Queensland Conference 2021

Contact Information

02 9258 7700


Natalie Burt, Event Manager




The Star, Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach


Registrations Open: 5th Nov 20 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 10th Feb 21 11:59 PM

  • Event date has passed
  • Registrations are closed

Queensland Conference 2021

Join us at the premier annual event for Queensland lawyers who are dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom, and the rights of the individual.

Over the course of two days, our expert presenters will discuss, analyse and provide their perspectives on a wide range of current personal injury legal issues.

The Conference will include three concurrent streams with sessions covering workers’ compensation, medical negligence, abuse law, public liability, negotiation advocacy, and more.

Conference attendees can earn up to 10 CPD points and are invited to attend networking events including the welcome reception and conference dinner. Don't miss this opportunity to develop your professional skills, explore new areas of law, connect with your peers while enjoying the facilities at The Star, Gold Coast in the heart of Broadbeach. This event will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.

Program Highlights

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  • Keynote Address: The Truth Hurts
    Andrew Boe, Barrister, Black Chambers (Syd)/Carbolic Chambers (Bris)

  • Facilitated Conclave Conferences: Why they are necessary and tips to ensure the success of your conclave Conferences
    Kathryn McMillan QC, Barrister, Quay 11 Chambers
    Kirsten Van Der Wal, Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

  • Expert Evidence – when it is not necessary
    Anna Morgan, Special Counsel, Evolve Legal

  • Logistically speaking – managing your client and the insurer for the best outcome
    Brad Shanahan, Partner, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers

  • Annual case law update on motor vehicle, public liability, superannuation and insurance

Conference session times

Friday 12 February 2021 | 8:30am–5:15pm.

Saturday 13 February 2021 | 9:00am–3:30pm

Fees and Information

Rates inclusive of GST

Early-bird registrations close Tuesday 22 December 2020

(Register and PAY)


ALA Member





Additional sponsor rep ( day pass only)

Contact our events team


Registration Inclusions

  • Access to all Conference sessions from Keynote Address to the closing session;
  • All lunches, morning and afternoon breaks;
  • Password to access ALA Queensland Conference event app through Attendeehub, which includes conference papers, maps, event schedules, push notifications, speaker biographies, Sponsor information and chance to interact with other delegates;
  • Admission to Welcome Reception on Thursday 11 February at The Star, Pool canapés and beverages from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Additional tickets can be purchased for Adults and Children;
  • Entrance to Conference Dinner to be held at The Star Marquee on Friday 12 February from 7:00pm.
    Additional Adult tickets can be purchased.
  • Form for the ALA draw prize

Social Events

The welcome reception will be held on Thursday 11 February from 6:00- 8:00pm at Poolside, The Star, Gold Coast. Guests will be provided with canapés and beverages for 2 hours.

Admission is included with conference registration.
Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration. Rates are inclusive of GST.

Adult guest ticket $95.00
Child guest ticket $55.00

The Gala Dinner will be held in the Ballroom from 7:00pm, be prepared an evening of spectacular food, beverages and entertainment. Meet us for pre-dinner drinks in the The Star Event Centre foyer.

Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration. Rates are inclusive of GST.

Adult guest ticket $190.00


Civil Justice Award

Each year the ALA presents a Queensland Civil Justice Award to a deserving recipient in accordance with the outlined criteria.

The Award provides a platform of recognition to an individual who has fought for justice. The Award generates significant media attention and provides additional opportunities for the recipient to raise further awareness about the issues for which they have fought, both within the legal fraternity and with the wider public.

Forward all nominations for The Civil Justice Award by close of business on Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Events@lawyersalliance.com.au


The Star Event Centre
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach


The Star Gold Coast offers a secure, undercover, complimentary car park to all guests using the facilities. Access to the carpark is via Hooker Boulevard/Nerang-Broadbeach Rd or the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive. Valet parking is also available at a $40 per day.


The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

King rooms on 11 Feb are SOLD OUT
Accommodation is available at the Conference venue, The Star Gold Coast.

