Victorian Government Solicitor's Office Monthly Seminar Series

Enforcement strategies - Why not litigate?

Thursday 27 June 2019

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In the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Commissioner Hayne recommended that Australia’s corporate regulator, the Australian Security and Investments Commission, adopt an enforcement approach that takes, as its starting point, the question of whether a court should determine the consequences of a regulatory contravention. 
In this panel discussion, Miriam Holmes, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, will explore enforcement strategies, with particular consideration of those looked at by the Commission, with regulators, Dr. Brendan Tatham (PrimeSafe) and Scott May (Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation) and legal professionals, Andrew Palmer QC and Tien Tran (VGSO). 

Event details

Date Thursday 27 June 2019
Time 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue Theatrette, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
CPD 1 unit, Substantive Law
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About your panel

Miriam Holmes, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Miriam leads the Regulation, Administrative and Disciplinary Law Branch at VGSO responsible for providing a range of legal services to Government clients including advice on professional and occupational registration and licensing matters and conducting various prosecutions on behalf of statutory agencies. Miriam has extensive and broad administrative law experience and has also worked for a number of regulators. 
Dr. Brendan Tatham, Chief Executive Officer, PrimeSafe
Dr Brendan Tatham is the CEO of the meat and seafood safety regulator, PrimeSafe. In this role, Brendan is responsible for administering the regulation of food safety in the red meat, poultry and seafood industries in Victoria, and the delivery of a broad range of strategic food safety issues. Brendan has substantial experience from leadership roles in the public sector, including meat industry research and development, food safety and supply chain security, emergency management and regulatory compliance. He has worked across a range of industries and coordinated at the state level, the management of major incidents including counter terrorism and emergency management in food safety, biosecurity, natural disaster, mining and energy sectors. He has also managed infringement and prosecution services, compliance and enforcement policy and skills development within Government.
Scott May, Director Legal Services and General Counsel, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation 
Scott is responsible for the provision of all legal advice to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, the statutory authority responsible for the regulation of Victoria’s gambling and liquor laws, and oversees the delivery of the Commission’s disciplinary, review and prosecutorial functions. Scott also manages the provision of policy advice and assistance to the Commission, the Commission’s registry and secretariat functions when it sits as a Board or Tribunal, as well as forming part of the Commission’s executive management team. Prior to this, Scott was the Manager of the Legal Services and a Senior Solicitor of the Commission, and prior to that, held various roles at the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner.
Andrew Palmer QC
Andrew primarily practices in the area of government regulation of business, with a particular focus on occupational health and safety. Andrew acts regularly both for the Victorian WorkCover Authority and for corporate defendants in occupational health and safety prosecutions and at VCAT. He also acts for and advises other regulators including the Environment Protection Authority, the Victorian Building Authority, VicRoads and the Local Government Inspectorate. Andrew is the author of various publications and has been committed to develop and deliver in-house training for lawyers, investigators and other regulatory officers.
Tien Tran, Managing Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Tien leads the Compliance, Enforcement and Prosecutions team at VGSO and has expertise in the areas of regulatory prosecutions, criminal law, administrative law and professional regulation. Her team provides a range of legal services including advice on statutory interpretation of criminal law and procedure, rules of evidence and conducting prosecutions. Prior to joining the VGSO, Tien was worked as a prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and Victorian and NSW Office of Public Prosecutions.


Thursday 12:30PM 27 Jun 19 2019