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    TAS: The Essential In House Lawyers Seminar – Commercial Contracts, Employment Law and Ethics

    This half-day seminar will include three sessions on:

    • Dealing with mental illness in the workplace (substantive law 1 point)
    • Practical contract drafting and legislative updates on contract negotiations and drafting (practical legal skills 1 point)
    • Ethics update for in-house counsel (practical legal ethics 1 point)

    End of Financial drinks will provided at the venue after the session.

    About the presenters

    Dayne Johnston - Dayne Johnson is Principal in the Commercial team, Dobson Mitchell and Allport. Dayne has over 15 years experience in contract drafting and negotiation, business succession, advice on trusts and other legal relationships, and corporate governance. As a registered migration agent (MARN 0426606), Dayne assists business clients to sponsor overseas executives and employees. Dayne is a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia and is a Notary Public.

    Alex Bobbi - Alex’s practice focuses on Tasmanian property and financing dealings and transactions. Alex assists private investor and institutional clients with a full range of property and financing legal needs. Alex is a member of the Tasmanian Law Society’s Property and Commercial Law Committee. His experience includes negotiating and drafting property sale/purchase agreements; subdivision and strata titles; retail and commercial leasing of major shopping centre and commercial lease sites; due diligence investigations when purchasing/financing; negotiating, drafting and advising in respect of financing and security agreements; application of State taxes in regards to property transactions.

    Gretal Chen - Gretel has over 20 years’ commercial litigation experience, having practiced inTasmania and Victoria in the private and public sectors. She provides advice to Dobson Mitchell Allport’s commercial and employer clients on enterprise agreements and employment contracts, termination, unfair dismissal, redundancy, transfer of business, redeployment, anti-discrimination, bullying and harassment and disciplinary procedures. She regularly appears before the Fair Work Commission, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal and other courts and tribunals and conducts in-house training for many of Dobson Mitchell Allport’s large corporate and local government clients. She sits on the Local Government Code of Conduct Panel and is on the Board of a not-for-profit.

    Ekaterina Skalidis - Ekaterina Skalidis practices in employment law and commercial litigation. She represents clients in the Fair Work Commission and the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal including conciliation conferences and hearings. She also assists employers in drafting employment contracts and policies and procedures. She advises clients on correct procedures relating to performance management, investigations and terminations. Ekaterina also assists employers with enterprise agreement negotiations and processes.

    Nicole Sommers - Nicole advises government and private clients on a range of governance, administrative, planning and environmental law matters. She has a particular interest in large infrastructure projects and their attendant environmental issues. She has previously acted for state governments in their regulatory capacities and has particular insight into government and legislative process and the drafting of state planning controls. She is an Associate of the Planning Institute of Australia and is currently undertaking a Master of Environmental Management

    Event timing

    Arrival and registration: 1.45pm
    First presentation start time: 2.00pm
    Last presentation finish time: 5.15pm

    End of Financial drinks will provided at the venue after the session.

    Thursday 23 June 2016

    Start Time
    1:45 PM

    Finish Time
    5:15 PM

    Hobart: Dobson Mitchell and Allport, 59 Harrington Street (access through the Davey Street)


    CPD Points
    1 point Professional Ethics, 1 point Substantive Law, 1 point Practice Management & Business Skills