The 2020 Contentious Business Determinations came into effect on 1 July 2020 and cover all contentious business across all WA Courts and Tribunals. These Determinations contain a couple of substantial changes and the continuation of some of the Legal Costs Committee’s long adopted policies. This seminar will take you through the changes and discusses the approach the Committee takes to change, as well as discussing some of the challenges of the 2020 review.
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Clare Thompson is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers where she practices in commercial, banking and property litigation, taxation litigation and wills and estate litigation. She joined the independent bar in 2004 after 10 years at Freehills. In 2002 Clare was President of the Law Society of WA and a director of the Law Council of Australia. Since 1995 she has served on many Law Society Committees and in 2015 was elected a Life Member of the Society. She served on the Legal Practice Board between 2004 and 2010. Clare is currently Vice-President of Women Lawyers of WA and was a foundation director of Australian Women Lawyers, established in 1997. In 2011 Clare established the Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust to provide scholarships to indigenous women to study law. In 2012 Clare won Women Lawyer’s “Women Lawyer of the Year” award and also won the Law Society’s “Lawyer of the Year”, more than 5 years admitted. In 2013, she was named in the Financial Review’s inaugural list of “100 Women of Influence”. Since 2003 Clare has been a member of several regulatory boards and committees in the health profession and is currently a director of APAC Ltd, one of the national health regulators. In 2003 Clare was appointed as a member of the Legal Costs Committee, a statutory authority established under the Legal Profession Act. In 2016 she was appointed the Chair of that body.
Date & Time:
Thursday, 24 September 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm
At your desk
Delivered live online
1.0 Point Competency 1: Practice Management
CPD Freedom: $0*
Date & Time:
Thu, 24 September 2020 4.00pm - 5.00pm
At your desk, Delivered live online waGet Directions on Map
none Points Professional Management
none Points Professional Responsibility
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