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Augusta’s third webinar series covered a mix of topics from preparing expert evidence, dealing with insolvency in the construction industry and a forensic look at property development.


Webinar 1 – 16 June 2020

Preparation of Expert Evidence in NSW – Traps, Tips and Tricks!

Julie Wright and Derek Hand, Barristers, Greenway Chambers presented on the practical steps of preparing expert evidence and the preservation of privilege. This very popular and informative webinar was hosted by Sarah Adams.

Julie was previously a partner at King & Wood Mallesons. Her focus is on complex commercial disputes, advocacy, advisory work and domestic and international arbitrations. She is recognised in Best Lawyers Australia and in Doyle’s Guide as a pre-eminent junior counsel in construction and infrastructure law.

Derek has a commercial practice with particular interest and expertise in construction/ infrastructure law and land law. He is recognised in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession and Best Lawyers Australia as a leading junior counsel in construction and infrastructure law.


Webinar 2: 9 July 2020

Property Development in the Time of COVID-19: Forensic Perspectives in an Unpredictable Market

Berrick Wilson Anh Nguyen of KordaMentha took us through a forensic look at the current state of property development, including:

  • Key themes in the current property development market
  • Impacts on insolvency, real estate practitioners and lawyers
  • Looking ahead: what disputes are likely to come

This engaging and informative webinar was hosted by David Cocker.

Berrick is a founding Partner of KordaMentha’s Real Estate group with nearly 30 years’ experience in the property industry. His expertise includes a background in valuations and specialist skills in real estate consulting, development management, asset management, structured finance and investment.

Anh is an Executive Director in KordaMentha’s Forensic group with over 10 years’ experience in forensic accounting, quantification of damages, class actions and valuation engagements.


Webinar 3: 29 July 2020

When construction and insolvency meet – What happens and when…?

Thought leader, Ivan Glavas, Partner, Worrells Solvency  & Forensic Accountants took a practical look at the commercial realities of dealing with insolvency in the context of the construction industry including:

  • Informal – Workouts and the Safe Harbour Regime
  • Formal – Voluntary Administration / Mortgagee in Possessions / Receivership / Liquidation

This enlightening and comprehensively delivered webinar by Ivan was hosted by Sarah Adams.

Ivan is a Chartered Accountant with over 24 years’ experience in dealing with corporate and personal insolvency related matters across numerous industries, including construction. His experience includes administering Voluntary Administrations and Deeds of Company Arrangement, Liquidations and Receiverships, Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Agreements, Litigation Support, Fraud Investigation and Business Reconstruction advice.

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