Upcoming Events

Crowd Sourced Equity Funding

Dr Terry Cutler; Principal, Cutler and Company (Chair); Paul Niederer, CEO, ASSOB; Andrew Macpherson, Principal, Macpherson Greenleaf; Bradley Kidd, Partner, Chapman Tripp; John Kluver, Executive Director, CAMAC

25 July, 2014

Dixson Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library

Contractual Indemnities

Dr Wayne Courtney, University of Sydney; Paul Rogerson, Head of Legal, NRMA (Chair)

15 August, 2014

Dixson Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library


Women and Leadership Australia offers two $11,000 scholarships

Women and Leadership Australia has allocated two scholarships for its 12-month Advanced Leadership Program (Semester 2, 2014), valued at $11,000, to two candidates from the CLA financial membership. Scholarship applications must be submitted before the close of business on 1 August, 2014. Developed by a consortium of educational bodies and industry experts, the Advanced Leadership Program is part of a national initiative to increase Australia’s pool of executive level female leaders. The proposed scholarship for CLA members is part of Women and Leadership Australia’s national initiative to develop female leaders in the legal sector. The prospectus can be viewed at http://www.wla.com.au/events/14/alp/alp-prospectus-2014.pdf. Further information about Women and Leadership Australia can be found at www.wla.com.au.


Vol28 No1 March-May 2014

Vol28 No1 March-May 2014
• Contracts 'subject to finance'
• Security for costs and case management regimes
• Admissibility of covertly obtained audio recordings in commercial litigation
• The legal scholarship of Professor J W Carter: an appreciation

Win a mid-week stay at Bannisters

You'll save on seminar costs if you renew your membership or join the CLA before 29 August, 2014 AND you'll go in the draw for a wonderful two-night, mid-week stay at Bannisters in Mollymook. The prize includes accommodation in a luxury suite, a hot breakfast on both days and a $200 voucher to Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant. 

Legislative Review Task Force(LRTF)

The Association's Legislative Review Task Force reviews legislation and makes submissions to government and regulatory bodies in areas of law where it is considered desirable that change be forthcoming.The challenge is to identify areas of law where the input of the Legislative Review Task Force can make a significant difference through the concerted efforts of legal and commercial minds.

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The CLA offers very competitive membership rates — $220pa for individuals and $420pa for firms. CLA members receive an average 20% discount to our lunchtime seminars and 25% discount to our halfday seminars. Members also receive a subscription to our refereed journal, the Commercial Law Quarterly.


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Financial members of the CLA are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 at the offices of Bartier Perry, L10, 77 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Please contact our CEO Max Wilson if you're interested.

Commercial Law Quarterly manuscripts

We always welcome the submission of articles or case notes. Please send your manuscripts to Professor Gregory Tolhurst at gregory.tolhurst@sydney.edu.au or DX 983 Sydney.