Simpson Grierson runs regular CPD accredited training sessions for in-house counsel.

Our flagship INSIGHTS Programme is designed to provide in-house counsel with up-to-date and practical training and development on topical legal issues. For more information including FAQs, please read our guide.

Upcoming sessions are listed below. To register for a session, click on the location you will be attending, enter your contact details at the bottom of the page and press submit.

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Masterclasses

Masterclasses are an in-depth examination of topical legal issues led by Simpson Grierson partners and senior lawyers.

All sessions are held in our Auckland and Wellington offices and available in our Christchurch office via video conferencing. Places are limited so please register below.

Training

Class actions and litigation funding | Auckland & Christchurch

Date: 10 March 2020 | 12pm - 1pm

CPD Hours: 1

Who should attend? Senior lawyers and inhouse counsel

Class actions are one of the hot topics in litigation this year following a significant increase in representative proceedings recently. The issues they raise are unique, particularly given the involvement of litigation funders, and a lack of existing legislation and regulation means the landscape is uncertain and the need for reform is urgent.

In this INSIGHTS masterclass, we will look at why class actions are going to be a big deal, how they are already impacting a wide range of industries, and what businesses and directors should be thinking about as a result.

The presenters are James Caird, Partner and Nina Blomfield, Senior Associate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An overview of class actions, how they differ from other litigation, and the role of litigation funding
  • Why class actions are relevant to all types of businesses and industries
  • Recent and current examples of class actions in New Zealand
  • Latest developments from the courts and current law reform
  • Practical implications for businesses and directors to consider

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Training

Class actions and litigation funding | Wellington

Date: 19 March 2020 | 12pm - 1pm

CPD Hours: 1

Who should attend? Senior lawyers and inhouse counsel

Class actions are one of the hot topics in litigation this year following a significant increase in representative proceedings recently. The issues they raise are unique, particularly given the involvement of litigation funders, and a lack of existing legislation and regulation means the landscape is uncertain and the need for reform is urgent.

In this INSIGHTS masterclass, we will look at why class actions are going to be a big deal, how they are already impacting a wide range of industries, and what businesses and directors should be thinking about as a result.

The presenters are Partners James Caird and Sally McKechnie, and Nina Blomfield, Senior Associate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An overview of class actions, how they differ from other litigation, and the role of litigation funding
  • Why class actions are relevant to all types of businesses and industries
  • Recent and current examples of class actions in New Zealand
  • Latest developments from the courts and current law reform
  • Practical implications for businesses and directors to consider

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Training

Tech Predictions | Auckland & Christchurch

Date: 24 March 2020 | 12pm - 1pm

CPD Hours: 1

Who should attend? Senior lawyers and inhouse counsel

Helping in-house legal teams keep on top of key technology trends

The rate of technological change continues to ramp up with far reaching effects for both the legal industry and the New Zealand commercial environment. Businesses and legal teams must respond rapidly to this constantly shifting landscape.

With lots of interesting developments around artificial intelligence, data ethics and technology innovations that can help mitigate climate change, our technology team will help you cut through the noise and identify the tech trends you should be aware of as commercial and corporate lawyers.

The presenters are Simon Vannini, Partner, Louise Taylor, Senior Associate, and Caroline Ferguson, Business Transformation & Innovation Director.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will hear more about top predictions for the technology sector for 2020 and beyond
  • You will learn about what these technology predictions mean for New Zealand business and consumers
  • You will hear about technology developments of relevance to commercial and corporate lawyers

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Training

Tech Predictions | Wellington

Date: 16 April 2020 | 12pm - 1pm

CPD Hours: 1

Who should attend? Senior lawyers and inhouse counsel

Helping in-house legal teams keep on top of key technology trends

The rate of technological change continues to ramp up with far reaching effects for both the legal industry and the New Zealand commercial environment. Businesses and legal teams must respond rapidly to this constantly shifting landscape.

With lots of interesting developments around artificial intelligence, data ethics and technology innovations that can help mitigate climate change, our technology team will help you cut through the noise and identify the tech trends you should be aware of as commercial and corporate lawyers.

The presenters are Simon Vannini, Partner, Louise Taylor, Senior Associate, and Caroline Ferguson, Business Transformation & Innovation Director.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will hear more about top predictions for the technology sector for 2020 and beyond
  • You will learn about what these technology predictions mean for New Zealand business and consumers
  • You will hear about technology developments of relevance to commercial and corporate lawyers

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