Events

We provide more than just legal advice.

We empower our clients to make more informed business decisions — unlocking their success now and into the future. Our events are an opportunity to tap into our knowledge, connect with our clients and challenge your thinking.

Upcoming events

february, 2018

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01feb1:00 pm3:30 pmBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Maryborough1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Maryborough seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre
5 Walker Street
Maryborough Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

02feb8:30 am11:00 amBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Sunshine Coast8:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Sunshine Coast seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
The Surf Club Mooloolaba
The Esplanade
Mooloolaba Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Friday) 8:30 am - 11:00 am

02feb12:30 pm2:00 pmAICD Directors’ Briefing: A Safe Harbour from Insolvent Trading12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Details

The introduction of Australia’s new safe harbour provisions provides an opportunity for restructuring distressed companies.

It is a major change in directors’ risk landscape and a positive development for restructuring in Australia. Directors can now explore turnaround options that achieve a better outcome for the company, while being protected from liability for insolvent trading.

Deloitte’s Restructuring Partner, Richard Hughes, will discuss the practical aspects for directors in conducting a restructure of a distressed company. Richard Kennerley, a seasoned director will provide insight into his recent experiences in restructuring one of the companies he is involved with.

The session will also include a legal point-of-view on the safe harbour legislation and directors’ duties from McCullough Robertson partners Scott Butler and Reece Walker. You will also have opportunity to put your questions to the panel.

A light lunch will be available on arrival.

REGISTER HERE 

VENUE

Deloitte
Level 23, Riverside Centre
123 Eagle St
Brisbane QLD

Cost

Members – $45 / Non-members – $55

Time

(Friday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

06feb1:00 pm3:30 pmBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Mackay1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Mackay seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Alfred Street
Mackay Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

13feb8:00 am9:00 amNew labour hire licensing scheme8:00 am - 9:00 am Brisbane, Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Event Details

The Queensland Parliament recently passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) which establishes a mandatory labour hire licensing which will require all labour hire providers to be licensed and all users of labour hire services to engage only licensed providers.

The new labour hire licensing scheme will commence in Queensland on 16 April 2018 and includes new guidelines to adhere to, along with strong penalties for breach of obligations.

Join us for our breakfast seminar which will discuss key features of the new scheme and how this affects your business and dealings with Queensland labour hire providers.

Who should attend?

  • Management, including legal counsel, of labour hire providers and businesses that engage external labour providers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location

Brisbane

Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

13feb1:00 pm3:30 pmBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Townsville1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Townsville seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
The Ville Resort
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive
Townsville Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

15feb4:00 pm5:00 pmHot topics in employment and safety law in 20184:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sydney, Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

Event Details

McCullough Robertson is delighted to announce the expansion of its national Employment Relations & Safety practice into Sydney via the appointment of Partner, Scarlet Reid and her specialist team.

We invite you to join us at our Sydney office where our Partners will take you through all of the current hot topics in employment and safety law. This seminar will cover what to look out for in 2018 and how your business can best prepare itself to deal with these issues in the year to come.

With networking drinks to follow, this event is a great opportunity to better get to know our team while also staying informed and prepared for 2018.

Please feel free to pass this invitation to appropriate colleagues in your organisation.

We hope you can join us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Time

(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Sydney

Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

20feb8:00 am11:30 amBrisbane In-house Counsel CLE Series 20188:00 am - 11:30 am Brisbane, Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Event Details

Disruption and changing environments

The concept of disruption and changing environments in the legal profession is not a new one. The legal industry has already been impacted by many trends and factors that will continue to influence into 2018 and beyond.

The focus of our 2018 In-house Counsel CLE series is exploring new trends, changing environments and managing disruption in the legal industry.

The deadline for completing the Queensland Law Society and New South Wales Law Society’s annual compulsory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is 31 March 2018.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to view the agenda.

Cost

No charge

CPD Points

Attendees receive 1 CPD point per hour.

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Brisbane

Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

21feb8:00 am11:30 amSydney In-house Counsel CLE Series 20188:00 am - 11:30 am Sydney, Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

Event Details

Disruption and changing environments

The concept of disruption and changing environments in the legal profession is not a new one. The legal industry has already been impacted by many trends and factors that will continue to influence into 2018 and beyond.

The focus of our 2018 In-house Counsel CLE series is exploring new trends, changing environments and managing disruption in the legal industry.

The deadline for completing the Queensland Law Society and New South Wales Law Society’s annual compulsory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is 31 March 2018.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to view the agenda.

Cost

No charge

CPD Points

Attendees receive 1 CPD point per hour

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Sydney

Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

21feb8:30 am11:00 amBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Gladstone8:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Gladstone seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre
56 Goondoon Street
Gladstone Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Wednesday) 8:30 am - 11:00 am

21feb2:00 pm4:00 pmBuilding Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act Seminar - Rockhampton2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Construction and Infrastructure team invites you to our Rockhampton seminar on the sweeping reforms to Queensland’s new building and construction laws.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the impact upon projects and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make to internal systems in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

The topics for discussion will include:

  • Project bank accounts – what they are intended to achieve, how they will operate in practice, and their commercial implications for the industry
  • Security of payment reforms – how the new security of payment regime will operate, and how it may affect existing contract administration and claims management procedures, and
  • QBCC Act changes – licensing reforms, penalties for non-compliance and amendments to prevent corporate phoenixing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VENUE
Quality Regent Hotel
192 Bolsover St
Rockhampton Qld

ENQUIRIES
Jocelyn Sigley on 07 3914 8264 or by email to: jsigley@mccullough.com.au

Time

(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

22feb8:00 am9:00 amNew labour hire licensing scheme8:00 am - 9:00 am Brisbane, Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Event Details

The Queensland Parliament recently passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) which establishes a mandatory labour hire licensing which will require all labour hire providers to be licensed and all users of labour hire services to engage only licensed providers.

The new labour hire licensing scheme will commence in Queensland on 16 April 2018 and includes new guidelines to adhere to, along with strong penalties for breach of obligations.

Join us for our breakfast seminar which will discuss key features of the new scheme and how this affects your business and dealings with Queensland labour hire providers.

Who should attend?

  • Management, including legal counsel, of labour hire providers and businesses that engage external labour providers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Time

(Thursday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location

Brisbane

Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

27feb8:00 am9:00 amEnterprise bargaining in 20188:00 am - 9:00 am Brisbane, Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Event Details

Many employers are questioning the value of enterprise bargaining in the current environment. Whether it is the application of the better off overall test or the approach taken to bargaining directly with employees, the application of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is encouraging many employers to think carefully about their bargaining strategy and approach.

In this essential workshop, the McCullough Robertson Employment Relations and Safety team will provide invaluable advice on making the best out of your next bargaining round and what is in store for 2018.

The team will take you through some important Fair Work Commission and Federal Court decisions that will influence your approach to bargaining in 2018.

Please feel free to pass this invitation to appropriate colleagues in your organisation.

We hope you can join us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location

Brisbane

Level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

28feb8:15 am9:30 amComplying with the new Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws - Sydney8:15 am - 9:30 am AEDT Sydney, Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

Event Details

McCullough Robertson’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology team invite you to our Brisbane and Sydney seminars addressing the sweeping reforms to Australia’s privacy and data protection landscape – the Mandatory Data Breach Notification laws, which come into effect on 22 February 2018.

In these interactive sessions, we will discuss the ramifications of the new laws and the modifications that your organisation may be required to make in order to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Cost

Free

CPD Points

1

Time

(Wednesday) 8:15 am - 9:30 am AEDT

Location

Sydney

Level 32 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place