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Property Law Conference

Property Law Conference

Date & TimeFriday 25 August 2017 8.30am–5pm
Format Conference
Price

Member

$630.00

Non-Member

$750.00

CPD Units 6
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

The legal services landscape is changing at a record pace, and nowhere is that more true than in the area of property law.

With e-conveyancing becoming the new norm, technology competency being expected of lawyers, and upcoming changes to key forms such as the Contract of Sale of Real Estate, it’s never been a more dynamic time to be a property lawyer.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Property Law Conference - Friday 25 Aug
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 8:55 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Keynote Presentation – The Honourable Justice Riordan

      In his keynote presentation, the Honourable Justice Riordan will discuss recent important cases and current issues you should be aware of that may impact your property law practice.

      Presenter: The Honourable Justice Riordan, Supreme Court of Victoria

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      Prior to being appointed to the bench, Justice Riordan practised in commercial litigation for 39 years, including corporations, equity, property law, insurance, professional negligence and trade practices. He was a member of the Victorian Bar Council from 1995–2009 and has served as Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council and President of the Australian Bar Association. In 1979 Justice Riordan won the Victorian Solicitors’ Prize. Within the LIV he has served on the Ethics, Interprofessional Partnerships and Litigious Costs Committees. His writing on substantive law, professional practice, alternative dispute resolution, ethics, commercial litigation and many other topics has been published widely.

    • 9:30 AM What’s New in Property Law?

      Adapting to and embracing change is more essential now in property practice than ever before.  In order to maintain a successful practice and properly advise clients, you must be aware of all the ways in which property law is evolving.

      During the first part of this session, you will hear a presentation from barrister William Stark on recent developments in property law. Following his seminar, he will join a panel of experts to discuss the updates and what they mean for your clients and your practice. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion around each of the key areas. 

      Topics covered will include:

      • recent Court of Appeal decisions, including Lo v Russell and Bisognin v Hera Project Pty Ltd
      • updates to the Contract of Sale of Real Estate. 

      Presenter: William Stark, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Panellists:

      • William Stark, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Lily Tell, Principal, Tell Property Law
      • Anne Nielsen, Part-Time Consultant, Russell Kennedy
    • 10:30 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:00 AM Leasing Update

      What are some of the emerging trends in leasing, and how might they impact you? Highly experience barrister Robert Hay QC will provide you an essential leasing update, including recent cases and trends to look out for.

      Presenter: Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    • 12:00 PM Electronic Everything: Moving to a digital world 

      The move toward a completely digital world has never been closer, and technology is significantly impacting property law practice. In this session, our expert presenters will cover the key digital changes that are coming, what they mean for your practice and how you can prepare.

      Our panellists will speak on their respective topics for 10 minutes each. They will then host a half hour discussion to provide some practical guidance on how you can prepare your practice, as well as look at some of the risks and pitfalls.

      The three topics for discussion are:

      1. The legal framework
      2. Duties Online
      3. Land Victoria Digital Transformation.

      Panellists:

      • Simon Libbis, LIV Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Principal, Subdivision Lawyers
      • Brihony Boan, Partner, Gadens

      Moderator: David McKenzie, LIV Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Principal, David J McKenzie Lawyers

    • 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
    • 2:00 PM Off-the-Plan and Owners Corporations

      Off-the-plan contracts and issues in owners corporations come up often in property law practice. In this session, owners corporation expert Tim Graham will give an overview of this key topic, including recent developments and case law in the areas of common property and water damage. 

      Presenter: Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

    • 3:00 PM Issues in Owner Builder Contracts

      Offering an essential refresher on owner builder contracts, this session will provide you with the practical knowledge and tools you need to advise your clients in this area.

      Presenter: Kim Lovegrove, Senior Lawyer, Lovegrove and Cotton Construction and Planning Lawyers

    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM Risk Management: Caveats

      The LPLC regularly receives claims involving caveats. Some claims are notified where a client alleges they were not properly advised. Claims have also arisen where the practitioner did not check the title(s) or lodged a caveat without reasonable cause. In this session, Phillip Nolan from the LPLC will consider caveat claims data, causes of claims and provide tips on avoiding a claim to ensure you know what to look out for in your practice.  

