High Tech / High Touch Negotiation 

CPD Points: 1.5 

Integration of Technical and People Skills for better results presented by Alan Patching, FAIQS.

In this 90-minute session, Alan Patching will share practical tips and techniques to help improve your negotiation skills.

As a multi-qualified Quantity Surveyor, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Alan will share how knowledge of human behaviour can assist in the negotiation of some of the largest deals in Australia’s property industry.

Alan is a retired Fellow of the AIQS and is regarded as one of Australia’s most internationally recognised leaders, consultants and keynote business speakers in his field. He is Professor and Associate Dean (Faculty) for the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, and is responsible for 25 disciplines including Project Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, as well as Human Behaviour and various humanities subjects. Alan is an unusual QS in that he has pursued dual careers.

As well as his work in the construction industry, he is a multi-qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. He is a US Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and holds a UK registration as a Psychotherapist. Alan has used his knowledge of human behaviour to assist in the negotiation of some of the largest deals in Australia’s property industry.

These days, Alan splits his working time between delivering presentations for universities and to the corporate world and running a busy clinic on the Gold Coast dealing with issues from phobias to depression and anxiety. He is well known internationally for his presentations and workshops which bring psychology principles to various leadership and management.

Cost: $80 Members / $100 Non Members
Register http://www.cpdlive.com/aiqs/seminars3/6987/preview.html

Recording Expiry Date: 11 August 2017



Contract Forms and Administration in Light of SOP Acts
CPD Points: 1

Back by popular demand - this time as a Webinar!
In this one-hour session, Margaret Andre will discuss the Standard Contract Forms and the Contract Administration in light of the SOP Acts covering the following topics:

Standard Contract Forms

  • Review of standard form contracts
  • Review of the most commonly amended contract clauses
  • The introduction of unfair contract term provisions for small businesses
  • The role of Australian Consumer Law in terms of protecting a consumer- misleading conduct
  • Review of recent cases to identify and minimise potential risk exposure

Contract Administration in light of the SOP Acts

  • Overview of the relevant SOP Act
  • Nexus between payments under the contract and payments under the SOP Act
  • Impact of relevant SOP clauses such as:

              -Pay when paid

              -Defects liability linked to the head contract

              -Time for payments due

              -Impact of contract requirements for progress claims on SOP claims

              -Suspension of works

              -Effect of Court review of adjudicators decisions

              -Recourse to security

  • Tricks and traps of making an adjudication application 

About the Presenter

Margaret specialises in construction law having advised and represented a wide range of contractors on back-end construction disputes, including rapid adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA), arbitrations under the Commercial Arbitration Act 2012 (WA), litigation and mediation. 

She delivers the legal content of the Builders Registration course on a part-time basis at North Metropolitan TAFE. Margaret was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2012. 

 $80 Members / $100 Non Members

Recording Expiry Date: 7 September 2017


Commercial Arbitration and Advising the Lender
CPD Points: 1

Join Margaret Andre for this one-hour session where she will discuss and cover the remaining aspects of Contract Law.
Commercial Arbitration

  • Principles underlying commercial arbitration
  • A brief review of the relevant Commercial Arbitration Act
  • When should commercial arbitration be used?
  • Advantages of commercial arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism
  • Following the procedural steps of commercial arbitration

Advising the Lender

  • How are bank reports generated?
  • Construction progress valuations
  • Where does a quantity surveyor’s duty of care lie?
  • What standard of care and accuracy is required?
  • Review of relevant common law cases to identify and minimise potential risk exposure

 $80 Members / $100 Non Members

Recording Expiry Date: 28 September 2017



Tax Depreciation - The BIG Change
CPD Points: 1.5

On Budget night, the Treasurer announced the biggest change to tax depreciation, limiting who can claim deductions under Division 40.

Draft legislation has now been released by Treasury, join Ken Mansell as he explains the changes and draft legislation.
• Why have the rules been implemented?
• What are the new rules?
• Are there any exceptions?
• What happens now?

Presenter - Ken Mansell
Ken currently works as a tax trainer for a series of organisations. He has worked in almost every role you would expect from someone who loves tax, including on the secretariat of the Review of Australia's Future Tax System ("Henry Review"), in the office of the Assistant Treasurer advising on taxation policy and in the Federal Treasury developing and implementing tax policy. Ken has also worked in the Tax Division for both KPMG and Deloitte, as a Tax Trainer and Tax Specialist for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Head of Taxation for the Seven Network Limited group and Raytheon Australia.

Cost: $66 Members / $88 Non Members

Recording Expiry Date: 27 October 2017