Interpreting Digital Evidence with Richard Boddington
Monday January 22, 2018
Richard Boddington previously served with the London Metropolitan Police, the Royal Hong Kong Police Special Branch and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation as well as other analyst roles in state and federal government departments. He has an academic background at Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia where he researched and taught digital forensics. He is the principal officer of Forensics Australia which undertakes: Data Recovery from Computer Devices, Digital Evidence Validation, Interpretation and Case Preparation. Richard is a co-director of the Digital Forensics Institute based in Perth, Western Australia undertaking digital forensic research and designing and rolling out a range of specialised digital forensic, online training courses.
Neil Morrissey on The Role of Pleadings and How to Use Them to Your Client's Advantage
Monday January 22, 2018
Neil Morrissey is a barrister at Albert Wolff Chambers. He was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2010 and joined the independent bar in February 2014. Neil’s practice is predominantly in the area of civil litigation with a focus on personal injuries cases. Prior to joining the bar he was a solicitor at Bradford & Co. In December 2013 Neil completed a Master of Laws (with distinction) at the University of Western Australia with his primary research area being negligence liability. He has appeared on behalf of clients at WorkCover WA, the State Administrative Tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Tribunal, the Australian Administrative Tribunal, the District and Magistrates Courts, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. Recently, Neil was junior to Andrew Morrison QC in New South Wales v DC  HCA 22. Neil is a member of the RSPCA’s pro bono legal panel. Outside of work Neil is a fixed wing pilot and has ambition of mustering from the air.
In-House Counsel Q & A with Claire Bibby
Monday January 22, 2018
Claire E Bibby is an experienced General Counsel whose strengths rest in working at both strategic and operational levels for her clients. Claire is a non-executive director of Marist180, an Executive Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, an Entrepreneur Ambassador for Opportunity International, and a committee member of MS Angels, the Australian National Committee for UN Women and Soroptimist International. Claire’s name has graced numerous awards as one of Australia’s best lawyers and female executives, including the “Excellence Award for Women in Law,” “General Counsel of the Year,” “Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, New Zealand,” and most recently, “Mentor of the Year.” Part and parcel with her passion for the law, Claire is an active philanthropist and public speaker and writer on issues of diversity and inclusion, psychological wellness and women’s leadership. Claire is currently mentoring 7 lawyers, 1 marine biologist (for the Layne Beachley Foundation) and in the future will be co-mentoring a refugee law student for Deng Adut’s Jon Mac Foundation.
Greg Ross on Ethical Issues and the Public Sector
Friday January 19, 2018
Gregory Ross has a unique and broad experience of legal practice. Gregory brings over 37 years legal experience in NSW spanning litigious and non-litigious, civil and criminal contexts. Gregory concentrates his efforts in Government and Administrative Law, particularly advising and assisting the public sector to develop legislation, contracting and process arrangements to achieve the greatest value for NSW taxpayers. Highlights of his career include long term involvement in Public Private Partnerships arrangements including reforming legislation to facilitate major infrastructure projects, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics. This included contribution to NSW Government policy on PPPs and amending legislation to facilitate same. Gregory has held community and legal roles, including membership of NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption's (ICAC's) Organisation Review Committee for a period from mid 2005 and have also led reforms across pharmacy law, e-commerce, gaming, electricity and stamp duties legislation. Gregory is presently a member of the Legal Qualifications Committee of the Legal Profession Admissions Board of NSW.
In conversation with Julie Van der Velde on Trust Variations
Thursday January 18, 2018
Julie Van der Velde is the principal of a specialised commercial law firm, VdV Legal and has degrees in Business and Law and a Masters of Taxation Law. With over 15 years' experience advising South Australian businesses her practice focusses on taxation and trust law with an emphasis on estate planning, taxation, tax planning, business structuring, business succession and intergenerational transfers. Julie is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner, a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Fellow of CPA Australia. She also facilitates on the Law Society of South Australia's GDLP program and is the Taxation Institute's SME Chartered Tax Advisor for 2017.