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Managing Contested VCAT Disputes
November 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am$270.00
Community Housing Organisations are reporting an increase in tenants being represented at VCAT and as a result, complex and costly legal arguments and procedures are arising.
This 1.5 hour session, led by Barrister Joel Silver and Lawyer Ellen Turner, has been developed to help community housing workers understand the technical and substantive arguments often put forward by tenants’ legal representatives.
It will also help participants to manage cases that involve significant preparation, lengthy hearings, decisions about evidence and/or cross examination of witnesses.
Participants are encouraged to provide anonymous details of past situations where the tenant having legal representation so real-life situations can be workshopped in this interactive session.
The seminar is aimed at
- Tenancy workers who are on the “front lines” and may be involved in the preparation of VCAT proceedings and/or attending as witnesses at VCAT.
- Experienced housing workers who will run the matter at VCAT.
- Managers who determine when legal action is appropriate to manage the tenancy dispute.