      Presenter: Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee

Further Details

  • Full Description

    The legal services landscape is changing at a record pace, and nowhere is that more true than in the area of property law.

    With e-conveyancing becoming the new norm, technology competency being expected of lawyers, and changes to key forms such as the Contract of Sale of Real Estate, it’s never been a more dynamic time to be a property lawyer.

    This conference will prepare you for the new face of property law practice in 2017 and beyond. Featuring a line-up of exceptional speakers, including a keynote from the Honourable Justice Riordan of the Supreme Court, this program is designed to cover critical developments in property law and arm you with the tools you need to succeed.

    Register for the 2017 Property Law Conference to obtain the latest insights from experts in their fields, discover new information that will benefit your property law practice and network with other lawyers in your area.

  • Presenters

    Keynote Presenter – The Honourable Justice Riordan, Supreme Court of Victoria

    William Stark, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    William handles interlocutory, trial and appellate advocacy, pleadings and opinion work in the Supreme, Federal and County Court in a broad range of commercial disputes in the areas of property (especially mortgage-related property), retail leasing, contracts, corporations law and insolvency. He is currently involved in a number of ongoing disputes between developers about property developments in and around Melbourne, including in Cranbourne, Hampton Park and Preston. He has also acted in a number of complex family law property disputes, disputes over the ownership of farming land and disputes about the ownership of estate land.

    Lily Tell, Principal, Tell Property Law

    Lily’s practice concentrates on commercial property law and she has acted in some of the landmark property transactions in Australia. Lily is an expert in major property acquisitions and disposals, property development and major leasing transactions. After being a partner in one of Australia’s major real estate legal practices, she established Tell Property Law in 2014.

    Anne Nielsen, Part-Time Consultant, Russell Kennedy

    Anne joined Russell Kennedy in 2000 and retired from full-time work on 31 January 2015. She continues to work part time for Russell Kennedy as a consultant. After commencing work at Maddocks in 1990, Anne practised almost exclusively in local government property work. A large part of her work involved subdivisions, compulsory acquisitions and advising on roads and reserves, as well as commercial and general conveyancing. She is a former chair and current member of the LIV’s Property Law Committee.

    Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    David McKenzie, LIV Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Principal, David J McKenzie Lawyers 

    Simon Libbis, LIV Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Principal, Subdivision Lawyers

    Brihony Boan, Partner, Gadens

    Brihony is a partner in the Property, Construction and Planning Team at Gadens in Melbourne, focusing on property development and distressed property sales. Her practice has focused on mixed use "off-the-plan" developments, vacant land subdivisions and distressed asset sales of property. She has also acted on a number of significant property acquisitions and disposals. Brihony has worked with a broad range of clients including a range of institutional and private property developers, corporate advisory clients and lending institutions. She has also acted for clients on general property matters including sales and acquisitions, and retail leasing.

    Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

    Kim Lovegrove, Senior Lawyer, Lovegrove and Cotton Construction and Planning Lawyers

    Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee

    Phillip joined the LPLC in February 2013 and was formerly a principal at SBA Law. He is a member of the Property Law Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee at the LIV. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where he lectures on property law to postgraduates in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. On 18 November 2011 he received the Law Institute of Victoria Certificate of Service Award.

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this conference, you will:

    • benefit from a blend of seminars and highly interactive and practical panel discussions
    • receive insights from Justice Riordan on the current landscape of property law
    • get an overview of recent case law in property matters and what that means for you
    • gain a greater understanding of the leasing, owners corporations and owner builder contracts
    • advance your knowledge of the digital transformation currently being implemented in property law
    • learn the key risk management issues you should be aware of and how you can overcome them
    • be empowered with actionable takeaways that you can immediately implement in your daily practice.