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Errors of Law vs Errors of Fact
Tuesday 17 April 2018, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Indeterminate or Meaningless? A pragmatic look at the nature of facts and errors.

Venue: Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost: $99 incl GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice
Video Link: NTLAC Alice Spring, 77 Hartley Street, Alice Springs. Please register through same link.

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When confronted with an unfavourable decision, a practitioner’s first thoughts are usually of appeal. A successful litigant also turns their mind to the question of an appeal, in the context of preparing to defend their hard-won victory. But, how can you figure out whether the error is of law or of fact? What difference does it make anyway?

This CPD will examine the principles underpinning errors of law and look at practical ways to identify errors and to prepare an appeal using these principles.


Presenter: Matthew Littlejohn, Barrister, William Forster Chambers

Matthew Littlejohn is a Barrister at William Forster Chambers, practising in civil litigation. He has consistently been recognised as one of Australia’s best young lawyers, being named in the 2016 Lawyers Weekly ‘30 Under 30’ awards for his work in insurance litigation, and as the ‘Young Gun of the Year’ at the 2017 Australian Law Awards. Matthew is a passionate advocate for social justice and equality and a regular presenter for the legal profession.


Earn 1 CPD point in Substantive Law (SL).

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