Speeches

Peter Vickery QC has presented numbers of addresses and speeches at conferences within his fields of expertise (see examples below)

(see examples below)

 

2019 (Perth, Australia) (Construction Contracts – Liquidated Damages) On 3 August 2019 the Hon. Peter Vickery QC delivered an address to the National Conference 2019 of the Society of Construction Law Australia on the subject: “Liquidated Damages – A Common Law Solution for the Civil Law Remedy – An International Excursion”. A copy of the paper which was delivered can be found here.


2018 (Chicago, USA) (Arbitration ) On 27 September 2018 the Hon. Peter Vickery QC delivered the Keynote Address to launch the 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference hosted by SCL of North America, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The paper is:  “Process and Evidence in International Arbitration – ‘Tap Root’ Principles”. A copy of the paper which was delivered can be found here.


2018 (Melbourne) (Construction) On 23 August 2018, he addressed Australian construction law practitioners on the Murray Report (17 December 2017) on the Review of Security of Payment Laws examining ways to improve consistency in security of payment legislation and enhance protections to ensure subcontractors get paid on time for work they have done. The event was organised by HFW Australia, and held at Clayton Utz, Melbourne.


2018 (Hunter Valley, NSW) (Construction) On 16 August 2018, Hon. Peter Vickery QC in his capacity as Patron of SoCLA, opened the Society of Construction Law Australia National Conference held in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.


2018 (Melbourne) (Intellectual Property) On 5 April 2018 he delivered a paper at the Melbourne Law School IP & Media Law Conference on the subject “Procedural Reform for Hearing IP Cases in Australia – the IPEC”.  


2017 (New Delhi, India) (Technology, Case Management Construction Litigation) Between 10 – 12 November 2017 His Honour (as he then was) delivered the keynote address at the Society of Construction Law 7th International Conference held in New Delhi, India on the subject of “Software Development Contracts”. At the same conference he also delivered a plenary session paper “The Document Tsunami – A Basic Issue in Construction Disputes”.


2017 (Chicago, USA) (Case Management, Technology) On 23 October 2017 he delivered a paper at the Relativity Fest, Chicago which focused on the use of Technology Aided Review of documents (TAR) in the light of the Australian experience in the management of large document cases and the McConnell Dowell Constructors v Santam case [2017] VSC 640.


2017 (Dublin, Ireland) (Technology, Case Management in Commercial Litigation) On 7 July 2017 His Honour (as he then was) delivered a paper to the Australian Bar Association Conference held in Dublin, Ireland on the subject “New horizons for the Bar in the age of technology”.


2016 (Sydney) (Arbitration) He also chaired a session at the 4th International Arbitration Conference in Sydney, 22 November 2016 on the subject  A Hypothetical in Ethical Considerations in International Arbitration’ which included as a speaker Elliott Geisinger, President of the Swiss Arbitration Association. 


2016 (Canberra) (Construction) Justice Vickery (as he then was) also addressed the SoCLA National Conference Canberra, 3-4 November 2016 on the conference theme ‘Building Australia’s Future’.


2016 (Melbourne) (Case Management, Commercial Litigation) On 17 October 2016. Justice Vickery (as he then was) addressed the Victorian Bar CPD Seminar in conjunction with the Rt Honourable Lady Justice Gloster on the subject: “Paperless Trials: Myth or Reality?”


2016 (Sao Paolo, Brazil) (Case Management, Construction Litigation) At the 6th International Society of Construction Law Conference - Sao Paulo, Brazil, 13-15 September 2016, attended by over 300 arbitrators and lawyers drawn from 33 countries, Justice Vickery delivered a paper:  “Managing the Conflict in Construction Law” and was also invited to share a platform in the Plenary session in conjunction with Sir Rupert Jackson and Sir Vivien Ramsay, where he spoke on the subject “The Future of Construction Law”.


2016 (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Hong Kong and UK) ) (Case Management, Construction Litigation) On 5 May 2016 Justice Vickery (as he then was) addressed the Society of Construction Law (Australia) (SoCLA) in Melbourne on the subject of the “Use of Technology in Discovery in Large Document Cases”. His speech was simultaneously broadcasted electronically to meetings of construction lawyers in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Hong Kong and the UK..


2015 (Melbourne) ) (Case Management, Commercial Litigation) Victorian Bar Seminar “Recent Developments in Discovery in Commercial Litigation”, 5 February 2015.


2014 (Melbourne) (Case Management, Technology) Monash University (Australian Centre for Justice Innovation) conference on “Timeliness in the Justice System – Ideas and Innovations”, 16 May 2014, where his Honour (as he then was) presented on the subject: “Innovations in Timeliness – Technology”.


2013 (Melbourne) (Arbitration) Master Builders Association, 17 October 2013, where his Honour (as he then was) presented a paper: “Arbitration and Security of Payments – Recent Developments in Case Law”..


2013 (Melbourne) (Evidence) Judicial College of Victoria, Advanced Practical Evidence Course, 9 August 2013, where his Honour (as he then was) delivered an address on “Practical Evidentiary Issues” arising from a large civil case he conducted: Hodgson v Amcor [2012] VSC 94.


2013 (Singapore) (Case Management, Commercial Litigation) The 4th Judicial Seminar on Commercial Litigation, 15-17 May 2013, hosted in Singapore by the Supreme Court of Singapore where Justice Vickery (as he then was) chaired the session “Demystifying e-discovery”.


2012 (Melbourne) (Construction Dispute Management) The 4th International Construction Law Conference, 6-8 May 2012, hosted by the Society of Construction Law (Australia) in Melbourne, Australia.  His Honour (as he then was) delivered a paper entitled “Managing the Paper – Taming the Leviathan” (2012) 22 JJA No. 2. (Also published in “Global Challenges – Shared Solutions”), ed. Dr Donald Charrett (2013).


2011 (Melbourne) (Construction) On 12 October 2011, the Hon. Justice Peter Vickery delivered a speech to the Building Dispute Practitioners Society  on the topic ‘Security of Payment Legislation in Australia: Differences between the States - Vive la Difference?’ 


2010 (Melbourne) (Technology, Engineering & Construction) The Legalwise seminar held on ‘Building Disputes’ for the legal profession on 17 March 2010 where Justice Vickery (as he then was) delivered an address on “The New Technology, Engineering and Construction List”.


2009 (Melbourne) (Construction) The LEADR / Adjudication and Construction Stream, 11 September 2009 held at Albert Park, Victoria, where he sat on a panel, which included Justice McDougal (NSW Supreme Court) and Judge Shelton (Victorian County Court) and Judge McGill (Queensland District Court).


2009 (Melbourne) (International Commercial Law – the CISG) On Friday 13 March 2009 Justice Vickery participated in a Judicial Roundtable on Transnational Judging arranged jointly by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Melbourne Law School. The function was addressed by the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon Justice Robert French, the Hon Justice Kenneth Hayne of the High Court of Australia, the Hon. Chief Justice Michael Black, of the Federal Court of Australia, Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Justice Vickery of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


2005 (Melbourne) (Construction) LexisNexis Conference 2005 – Paper “Liquidated Damages and Penalties – Confining Contractual Freedoms”.