Mandatory CPD bundle

Course ID CN170218_MAN1

  • Face to Face
  • 4
  • Foundation

This seminar will satisfy your mandatory CPD obligations to complete at least one CPD unit in each of the following fields:

  • ethics and professional responsibility
  • practice management and business skills
  • professional skills, and
  • substantive law.

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


Full Price $480.00

Alumni/Member Price $432.00



8am - 12.15pm


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

About This Course


8.00am - 9.00am

Ethics: Ethical and effective negotiations

Speaker: Campbell Bridge (FCIArb) SC, Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne 

Ethical issues arise constantly in negotiations, litigation and mediation.  This session will examine in particular how to ethically best achieve resolution of a dispute during litigation or mediation. Particular emphasis will be placed on both effective and ethical negotiations, the apparent tension between obligations of frankness and disclosure on the one hand and the necessity of secrecy in relation to some aspects of negotiation on the other, and the professional and other consequences of misrepresentation in such circumstances. 


9.00am - 10.00am

Professional Skills: Improving Legal Workplace Psychological Health and Safety

Speaker: Michael Appleby, PLT Lecturer, The College of Law

It’s no surprise that practicing the law can be taxing for lawyers and their staff.

This session draws upon a wealth of experience from one of the College’s most experienced lecturers. The College has now provided mental health training to more than 20,000 law graduates nation-wide. Michael is the coordinator of that program.

This workshop draws on the College’s lengthy experience in this area and Michael Appleby will provide information, insights and strategies in this most-important mandatory session. He will also introduce the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession aimed at equipping the profession to provide improved environments for wellbeing. 


10.00am - 10.15am  Morning tea 


10.15am - 11.15pm

Practice Management and Business Skills: Risk management in the digital era

Speaker: Amber Matthews, Partner, DLA Piper Australia 

Amber Matthews (General Counsel, DLA Piper) will explore a range of risk management issues arising from practising law in the digital era, including protecting confidentiality; challenges of file management; cloud computing; social media and managing reputational risk. Amber will give some practical tips of what you can do to avoid the pitfalls and manage problems when they arise. 


11.15am - 12.15pm

“Using the stick, instead of the carrot: Contractual ways to stop employees causing damage after they leave”.

Speaker: Danny King, Director, Danny King Legal 

The capacity for employers to restrain an employee’s conduct after they are terminated or leave their employment, particularly in a modern corporate context, is a particularly complex and exciting area of employment and contract law. The traditional method of using restraint of trade clauses is itself a constantly developing area of law, but there are other ways out their employers need to be aware of. Whether it is economically desirable or not, restricting the freedom of employees is essential in maintaining the fabric of the corporate workplace, and understanding the various mechanisms for achieving such control is crucial for any employer and their lawyers. 

In this presentation we will be looking at:

  • Recent developments in the enforcement of restraints of trade
  • Many alternative methods of control
  • Regulating social media
  • Post-employment investigations
  • Numerous case studies

Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law.


Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne

Campbell Bridge SC FCIArb carries on practice as a Senior Counsel, Mediator and Arbitrator based in Sydney. He acts as Senior Counsel in major court matters and coronal inquests, including most recently as lead counsel for the State of New South Wales in the Fairbridge and McAlister class actions. 

He has acted for many years as counsel, mediator or arbitrator in disputes involving professional and medical indemnity, commercial law, building and construction, mining, public liability, banking law and general common law.

Over the last few years much or his practice as a barrister has involved acting as a Mediator in several hundred major disputes in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia in professional negligence matters and particularly in areas of mining and infrastructure disputes in Indonesia. 


PLT Lecturer, The College of Law

Michael has experience as a solicitor at Turner Freeman, practising personal injury from 1981-1982, ALAO litigious practice including AAT, family and crime from 1982-1983 and was a Partner at Collins and Stephens focusing on a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious matters from 1983-1988. He was also partner and sole practitioner at Appleby & Nilson focusing on a broad range of litigious and commercial matters from 1988-2001 and a partner at Watkins Tapsell, practising in commercial litigation and having responsibility for practice development from 2001-2003.

Prior to coming to The College of Law, Michael was an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Sydney Law School. 


General Counsel/Partner, DLA Piper Australia

Amber Matthews leads DLA Piper’s Legal, Risk Management and Compliance team and is responsible for advising the firm on all its legal and risk management issues across UK Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Amber is also a member of the Global Risk Committee and is secretary to the Board of DLA Piper International LLP, in which capacity she advises the board on corporate governance and partnership issues.

Amber was appointed the firm's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) in England from January 2013.

Amber has been with DLA Piper her entire career. Starting at Phillips Fox in Sydney in 1999 she became a summer clerk/paralegal and following this, a graduate lawyer in the Corporate team in 2001. Amber moved to DLA Piper in London in 2003 to continue her career as a corporate lawyer practising in M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions until 2008. Since then Amber has been 'in -house' at DLA Piper advising on their internal legal issues and in 2013 her responsibilities extended beyond legal to include risk management.

Amber moved back home to Sydney in December 2014 after almost 12 years in London and now fulfils her global role from the Sydney office, travelling back to the UK quarterly. 


Director, Danny King Legal

Listed on the Doyle’s List as a Leading Lawyer in Employment and Industrial Relations in both Sydney and Australia for 2016, Danny is an employment lawyer, business owner, sharer of knowledge and active member of the legal and broader community.

Danny started DKL in 2011, stepping away from a career with top-tier firms to go out on her own. In the last 5 years DKL has transitioned from ‘Danny King – sole practitioner’ to a 6-strong boutique firm in Sydney CBD that has won awards in the employment field for the past 2 years running.

Danny’s experience as a business owner only strengthens her understanding of the thrill of business growth and the complexities involved in managing employment relationships every step of the way.

As well as being the founder of DKL, Danny is a happy wife and proud parent to an almost 4-year-old man, teaches employment law at UNSW, is a long standing member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee, volunteers on Fair Work Commission pro-bono schemes and generally is the busiest person we know – check out the detail on LinkedIn.