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Co-operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals & TAS

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (AEDT)

Co-operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
BCCM Members   more info Ended $145.00 $6.79 $15.18
Non-Member Co-operative, Mutual and Not-for-profit   more info Ended $195.00 $8.79 $20.38
Legal and Corporate Professionals   more info Ended $350.00 $12.95 $36.30

Event Details

Not to be missed, this unique seminar will answer commonly asked questions such as:

  • what is CNL?
  • what businesses does this legislation apply to?
  • how does it update previous state acts? 

An exciting half-day seminar for legal practitioners, established co-operatives, and groups looking to form co-operative businesses. 

The Co-operatives National Law (CNL) is harmonised co-operatives legislation, which has been progressively introduced by all states and territories except Queensland since 2012.

Australian co-operatives can now take advantage of streamlined administrative and reporting requirements and new fundraising options such as Co-operative Capital Units.

Presented by BCCM Associate Member and experienced co-operative advisors BAL Lawyers, this half day seminar will provide a practical and interactive ‘101’ overview of the Co-operatives National Law, suitable for established co-operatives, lawyers and business consultants, and anyone with an interest in starting or converting to a co-operative. 

Empower your co-operative or your co-operative clients to comply with and reap the benefits of the modernised Co-operatives National Law with this rare seminar.

We hope to see you there!

Total run time: 4 hours, including morning tea and light lunch and time for questions and discussion 

                          9.00 am – 9.30 am: Registration & welcome tea and coffee


                          9.30 am – 11.25 am: Workshop sessions


                          11.25 am – 11.45 am: Morning Tea


                          11.45 am – 1.00 pm: Workshop sessions


                          1.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Light luncheon


Suitable for: co-operative directors, secretaries and managers; lawyers, accountants and other professional business advisors; anyone with an interest in starting or converting to a co-operative

Topics include:

  • Operating the co-operative: how to call and hold meetings, making changes to the rules, when special resolutions and special postal ballots are required, appointing and removing directors, and terminating membership;
  • Roles and responsibilities of members and directors including directors duties, and governance principles;
  • Co-operative securities: shares, debentures and Co-operative Capital Units (and how to offer them); and
  • Winding up the co-operative: voluntary winding up or de-registration by members.


CPD points

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement for all legal practitioners. By attending this seminar, legal practitioners will earn 3 CPD points in Competency Area 4 (Substantive law and procedural law).



Mark Love

Legal Director - Business & Corporate at Bradley Allen Love Lawyers

Mark practices in the area of Business Law and he is a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law. Mark is an experienced commercial lawyer and negotiator. He heads our team of Business and Corporate Lawyers who can assist in all aspects of your business from establishment of day-to-day operations including advising and preparing terms of trade, contracts and other transactional and governance documents. Mark works extensively in the field of corporate duties, including enforcement of duties in the course of insolvency and was for more than 20 years a course developer and facilitator of the AICD “Director Duties and Responsibilities” module.

Mark’s clients include a diverse array of private clients, government agencies, peak industry representative bodies, co-operatives, chartered and CPA accountants, insolvency practitioners, corporate retailers and many others.

Mark’s expertise in commercial law has been recognised by his selection in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers List for "Commercial Law” and “Insolvency and Reorganization Law” for 2014 - 2018. In 2016 and 2017, Mark has been listed in the Doyles Guide list of “Leading Corporate, Commercial & Procurement Lawyers” in the ACT, and in 2017, Mark was also recognised by Doyles Guide in the field of “Corporate Law”.  

Kate Innes  

Director - Business & Corporate at Bradley Allen Love Lawyers

Katie specialises in commercial and business law and she regularly advises a range of private companies and individuals, insolvency practitioners, industry peak bodies, co-operatives, associations and local governments on a broad range of commercial issues. Katie is a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law.

Katie works closely with clients on the establishment and commercialisations of business ventures including the associated corporate governance, business structuring and ownership, Co-operatives National Law requirements and succession planning. Katie's recent focus has been:

  • assisting clients to find the most suitable business structure for their new and existing businesses to increase tax effectiveness and to create a workable succession plan;
  • assisting clients with capital raising to fund business ventures including the offer of shares, debentures, units and convertible notes; and
  • (specifically in relation to co-operative and collaborative business solutions) advising on the establishment process of co-operatives, the requirements of the Rules for a co-operative and advice on governance considerations.

Katie's analytical and problem solving skills enable her to provide practical advice to her clients to achieve commercial resolutions in the best interests of her clients.

Have questions about Co-operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)? Contact Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals & TAS

When & Where

RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (AEDT)

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Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals & TAS

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the national peak body representing the co-operative and mutual models of enterprise. It is the only organisation uniting the entire and diverse range of member owned businesses.

TAS is a leading provider of technology services to Australian companies. TAS delivers the highest levels of availability, compliance and quality of service, through many years of servicing one of the most highly regulated industries – Banking and Finance.

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