A special accommodation rate has been negotiated for delegates wishing to stay at The Star Gold Coast. This is a Standard Room 'run of house’ rate. All accommodation rooms have views of the city or gardens. Each is serviced daily, receives a nightly turn down and contains two double beds or one king size bed, with a spacious sitting area and separate bathroom. Rooms with two double beds are limited and are available on a request basis only.

The discounted rate is valid from 11-13 February 2021. If you would like to secure accommodation outside of these dates at the discounted rate, please contact the ALA Event Manager via email.

Standard Room


Room rate per night

$264.00 inclusive of GST
Run of house
Discounted rate can only be secured through registration with the Australian Lawyers Alliance.


Please note that breakfast is not included in the above accommodation rates. Breakfast is available for $20.00 per person per day from 6:30–10:30am if you pre-book with the ALA, unless it will be $24.90 upon checkout.


Complimentary wi-fi in accommodation and meeting rooms.
Terms and Conditions

Full payment of accommodation is required by Tuesday 22 December 2020.

The ALA will endeavour to sell the cancelled accommodation to another delegate. If we are unable to, the delegate wishing to cancel accommodation will be subject to 100% of the accommodate rate.

No-shows are subject to 100% of the accommodate rate.


Majority of accommodation are king bed configuration. If you require a twin room please specify during registration and email events@lawyersalliance.com.au.

If sharing a room with someone other than a partner, please state their name under 'share with' option when completing the registration. Please ensure that one of the delegates secures and pays for accommodation.

Upon check in, a credit card will be required and a $1.00 bond per night will be held on the card. Delegates will settle their account according to the hotel terms and conditions.


Qantas Airways, Virgin Blue and Jetstar operate flights to Gold Coast from major Australian cities and offer a range of flights and times to suit most schedules. To book your flights, go to the relevant website:




Prior to confirming and paying for a flight reservation online, please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of travel, as flights are usually non-refundable once booked. Please ensure you make your flight booking in the name of your photo identification so you do not have any problem at check-in. Photo identification is a requirement for travel with all airlines.

Getting There

Please note that Gold Coast Airport is approximately a 45 min drive from Gold Coast Airport.

Sponsorship and Exhibition






Please see below sponsorship opportunities available at the conference

  • Partner
  • Exhibitor
  • Conference App Sponsor
  • Advertiser

Please contact enquiries@lawyersalliance.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Terms and conditions

Cancellations received before 14/01/21 will be refunded in full. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER As all costs will be pre-paid to service providers, these cancellation conditions apply to all registration, accommodation and social event payments. Changes are subject to availability. Substitutions are allowed up to 48 hours prior to the commencement of the conference and all requests must be made in writing.If there is a covid outbreak and the Queensland Government announce that events of 100+ attendees are not allowed, the ALA will provide a full refund to registered attendees for registration and accommodation.All payments for registration, accommodation, activities and any applicable membership fees must be made prior to the commencement of the conference. We reserve the right to cancel some or all of your booking if payment is not received. Accommodation payments, cancellations and changes are subject to the requirements of the hotel and its arrangements with the Australian Lawyers Alliance in relation to room guarantees. Accommodation charges are ‘room only’ and do not include breakfast or any other incidental charges, but do include any government taxes and booking fees. Delegates are responsible for all incidental charges payable to the hotel on departure. In the case of a 'no show', all payments due for registration, social events, accommodation or any associated fees will still need to be settled by the registrant after the event.The Australian Lawyers Alliance reserves the right to alter any published program. The right is reserved to cancel or change itineraries or substitute services without notice. In most instances, comprehensive papers are provided by the speakers, however, the Australian Lawyers Alliance is unable to take responsibility for papers not provided.The Australian Lawyers Alliance assumes no liability whatsoever for injury, damage, loss, accident or delay to persons or property other than to the minimum extent required by law. In view of statutory or contractual limitations that may apply to personal injury or property damage and loss, the purchase of accident, baggage & travel insurance is strongly recommended. The ALA manages your personal information in accordance with our responsibilities under the relevant laws.All attendee contact details will be provided to event partners for one post event email.