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Legalisation & Case Law Fundamentals for Non-Lawyers
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Legalisation & Case Law Fundamentals for Non-Lawyers

1-Day Training Course: Improve the effectiveness of how you comply with regulation. This course demystifies the theory & practice of law making, statutes, case law & legislation & makes it relevant to business professionals.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Review of the history of case law, Acts of Parliament and the Constitution
  • Learn how statues are made, interact with case law and maintain quality
  • Develop practical approaches to finding relevant law which impacts on professional practice
  • Understand how to read and interpret Acts of Parliament and associated delegated legislation
  • Find cases which create business rules
  • Understand how to apply and read cases in order to ascertain how the rules should be incorporated into a business’s practices procedures
  • Ensure compliance and good governance by incorporating legislative and judge made rules
  • Understand how to use the Internet to develop methods of finding the law and maintaining currency

About the Course

It doesn’t matter what type of business you are working in one of the fundamental requirements will be legal compliance. It is essential that all professionals maintain currency in their knowledge of the law as it impacts on daily business practice.

This course is aimed at demystifying the history and practice of law making and making it relevant to business professionals. It is an intensely practical course which provides the essentials for legal research which will allow you to maintain currency in your knowledge of the law and identify changes as they occur.

As the Government introduces new legislation, both primary and secondary it is important that these changes are identified and incorporated in to the operational aspects of the business.

Every year there are hundreds of legislative changes which impact significantly on the operation of a business. This course will provide you with the knowledge to find the legislation, read and understand it as well as apply it.

Judges also have a profound affect on the development of rules and business practice – this course will also provide practical instruction on finding these judge-made rules, and show you how to decipher the legal judgments in order to ascertain their relevance on your business.

Who Will Benefit

All those professionals in business or government who want to systematically improve & expedite how they understand, interpret & decode legislation to ensure corporate compliance

Job titles include but are not limited to
Strategy, planning and resource managers, professional services, compliance officers, policy officers, general managers, directors and CEOs, contract managers, project and program managers, operations and divisional managers, risk management officers, finance and tax managers

How In-house Training works?

Interested in exploring how our In-house Training works?

Cost-effectiveness aside, one of the biggest benefits to our clients of in-house training is the opportunity to customise and tailor the content, delivery method and exercises of a training course to their exact needs. In order to achieve this, we follow a collaborative approach to bring the client & the trainer together to explore needs, shape content and define outcomes.

This video will give you an insight into the process and how bespoke courses are achieved. For more information please contact Holly on +61 (02) 9080 4454 or email


This course brought together a lot of knowledge I had but now will give me the ability to act more confidently in my role in contracts.”
Contracts Specialist, Woodside

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Our expert course trainer Sean McCarthy delivered an insightful webinar on “Using & understanding contracts as tools for ensuring deliverables”.

You’ll learn:

  •  Overcoming some of the common challenges associated with managing contracts
  •  How contracts act as tools for achieving set outcomes across deliverables or projects
  •  The importance of contract interpretation and building confidence in dealing with contracts

Course Outline

Identifying sources of law

  • Where does law come from and how is it made?
  • Acts of Parliament
  • Delegated legislation
  • Case Law
  • Statues

How to use the Internet to assist in accessing useful legal resources

  • Using search engines to assist in finding the law
  • Virtual tips to assist in maintaining currency in the law
  • Identifying short-cuts to focus research

Understand how an Act is made

  • The Parliamentary process
  • How to pre-empt changes and ascertain the status of new legislation

Understand how to read an Act

  • The Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth)
  • Issues of jurisdiction
  • The structure of an Act
    • Short title
    • Preamble and objects
    • Long title
    • Words of enactment and commencement
    • Headings
    • Subsections and paragraphs
    • Marginal notes
    • Definitions
    • Numbering of Acts
  • Interpretation of legislation – How do judges interpret the Acts and how should professionals interpret and apply Acts
  • The rules of interpretation

The relevance of delegated legislation

  • How is delegated legislation made?
  • How to find it and establish its impact on your business?
  • How to read delegated legislation?
  • Understand how the Courts make rules which impact business practice

    • The hierarchy of the Courts
    • The operation and impact of precedent
    • The interface between case law and Acts of Parliament

    How to find a case and determine its relevance

    • How to find a case
    • Analysis of a case
    • The reporting framework for cases
    • The establishment of rules in cases – ratio decidendi
    • Binding and persuasive precedent
    • Obiter and non- binding statements
    • Using the case rules in practice

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


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Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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