Litigation Risks (2017)
Learn how to avoid cost blowouts, learn how to properly brief counsel and how to manage risk in litigation.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Overview of litigation risks
- How to properly brief counsel
- Managing the relationship with your Barrister(s)
- Managing the relationship with your Client
- How to avoid cost blowouts
About your Speaker
Flo is an Accredited Specialist – Commercial Litigation, LL.B (Honours), Master of Health Law, Solicitor & Barrister. She was Admitted to practice in Ireland in 1996, and in 2004 in Australia
Flo Mitchell practises in the Litigation division of Etheringtons. Having originally qualified as a Barrister in Ireland in 1996, Flo was admitted to practise as a solicitor in NSW in 2004 and brings her experience at the Bar to the firm by conducting a substantial amount of court work and general advocacy without the need to instruct Counsel.
Flo is committed to advancing our clients’ best interests in contested cases and is also mindful of keeping legal costs to a minimum in litigation. She is skilled at negotiating and resolving disputes without the need or cost of a contested hearing. Flo has an outgoing disposition and ability to relate to clients on all levels, continually maintaining strong client relationships.
Flo has obtained a Master Degree in Health Law at the University of Sydney, developing her keen interest in the interface between law and medicine and adding to her repertoire of legal expertise.
Flo advises in the following areas:
- Commercial litigation
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Employment law
- Medical negligence
- Debt recovery
- Insolvency law
- Criminal law
- Intellectual Property Advice
- Trademark and Copyright disputes and litigation
Flo has acted in several commercial and contract disputes in the County and the High Courts of Northern Ireland, including conducting criminal defence trials before both Magistrates and Juries. Flo was also involved in a high profile case concerning the rights of autistic children to an education of their choice, where she appeared for the Minister for Education. Since relocating permanently to Australia in 2003, Flo has developed her experience in the District and Supreme Courts in her areas of expertise, as well in the Federal Court of Australia where she has acted in complex Trade Practices disputes. Flo also advises on employment law, appearing in the State and Federal Courts for both employers and employees, including acting since the Fair Work legislation was introduced.
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