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Women in the Law

Tina McAulay spoke at a LegalWise Seminar about Women in the Law on Friday 4 September 2015 chaired by The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes.

The seminar was focused at speaking out and being heard.  It focused on persuasion and effective communication strategies to build confidence.

Tina is also hosting a seminar jointly between Women Lawyers of WA Inc. and the University of Notre Dame Australia on Saturday 19 September 2015 about managing yourself and your practice and what works for women at work.  It is a practical seminar tailored at women having the confidence to not only look after themselves, but manage their own practice of law effectively.  The practical interaction is designed to help upskill women and attracts 5 CPD points.  For more information including how to register, please see the flyer.

Consumer Credit, Unconscionability and a Commissioner

On Thursday 10 September 2015, former ACCC Commissioner Sitesh Bhojani delivered a presentation forThe Piddington Society alongside Aaron McDonald, Curtis Ward and Georgina Molloy (CCLSWA), to discuss unconscionable conduct as it applies in banking and finance matters.

Mr Bhojani joined us in Perth from Melbourne where he practices as a barrister from Owen Dixon Chambers.

In 1995, Mr Bhojani was appointed a Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC has roles that include enforcing the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and promoting fair trading. At the ACCC, Mr Bhojani’s responsibilities included its enforcement activities as a member and chair of its Enforcement Committee; the Presidency, in 2002-2003 on behalf of the ACCC, of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network and finalising and overseeing ACCC submissions to various parties or inquires about competition or consumer protection issues. He has written and presented many papers on competition and consumer protection issues.

The presentation raised approximately $1,500 towards improving access to justice, with proceeds going to The Piddington Justice Project and CCLSWA.

A copy of Aaron’s presentation slides can be found here.