Recorded Webinar: Drafting Watertight Settlement Agreements: A Primer for Commercial Lawyers


26 March 2020
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

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While a settlement agreement may be seen as just another contract, it comes with unique drafting quirks and challenges. This practical session explores a range of key issues relating to drafting settlement agreements, including:

  • Offers of settlement & Calderbank letters

  • Are you bound before you know it?

  • Extent of a solicitor’s authority to contract - lessons from Feldman v GNM Australia

  • Agreements versus deeds

  • Structuring the settlement terms - key issues from decided cases (essential terms, indemnities and releases, role of implied terms, boilerplate clauses)

  • Thinking about the tax traps - when to seek additional tax advice and GST implications

  • Checklist for settlement agreements

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Alicia Hill, Principal & Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, MST Lawyers, Melbourne

Alicia Hill is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation in Victoria and Queensland, a Nationally Accredited Mediator, and a graded Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute. She also sits on the ACCC’s Consultative committee for Small Business and Franchising.

Alicia’s practice focuses on three predominant areas:  contract, corporations and insolvency; competition and consumer including a special interest in franchising and small business; and regulatory actions.

Significant actions in which Alicia has been involved include: representing a franchisor and its directors in an action brought by a group of franchisees in the Federal Court of Australia (Victorian registry); representing a bankruptcy trustee in an action brought by a listed financial institution to set aside a deed of composition in the Federal Court of Australia (South Australia registry) where allegations were made about the trustees conduct; representing a business to negotiate enforceable undertakings with the ACCC in relation to perceived misconduct permitting the continued trade and conduct of the business; acting for a company to defend a $50 million class action brought in the Federal Court in respect of a failed agricultural machine involving cross-claims against the manufacturers; and representing a receiver and manager in the Supreme Court of Queensland to obtain injunctive relief preventing the sale of livestock assets by former partners of the partnership to which the receivers were appointed.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBQMAR20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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