Commercial Law Conference
11 - 18 January 2003


This year we have an unprecedented number of speakers who have made themselves available including;

Robin Elliott, Richard Rees & Barry Mottershead
respectively President, CEO and Director-Member Services,
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
British Columbia

Frank Kraemer
Executive Director,
Canadian Bar Association
British Columbia

Jim Matkin
Executive Director,
The Law Society of British Columbia

Michael Hewitt
Singleton Urqhart, Lawyers
British Columbia

Ian Gamble
Thorsteinssons Tax Lawyers
British Columbia

Susan Tanner
Consultant Psychologist,

Philip Parker
Managing Director,
Parker Asset Management Limited

Michelle Silvers
Managing Director,
Litigation Lending Management Pty Ltd

Bruce Hodgkinson
Senior Counsel,
Denman Chambers

Frances Beck
Corporate Lawyer and Author,

Dr Bruce Butcher
Sydney Gas Company NL

Tim O’Mara
Managing Director,
O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers

Anthony Bell
Bell Partners
Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

Christopher Brown
Gillis Delaney Brown, Lawyers

John Star
Star Corporate

Peter Wright
Gillis Delaney Brown, Lawyers

Ron Dean-Willcocks
Chairman Partner,
Star Dean-Willcocks
Business & Insolvency Solutions

The professional program will be confirmed prior to the Conference and will include a number of speakers listed above. Additional speakers (if any) will likely be from the Australian and North American accounting and legal professions.

The professional program has been developed to cover a number of major areas including issues such as:
  • Directors' duties
  • Law as a Business
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Investment management
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Asset tracking and protection
  • Personal financial management
  • Business planning & strategic modelling
  • Employment issues
  • Insolvency - tell tale signs