We are excited to announce that the 2021 Medical Law Conference (which was postponed due to COVID-19) and 2021 NSW Conference will be combined to create a joint NSW Personal Injury and national Medical Law Conference in March.
The Conference will be divided into two concurrent streams – a personal injury stream (NSW-focused) and a medical law stream (national-focused). Delegates will have access to both streams and will be able to switch between them throughout the day.
This Conference will be held at the iconic Luna Park Sydney, and is the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional development and network with other legal professionals. Delegates can gain up to 6 CPD points before the end of the CPD year.
This event will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.
NSW Personal Injury Stream
Federal jurisdiction in the context of NSW CTP matters
Andrew Stone SC, Barrister, Sir James Martin Chambers
Dangerous Recreational Activities
Victoria Roy, Principal,Victory Travel & Cruise Lawyers
NSW Case Review
Andrew Morrison RFD SC, Wardell Chambers
Peer professional opinion under Section 5 O of the Civil Liability Act
Chris Barry QC, Barrister, 5 Selbourne Chambers
More sessions to be confirmed
Medical Law Stream
Consent in obstetrics
Julian Johnson, Principal, Julian Johnson Lawyers
Draft reports and expert conference file notes - When privilege might be waived
Belinda Epstein, Barrister, Hunter Street Chambers and Maurice Byers Chambers
Damages following perinatal ischaemic injury
Jnana Gumbert, Barrister, Jack Shand Chambers
Know your Limitations - a review of Australia’s limitations legislation
Peter D’Arcy King, Barrister, 4th Floor Chambers
Timing of perinatal ischaemic injury
Prof. Paul Colditz, Director, UQ Perinatal Research Centre
Dental cases arising from a failure to appropriately refer patients
Dr Andrew Howe, Dental Surgeon, Sinergy Medical Reports
Medical Case Review and trends
Bill Madden, Special Counsel, Carrol &O’Dea
Conference session times
Friday 4 March 2022 | 8:30am–5:15pm.
Rates inclusive of GST
Early-bird registrations close Friday 4 February 2022
Member Bulk rate (8 or more delegates from same firm)
- Access to all Conference sessions from Keynote Address to the closing session;
- Lunch, morning and afternoon break;
- Password to access ALA Conference event app , which includes conference papers, maps, event schedules, push notifications, speaker biographies, Sponsor information and chance to interact with other delegates;
- Admission to Post Conference Reception;.
- Form for the ALA draw prize
This function will be held on Friday 12 March from 5:30pm at Crystal Palace. Guests will be provided with canapés and beverages from 5:30-7:00pm.
Take in the beautiful Sydney harbour while watching the sunset and mingling with your fellow attendees. You'll also be provided with tickets to enter Luna Park and ride on the ferris wheel and other available rides.
Admission is included with delegate Conference registration.
Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration.
Luna Park parking
Wondering where to park when you visit? Luna Park has its own car park! There are 389 space secure spaces, available to guests from 7:00am.
Entry to the car park is via Paul Street, just off Alfred St South, Milsons Point.
Full day $39.00 per car. If you pre-book parking with the ALA and pay before the conference, you will receive the discounted rate of $18,00 per car.
Milsons Point Wharf
The Wharf is situated right in front of the iconic Luna Park Sydney face, please check the Transport NSW timetables for more details to plan your trip.
NOTE: Milsons Point Wharf is wheelchair accessible.
To view pricing for ferry tickets or to plan your trip, view the built-in planner on our website, or visit Transport NSW info.
Milsons Point Station
Travelling north, Milsons Point Station is the first stop after Wynyard station in the CBD. Travelling south it is immediately after North Sydney Station.
Milsons Point Station can be found on both the ‘Northern Line’ and ‘North Shore/ Western Line’. From the station, Luna Park is a 5 minute stroll downhill towards the water.
To view pricing for train tickets or to plan your trip, view the built-in planner on our website, or visit Transport NSW info.
Meriton Suites North Sydney
80 Arthur Street, North Sydney
02 9277 1125
View Sydney, formally North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
17 Blue Street, North Sydney
02 9955 0449
You’re our priority
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) looks forward to welcoming you to face-to-face events around Australia.
The health and wellbeing of our event attendees is of the utmost importance. To ensure this we continue to closely monitor the circumstances and requirements in all states and territories in line with local, state and national authorities.
ALA events operate within all Government COVID-19 guidelines. Our events are running as scheduled, and we will respond appropriately and provide further updates should the situation change in the lead up to any event.
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Terms and conditions
Cancellations received before 21/01/22 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 NSW Government announce that events of 100+ attendees are not allowed, the ALA will provide a full refund to registered attendees for registration and accommodation. If you are unable to attend due to border restrictions, you will be provided with a recording of the session.
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.
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