryor, Tzannes and Wallis in Sydney.

Michael has taught at a range of universities and Law Schools in Australia and been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford Law School (USA) and Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada). Since 2013 he became more intensively involved in online legal education, through teaching into the CQUniversity online LLB program and taking responsibility for the property law courses within the CQU LLB program. 


Susan Marie Hill
Director, SMH Inspire

After 30 years as a lawyer and accredited specialist, Susan Marie realised that much of the pressure of legal practice often related more to managing unreasonable expectations, stress and deadlines than the work itself.

She believes that there’s not much point in heading into your office each day if you’re feeling miserable about it.

So Susan Marie got her qualifications in Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programing and Extended DISC behavioural profiling so that she could set about structuring sensible solutions that would resonate with solicitors to give them back control of their professional and personal lives.

With a focus on practical outcomes, you’re always guaranteed to leave Susan Marie’s seminars with new strategies that you can use as soon as you’re back at your desk.  Which means you’ll be able to give yourself more opportunities for rediscovering your sense of satisfaction with being a solicitor. 


Michael Bennett
Barrister, 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Michael Bennett is a barrister and is practising at 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers.

Called to the Bar in 2011, Michael practices in Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Commercial Law, Equity & Trusts, Property law, Superannuation, Taxation & Revenue laws and Wills & Estate Planning. His practice involves advisory work, attendance on transactions and disputes.

Michael regularly acts for individuals, corporations, trusts, and Government authorities including revenue authorities. His clients and referrers are a variety of law and accounting firms, financial planning groups and in house legal departments.

Michael is a Chartered Tax Adviser, lectures in the Tax law at the University of New South Wales and is a Lieutenant Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves. He is also a regular speaker for professional associations such as the Taxation Institute of Australia. 


Wenee Yap
Author, Academic and Social Media Law & Digital Marketing Consultant.

Wenee is an accomplished serial entrepreneur (founded Survive Law in 2009), a published author (Social Media Marketing and Law: Fans, Followers and Online Infamy) and digital + blended marketing specialist.