Lawyer-assisted Disputes Tribunal claims 2020 - 14 May 2020 (On Demand)


Recent changes to the Disputes Tribunal Act doubling the maximum claim value to $30,000 have opened up opportunities for lawyers to assist clients to prepare and defend claims before the Disputes Tribunal. Under the previous monetary limits, the cost of engaging a lawyer to assist with the claim was often not justified in the context of the amount which could be awarded to a successful claimant.

Accordingly, there has been little no guidance as to how lawyers can add value to the preparation of a case before the Disputes Tribunal.

This webinar will provide practical information as to the key benefits lawyers can bring to a client case and will cover the following content:

  • tips as to what assists a Disputes Tribunal referee to understand your client case
  • the relevance of evidence and how to present it
  • types of cases which can be brought before the Disputes Tribunal
  • updated information on fees and procedure
  • the basis for re-hearings and appeals


14 May 2020


  • Understanding ways in which lawyers can add value and make a difference to a client’s Disputes Tribunal case preparation
  • Understand the types of disputes which the chat Tribunal will hear (and those it will not)


Particularly suited to junior lawyers or those with little knowledge of the workings of the Disputes Tribunal.


Sally Peart, Partner, Marks & Worth Lawyers


1 CPD Hour

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $175.00 excl. GST

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Sole practitioners

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