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In conversation with David Harvie and Campbell Sorrell on planning considerations for SMSF trustee and investor

Friday November 24, 2017

With over 20 years' experience in the financial services sector David Harvie have gained extensive knowledge within a range of organisations from corporate brokerages to boutique firms. Working closely with family offices, business owners and professional individuals, he has provided tailored strategic advice and wealth management solutions to assist his clients reach their short term goals, as well as helping them prepare for their future lifestyle requirements. Campbell Sorrell is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) practitioner, the highest accreditation in the financial planning profession. He is also a SMSF Specialist Adviser (SSAT), has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Monash University and holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University. Campbell was recently ranked number 7 in The Australian's Barron's Top 50 Financial Advisers of 2017. He has previously been a finalist in the AFR Smart Investor Masterclass for Financial Planning and short listed in the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) Value of Advice Awards. Campbell began his financial services career in 1992 at Coopers & Lybrand chartered accountants and joined a Shadforth Financial Group founding member firm (Haintz Financial Services) as a Senior Financial Adviser in 2003 before being appointed as a Director.
Maurice Edwards on International and Interstate Relocation Cases

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Maurice Edwards is a Mediator and Collaborative Family Law Lawyer. He is currently President of the Western Sydney Collaborative Family Law Group. Maurice was appointed as a Public Notary in 1996 and notarises documents for one of the Government Departments on a weekly basis. He has over 28 years experience in assisting clients to resolve their Family Law issues, in both complex financial, and parenting matters. Maurice has developed a particular interest in International Family Law issues and has represented clients in matters under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in the Family Court of Australia, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Agnes McKay on understanding and meeting your duties in school sport

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Agnes McKay is the Principal of AGNESMCKAY LAW PRACTICE. Her key areas of practice are in business, workplace relations, and health and safety law. She has combined 30 years of legal experience in both New Zealand and Western Australia. Her clients have included School Boards, Principals, Senior and Head teachers, private training establishments and industry training organisations. Between 2013 and 2015, Agnes taught and became coordinator of the Masters Unit on Health and Safety Law at Murdoch Business/Law School. She also taught an Employment Law Unit for MBA and HR Masters Level students. Agnes currently mentors under the Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders (MSEL) 2017 Mentorship Program. Her latest law book is due to be published by Thomson Reuters New Zealand at the end of this month.
What you need to know on events, excursions, camps and tours with Maria Saraceni

Monday November 13, 2017

Maria Saraceni is a barrister practising in regulatory and compliance law - particularly in workplace relations; employment-related matters and occupational safety and health .She is also an active non-executive director ,an accomplished public speaker and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University.
Dr Brian McDonald on DNA Analysis

Monday November 13, 2017

Brian McDonald graduated from the University of WA in 1981 with a BSc(Hons) and a PhD in Pathology. In 2002 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (FHGSA) in Molecular Genetics. From 2004 Brian ceased being a director of testing laboratories and has maintained a consultancy service in Forensic and Diagnostic DNA testing matters. He has established and directed DNA testing facilities for Human genetic diagnostics in both the public and commercial settings. Three of those laboratories obtained Accreditation to either the ISO 17025 standard for Forensic DNA analysis or the ISO 15189 standard for Human Diagnostic DNA testing. Brian has been involved as an expert witness regarding DNA evidence since the introduction of DNA evidence in courts in Australia. The first case of R v Tran (NSWSC 1990) was the first successful challenge to DNA evidence, in that matter sent to Cellmark in the UK. R v Pantoja (NSWSC) saw the first introduction of the current Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) into evidence in criminal matters in Australia by DNALABS directed by Brian. In 1996 Brian was director of DNALABS that was the first laboratory to be accredited under the newly developed NATA guidelines for Forensic and Diagnostic DNA testing under the ISO17025 standard. He was also involved in the updated drafting of Genetic Testing guidelines for Parentage under the Family Law act and served as a NATA laboratory assessor for Diagnostic and Paternity testing. Brian has been involved in over 1000 criminal cases appearing in over 200 in Australasia, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei and reported over 5000 DNA Parentage testing cases for the Family court. Over this period the field has seen great changes in terms of DNA testing technologies that has put great demands on all practitioners to maintain currency, these seminars are an effective way of achieving such currency.
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