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2017 Commonwealth Law Conference in Melbourne

Australia | 18th March 2017

“The Commonwealth Lawyers Association is delighted to be returning to the southern hemisphere where the vibrant city of Melbourne will host the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference, 20-24 March, 2017, in association with the Law Institute of Victoria. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Thriving in a global world: building on the rule of law” presents a unique canvass to consider legal issues in our globalised world that both innovate and challenge lawyers practising today” Alexander Ward, President

Special Delegate Travel Package


Exclusive 9-Day "EARLY BIRD" Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday 18 March 2017

Departure from London Heathrow to Melbourne with change of aircraft at intermediate city [e.g. Dubai, Hong Kong or Singapore]

Day 3 - Monday 20 March 2017

Morning arrival in Melbourne. Private transfer from airport to the 5-star Langham Melbourne or similar.

14h30 Registration Opens at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

19h30-21h30 Welcome Reception

Day 4 - Tuesday 21 March 2017

09h00-11h00 Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address

11h30-13h00 Contemporaneous Sessions [Corporate & Commercial; Constitutionalism, Human Rights & The Rule of Law; Legal & Judicial; Contemporary Legal Topics. Personal Property Security; Rule of Law & Commercial Principals; Judicial Appointments; Cyber Crime]. 

13h00-14h00 Lunch Break

14h00-17h30 Contemporaneous Sessions [Product Law; Executive Powers; Independence of the Judiciary & Legal Profession; Legal needs of Ageing populations; Money Laundering; Prisoners' Rights; Outsourcing Legal Services; Sport, Regulation & Gambling]

Day 5 - Wednesday 22 March 2107

09h00-10h00 Keynote Address

10h00-10h30 Break

10h30-13h00 Contemporaneous Sessions [Regional Economic Growth; Freedom of Speech; Sedition, Blasphemy & Race Discrimination; Mediation/ADR; Virtual Currency; International Commercial Arbitration; Deat Penalty in teh Commonwealth; Online Technology Assisted Judging; Off-shore Trusts]. 

13h00-14h00 Lunch Break

14h00-17h30 Contemporaneous Sessions [Islamic Finance; Counter Terrorism, Emergency Laws & Human Rights; Ethics of Litigating Civil Cases in the Media; Artifical Intelligence; Contracts & Trust Investments; Migration & Freedom of Movement; Mindful Lawyering, Wellbeing & Stress Management; Regulation of NGOs].

Day 6 - Thursday 23 March 2017

09h00-10h00 Keynote Address

10h00-10h30 Break

10h30-13h00 Contemporaneous Sessions [Land Registration & Mortgage Fraud; Human trafficking & Forced Marriage; International Perspectives on Expert Evidence; Advocacy Masterclass; Corporate Liability issues; Legal Protection ofm Children; Changes to Law Firm Models; Regulating beyond Nation States; 

13h00-14h00 Lunch Break

14h00-17h30 Contemporaneous Sessions [Conflict between indigenous persons & the State; Criminality of Homosexuality; Pro-bono legal services; Regulating Drones; International Construction Contracts; Health Tourism; Legal & Social Education; Climate-Change].

Day 7 - Friday 24 March 2017

09h00-10h00 Keynote Address

10h00-10h30 Break

10h30-12h00 Contemporaneous Sessions [Developing skills for non-financial lawyers; Women & Violence; Education, Ethics & Statutory Regulation]. 

12h00-13h00 Closing Ceremony

Day 8 - Saturday 25 March 2017

Private transfer from hotel to airport to connect with return flight to London [with change of aircraft in Hong Kong, Singapore or Dubai].

Day 9 – Sunday 26 March 2017

Arrival at London Heathrow Airport.

Provisional Price Indication

9-Day Tour Price [per person]

Special EarlyBird Tariff


Price includes: roundtrip economy air travel including prevailing taxes, private roundtrip airport transfers, 5-nights’ accommodation in Melbourne, city map and restaurant recommendations.

NB Prices are based on prevailing tariffs & exchange rates [29.6.2016] and are subject to change and revision until the deposit has been paid. See Bookings & Conditions.

Optional Supplements:

Premium Economy: price on request

Business/Club World & First:   price on request

Double Room for Sole Use: from £699.00

How To Book

Please contact In Style Travel [020 7495 7772] to check availability and make a booking

Deposit Required

£950.00 per person

Preliminary Programme & Registration Fees from:

All monies paid by you for the air holiday package shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9256. For more information, see our booking terms and conditions.