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Litigation Workshop: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

  • 08 Nov 2018
  • 7:15 AM (AEST)
  • Baker McKenzie, Level 8, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
  • 3


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Asian Australian Lawyers Association Queensland (AALA) invites you to attend its inaugural Litigation Workshop “What to Do When Things Go Wrong”.

What do you do when:

  • the day before a contested hearing you learn that your opponent has briefed a barrister that acted for your client 6 months ago on a direct access brief?
  • you go to receive a civil judgment and the judge has unexpectedly ruled against your client
  • your client is sentenced to an actual term of imprisonment and the corrective services officers start to circle?

The Workshop will be delivered by a panel of barristers from a range of experience and practice areas.  It is designed to give lawyers within the first 5 years of practice practical advice and tips they need when practising in litigation.

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Venue: Baker McKenzie, Level 8, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Time: 7.15am for a 7.45am start
Cost: Free for AALA members, $10 for non-member practitioners, $5 for students

Tea, coffee, and a light breakfast will be included.

Registrations are essential as spaces are strictly limited.

For further details please contact Reimen on (07) 3106 3815 or rhii@qldbar.asn.au.


Anand Shah, Carbolic Group Chambers

Anand joined the Bar over 18 years ago after practising as a solicitor for 11 years. Anand’s practice areas include commercial litigation, administrative law, succession, defamation, personal injuries and human rights.

He has appeared in the High Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Federal Court and as trial counsel in all State Courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, QCAT and the Queensland Coroners Court.

Anand is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and has acted as a mediator in commercial, professional negligence, succession and personal injuries disputes. Anand is also an accredited Family Law Property Specialist (Bar Association of Queensland).

Anand has been elected by the Queensland Bar, on many occasions, to serve on its Bar Council (the Bar’s peak executive body).  In 2012 and 2013, Anand chaired the QUT Learning Potential Fund (LPF) committee. LPF supports socio-economically disadvantaged QUT students and is the largest fund of its type in Australia. Through LawRight, Anand has undertaken much pro-bono work. He has mentored students and junior practitioners throughout his career.

He has presented at and designed legal conferences for over 20 years and written for LexisNexis over a similar period.

In his spare time, Anand reads broadly outside the law, listens to the radio and vinyl records, enjoys Australian and international cinema, visits many art galleries and hangs out and travels with his wife (Kris) and their pooch, Jasper.   

Dominic Nguyen, Lilley Chambers

Dominic is a barrister at Lilley Chambers in Brisbane where he practises in the areas of criminal, family and domestic violence law as well as coronial inquests and Government inquiries. He is also a sessional academic at the Australian National University and is a volunteer lawyer at the South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre in Inala. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland, Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Civil Law from The University of Oxford.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Dominic was a solicitor at a number of top tier law firms and a solicitor advocate at a smaller general practice; he was also a legal officer at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

Dominic would love to see more ethnic diversity at the Bar and wants to inspire more Asian-Australians to become barristers. He looks forward to the day when appearing before an Asian-Australian judge or magistrate becomes the norm.

 Reimen Hii, Level 15 Inns of Court  

Reimen is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator.  He has a broad generalist practice which includes commercial litigation, administrative law, family law, property law and human rights. He predominantly focuses on commercial and international disputes.  H also teaches at the University of Queensland's law school.

Before being called to the bar, Reimen worked at a leading transnational insurance law firm. He also worked as a lawyer at a boutique Brisbane commercial litigation firm, as a registrar of the Supreme Court of Tonga, at a top-tier national firm, as a judge’s associate, in house at a national bank, and as a legal officer at a UN-back war crimes tribunal in Cambodia.

Reimen volunteers with LawRight Inc., the Caxton Legal Centre, and Youth Without Borders.  He is a member of the Queensland Bar Association’s criminal law, and human rights committees; he also a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Right’s Queensland committee and Business & Human Rights subcommittee.

Reimen is passionate about diversity and access to justice.  Through the AALA he seeks to contribute to the growing dialogue about diversity in the law, and to encourage greater CALD diversity in the senior ranks of the legal profession.

AALA gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Baker McKenzie in hosting this CPD.

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