Mandatory CPD Bundle

Course ID WA201109_MAN1

  • Webinar
  • 3.5
  • All

Get a head start and complete your mandatory CPD requirements in our half-day live webinar and successfully complete one CPD unit in professional skills, practice management/business sills and ethics and professional responsibility.  

By attending, you will: 

  • Learn dispute resolution ethical issues in and outside of court 
  • Pick up important techniques to adapt a commercial approach in day-to-day practice 
  • Understand the importance of supervision in your practice  

Facilitated by: 

  • Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers
  • Chris Bland, Principal Tradecraft Legal Consulting
  • Renée Stevens, Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover

At the end of this webinar, you may claim 3 CPD points. 

The time listed for this course is Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia. 


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

26 November 2020

End date:

26 November 2020


1.30pm AEDT - 5.00pm

About This Course


1.30pm: Login and welcome


1.35pm: Ethics and professional responsibility: Ethical issues in out-of-court dispute resolution Speaker: Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers
  • Obligations of candour in negotiation and mediation
  • Lawyers’ obligations in cases of trial by media
  • The ethical use of “without prejudice” communications


2.35pm: Stretch break


2.45pm: Professional skills: Practicing law with a commercial mindset Speaker: Chris Bland, Principal Tradecraft Legal Consulting


  • The importance of adopting a commercial approach when practicing as a commercial lawyer
  • An understanding of the three legal paradigms – academic, matter-centric and client-centric
  • How these three strands lie at the heart of commerciality in business legal practice
    • How to strike a commercial balance and be most effective when advising, negotiating in a clear and business-like way


3.45pm: Stretch break


3.55pm: Practice management and business skills: The importance of effective supervision Speaker: Renée Stevens, Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover
  • The importance of effective supervision
  • The impact of poor or no supervision
  • Practical tips and supervision structures that can be implemented into your practice


5.00pm: Close


Designed for

The short course is deal for all legal practitioners who wish to successfully complete their mandatory requirements outlined in the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

This webinar is produced in NSW and features NSW based practitioners. This webinar is available to practitioners from all Australian jurisdictions.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills, practice management and business skills and ethics and professional responsibility.


Presenter biography

Angus Macinnis Angus Macinnis Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

Angus Macinnis has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, on employment and work health and safety law, and intellectual property law. He advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, from drafting contracts and employment policies, to dealing with employment related disputes, to dealing with employment and safety regulators. In the intellectual property area, Angus advises in relation to copyright and trade mark disputes, as well as “trade dress” and passing off disputes. Angus also has an interest in international commercial arbitration and international trade law, and has completed the Graduate Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration offered by the University of New South Wales and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Chris Bland  Chris Bland Principal Tradecraft Legal Consulting

Chris is an experienced in-house lawyer and management executive with over 28 years of legal and business experience as a property, projects and commercial transactions lawyer in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was at Transfield Holdings for 21 years, where he led Transfield’s in-house legal team as General Counsel between 2003 and 2013. During that time, he negotiated and implemented commercial, investment and development deals, projects and transactions involving Transfield Services Limited, Charter Hall Limited, ADI Limited, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Perisher Blue Ski Fields, and Novatec Solar. Chris also led infrastructure project development transactions including the $650m Walsh Bay redevelopment project. He continues to undertake in-house legal project development work as a legal consultant for the student accommodation business Campus Living Villages.


Renee Stevens  Renee Stevens Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover

Renee joined Lawcover in July 2020 as Legal Risk Manager. She was admitted to practise law in 2000. Since then, Renee has worked in small and large firms in various areas of law including commercial litigation, insolvency, wills & estates and property. She has experience running a firm and appreciates first-hand the importance of effective practice management and the main areas of risk in firms.

Renee has lectured in the College of Law’s Master of Laws (Commercial Litigation) and Practical Legal Training programs. She holds a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Education from the University of Technology.


Filming and Photography

Please be aware that this webinar organised by the College of Law may be recorded for use on our websites, marketing materials and publications. By attending and participating in a College of Law Continuing Professional Development course, you consent to the College of Law photographing or recording and using your image and likeness and/or voice.