About the event

This seminar is also available as a webinar. 

The Legal Services Award 2010 applies to most incorporated law firms in Western Australia that employ legal, clerical and administrative employees, law graduates, and law clerks.

Since January 2014, the Fair Work Commission has been conducting a 4-yearly review of the Award. This is now close to completion, with changes expected. These changes include a new annualised salary provision, described by submitting law firms as a “fundamental shift in how remuneration for professional staff must be managed” which will commence on 1 March 2020, as well as other changes expected to come into operation in November 2019.

This seminar will:

  • Discuss key changes to the Award
  • provide practical advice for member law firms about how to implement the changes in their practices.  A law firm that fails to comply with the terms of the Award exposes itself to financial and reputational risk.
  • discuss the potential consequences that flow from a contravention of the revised Award.

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Mark Hemery

Partner, Hotchkin Hanly Lawyers

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Mark Hemery

Mark Hemery is one of Perth’s most experienced employment lawyers. He provides a boutique employment law service, acting for both employers and employees. Mark commenced legal practice in 1986 and cut his teeth on industrial relations litigation in both Perth and Melbourne, acting exclusively for employees and unions. He specialised in this field until the early 1990s. Until the end of the 1990s Mark practiced in large scale commercial litigation in Melbourne, rising to the position of partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Since returning to his home town of Perth in the early 2000s to raise a family, Mark has practiced as a partner of two commercial law firms, most recently Hotchkin Hanly. During this period, Mark has returned to employment law, and has built a strong employment law practice, in both litigation and “front end” work. In his employment law practice Mark acts both on the employer side – for small, medium and large businesses – and on the employee side – for executives, managers and other individual employees. For details of how Mark can assist you or your business with your employment law needs, please visit our employment law page. In addition to employment law, Mark continues to practice in general commercial litigation, drawing on his over 30 years of litigation experience.

Cory Fogliani


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Cory Fogliani

Course Details

Date & Time:
Wed, 16 October 2019 12.30pm – 2.00pm



The Law Society of Western Australia Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA

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A light lunch will be provided.


CPD Points:

1.5 Points Competency 4: Substantive Law



Member: $192

Non-Member: $277

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member): $97

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member): $182

CPD Freedom: $0

Member (J)*: $95

*Law Society Members less than 5 years practising and/or under 35 years of age

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Date & Time:

Wed, 16 October 2019 12.30pm - 2.00pm


Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

1.5 Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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