This presentation was the final installment in a series of four co-hosted by Queensland Young Lawyers and Level Twenty Seven Chambers. Links to the previous three events are available in the ‘Materials’ section at the bottom of this page. The series aimed to address practical and everyday topics for junior lawyers.
What will the seminar cover?
The adoption of electronic documents and remote hearings by all Australian courts looks set to continue in various iterations. Junior litigation lawyers who are aware of the electronic litigation tools, protocols for eTrials and the potential hurdles in their adoption will be well placed to provide valuable input to matter teams and an efficient client service.
The speakers draw on their combined experience as solicitors, judicial associates and counsel to share ideas on:
- Why a junior lawyer tasked with document management is afforded a uniquely valuable position in a litigation team
- Evaluating which electronic tools might be useful for different matters
- How electronic tools aid team operations, client service and communication with parties
- Practice Directions guiding eTrials
Who should attend?
The session will interest litigation lawyers 1-5 years PQE (post qualification experience), especially commercial lawyers.
Nicholas Andreatidis QC (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Having worked as both a commercial litigation solicitor at a top tier law firm and now as a barrister (combined) for over 28 years Nicholas is able to draw on a wealth of experience in diverse areas of commercial law to advise and litigate for his clients. Practising from Level Twenty Seven Chambers, his practice is dominated by legally complex and high value work in the High Court, Supreme Court and commercial arbitration.
Nic is listed in Doyle’s, Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers® and the Legal 500 for ADR, Construction, Litigation and Planning & Environment. In the latter guide, clients describe him as “the nicest QC that has ever existed”, they also say “his written and oral skills are excellent.”
Florence Chen (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Since coming to the Bar in 2014, Florence has enjoyed a general commercial practice with particular experience in tax, building and construction, and succession. She is based at Level Twenty Seven Chambers.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Florence was a judge’s associate to the Hon. Justice Fryberg and the Hon. Justice Jackson.
Oliver Cook (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Ollie joined Level Twenty Seven Chambers having previously been a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills (Brisbane and Tokyo). Prior to that he was an associate to Justice Flanagan of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
He practices in all areas of commercial law, building on his practice as a solicitor where he assisted clients on a diverse range of complex national and cross-border commercial disputes. His experience includes disputes concerning contract, insurance, regulatory, corporations and shareholder issues, as well as class actions and international arbitrations, across a variety of sectors.
Webinar / in person seminar
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
The PowerPoint from the presentation is published below.
An edited transcript is available below.
Presentation 1: Court Etiquette – Working with the Bar and Persuading the Bench
Presentation 2: Rules of Pleading and Further and Better Particulars
Presentation 3: Rules of Evidence & Affidavit Drafting