Travel Law webinar series

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This will be a live webinar, you will have the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentations.

TIMING
Part 1

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Start Time - 12:00pm AEDT

Finish Time - 1:00pm AEDT

Part 2

Thursday 11 November 2021

Start Time- 12:00pm AEDT

Finish Time- 1:00pm AEDT

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FREE WEBINAR SERIES

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Travel Law webinar series

Overview

Representing travellers injured in a foreign country means navigating the complexities around the enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments.

Join us for a free two-part travel law webinar series covering the enforcement of foreign judgments in Australia (Part 1), and the enforcement of Australian judgments in foreign jurisdictions (Part 2).

Part 1 features expert speaker, Michael Douglas, senior lecturer at University of Western Australia Law School and litigation consultant at Bennett + Co. Gain an overview of the principles and variations in responses to foreign judgments in Australia’s fragmented regimes and the changes to Australian private international law that could be achieved with the implementation of the 2005 HCCH Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention.

In Part 2, hear from Dr Sean Baron Levi, a member of the Bar in NSW and New York. Dr Baron Levi, who acts in international matters, will examine the enforcement of Australian judgment overseas and discuss court judgments in jurisdictions with reciprocal arrangements with Australia, jurisdictions with bilateral treaties with Australia, common law jurisdictions and other countries where none of these arrangements apply.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from our expert speakers in international law.

Agenda

Part 1- Wednesday, 3 November 2021
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12:00pm

Welcome address

Victoria Roy, Principal Solicitor / Director, Victory Travel and Cruise Lawyers

12:05pm

Enforcement of foreign judgments in Australia

Michael Douglas, Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School and Consultant in litigation at Bennett + Co, Perth

12:50pm

Q&A

Part 2- Thursday, 11 November 2021
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12:00pm

Welcome address

Victoria Roy, Principal Solicitor / Director, Victory Travel and Cruise Lawyers

12:05pm

Enforcement of foreign judgments overseas

Dr Sean Baron Levi, State Chambers

12:50pm Q&A

Claim up to 2 cpd points.

Speakers

Michael Douglas- Michael Douglas is a Senior Lecturer at UWA Law School and a Consultant in litigation at Bennett + Co, Perth. Among other things, Michael teaches and researches private international law (AKA conflict of laws): the body of law relevant to cross-border litigation. He is co-author of the latest and 10th edition of Nygh’s Conflict of Laws in Australia with Professor Martin Davies, President Andrew Bell and Justice Paul Brereton, and is co-editor of Commercial Issues in Private International Law with Professors Vivienne Bath, Mary Keyes and Andrew Dickinson. In 2018, Michael guest lectured on conflict of laws at Harvard Law School. In 2019, Michael attended the 22nd diplomatic session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) as an invited expert. The result of that session was the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention. He won the International Law Association’s 2021 Nygh Essay Prize for a piece on the treatment of Australian statutes in litigation with foreign elements. Michael co-edits the blog conflictoflaws.net on behalf of Australia.

Dr Sean Baron Levi is a member of the New South Wales and New York bars. He acts in international and commercial matters.

Prior to being called to the bar he practiced in the international arbitration and public international law group of New York-based law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. He acted for and advised Sovereign States and corporations in matters involving the law of armed conflict and use of force, state and diplomatic immunities, maritime and territorial boundaries, international trade, bilateral investment treaties, oil and gas disputes, extradition, human rights and international criminal law.

Dr Baron Levi has provided advices to prime ministers, foreign ministers, attorneys general and justice ministers in relation to matters including the creation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (to investigate the assassination of Rafic Hariri), the bombing of a Lebanese port, the murder of a senior diplomat of a Persian Gulf State while on mission abroad, the state and sovereign immunities of parties to the principal litigation arising out of the bombing of the World Trade Centre, the extradition of a senior political figure in relation to terrorism and coup d’état, obligations under bilateral trade and investment treaties and human rights.

A winner of the Chevening Scholarship from the British Foreign Office, Dr Baron Levi received an LLM and PhD in public international law from the University of Edinburgh School of Law where he was a tutor and sessional lecturer in public international and criminal law.

Event Details

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We will be using the interactive and easy-to-use platform, Zoom, which works with any computer with Internet access or via the Zoom App which can be found on where ever you get your apps from.
Start time is 12:00 midday AEDT

FAQ

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COST

FREE

If you have any questions regarding this webinar series, email events@lawyersalliance.com.au