Cairns 2020 Business Legislation Update

Tue 25 Feb 2020
5.30pm to 8.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
35 - 41 Wharf Street
Cairns QLD


Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$75.00

Luckbir Singh GAICD

Director, MacDonnells Law

Most people don't associate feeling inspired with a law firm but if you are working with Luckbir Singh that is exactly what you get. With an impressive repertoire of solving some of the most complex commercial problems, Luckbir is the go-to expert adviser for CEO's, Directors and Business Owners. He provides strategic, innovative and pragmatic advice all while adding value to businesses and making you question why you hadn't engaged him sooner.

Despite wearing many important hats, being an Owner and Director at Macdonnells Law as well as sitting on a number of high profile boards, Luckbir always makes you feel like you are the only person in the room. If you didn't think it was possible for this guy to get any better, he is also an avid believer in giving back to the community where he has made major contributions in the health, business and governance sectors across Queensland.

Melissa Sinopoli AAICD

Director, MacDonnells Law

Some would say Melissa Sinopoli is an over achiever in her field. If words like efficient, practical, innovative and thorough don't do it for you perhaps knowing that Melissa thrives on settling the most high level and difficult commercial transactions with the utmost ease give you comfort in knowing your business is in safe hands with Melissa looking after it as if it were her own.

A Director and Owner at MacDonnells Law, Melissa has quite literally grown with the Firm, commencing many moons ago as a Law Graduate and quickly making her mark as one of the top performers in the commercial area. A well-known local, Melissa brings a commercial and pragmatic approach to solving client's legal problems and achieving their desired outcomes as efficiently as possible.

Melinda Foley

Director, MacDonnells Law

There is a reason why Melinda Foley is widely regarded as an expert in resolving complex employment and business disputes and you will figure that out for yourself in your first encounter with her. Whether advising small, medium and large businesses, companies, government-owned corporations or local governments, Melinda uses a variety of techniques ensuring the best resolution and outcome possible for her clients.

An Owner and Director of MacDonnells Law, Melinda understands the impact difficult disputes can have on people personally and her empathetic, professional and relatable style ensures you feel completely comfortable throughout every step towards successful resolution.

Donna Patane

Special Counsel, MacDonnells Law

A Special Counsel within MacDonnells Law, Donna has a knack for turning even the most complicated business issues into simplified easy to understand steps, ensuring clients feel completely up to date and in the know about every aspect of your matter.

No two days are ever the same for Donna, she could be assisting clients with contract, compliance or sales advice all while protecting your businesses brand, copyright and enforcement. Internally known as MacDonnells Law’s 'IP Guru', Donna is the only Registered Trade Marks Attorney for Far North Queensland and did you know she has accomplished all of this whilst raising three children?

What does changing legislation mean for you?

The business world is constantly evolving and legislative reform is never far behind. It is vital that current and future leaders are aware of changes to their legal obligations and responsibilities.

Partners from leading Cairns law firm MacDonnells Law will lead an insightful discussion on legislative updates relevant to directors. Take this opportunity to update your knowledge on the following topics discussed:

  • Latest views and practical steps Boards can take to deal with culture, trust and risk issues
  • The new Whistleblowing regime - obligations of confidentiality and prevention of reprisal action and procedures required to minimise risk.
  • Employment – Regulation of after hours conduct – protecting yourself from reputational damage by your employees, the implications of the Falou case and the proposed Religious Freedom Bills.
  • Modern Slavery – the new legislation and its scope
  • Privacy on a shrinking planet - What directors need to know about privacy and the General Data Protection Regulation and 'cookie law'.
  • NFP director update and the keeping of Board minutes

The event will be followed by networking time with canapes and drinks.


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