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Property Law Intensive

Property Law Intensive

Date & TimeFriday 22 March 2019 9am–5pm
Format Conference
Price

Member

$630.00

Non-Member

$750.00

CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne View Map

It can be a challenge to keep abreast of the continually changing landscape of property law. This annual conference will shed clarity on key developments and recent updates, while providing CPD units in each of the key compliance areas.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Property Law Intensive - Friday 22 Mar
    • 8:30 AM Registration
    • 8:55 AM Opening and Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Current Issues in Property Law

      The property law space has undergone a significant evolution in recent times, and this will only continue in 2019 and beyond. In this session, property and technology guru David McKenzie will take you through some of the most relevant topics to practitioners in this area.

      Topics will include:

      • Contract of Sale of Real Estate nomination or assignment
      • Providing advice on vendor statements and Contracts of Sale
      • PEXA protocols and problem solving

      Speaker:  David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers

    • 10:00 AM Morning Tea
    • 10:30 AM Easements and Restrictive Covenants in Victorian Property Transactions

      In this session, barrister Matthew Townsend will provide an overview of the avenues available for creating, enforcing and modifying easements and restrictive covenants in Victoria, along with a summary of recent developments in case law and procedure.

      Speaker: Matthew Townsend, Victorian Bar
    • 11:30 AM The Combustible Cladding Controversy

      One of the most publicised issues in apartment and shared-housing development in recent history is combustible cladding. Adjunct Lecturer of Law Megan Thorburn will take you through the history of this controversy, outlining government responses at state and federal levels, and providing guidance on how to best advise clients faced with rectification orders.

      Topics will include:

      • What is combustible cladding?
      • A brief history of how the issue came to prominence
      • The Commonwealth response to combustible cladding
      • The Victorian Cladding Taskforce and the Victorian Building Authority state-wide building audit
      • The Victorian legislative response: recent amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic) and Local Government Act 1989 (Vic)
      • Responding to show cause notices and rectification orders
      • What are Cladding Rectification Agreements?
      • A litigation update including proposed class actions

      Speaker: Megan Thorburn, Adjunct Lecturer, College of Law

    • 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
    • 1:30 PM Negotiating the Property Taxation Landscape

      This session will provide an overview of some of the significant developments impacting the property sector during 2018, including the ATO’s latest draft guidance on the income tax implications of property development arrangements, legislative proposal to deny deductions relating to holding vacant land, and ALP policy announcements relating to negative gearing and CGT.

      Speaker: Julian Cheng, Partner, Tax Consulting, Pitcher Partners

    • 2:30 PM What’s New in Commercial and Retail Leasing

      In this session, an engaging and knowledgeable panel of experts, including Robert Hay QC of Counsel and experienced solicitors from the commercial and retail leasing sectors, will discuss the most prominent developments in commercial and retail leasing.

      Topics will include:

      • Non-retail leases to retail leases and permitted usage
      • The most common issues that arise in leasing matters before Victorian courts

      Moderator: Malwina Peacock, Senior Counsel, Vicinity Centres

      Panel Members:

      • Robert Hay QC
      • Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers
    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM Protecting Your Firm: Cyber security, insurance and risk management

      Is your firm adequately protected if something goes wrong with your systems and electronic property transactions? How would you protect yourself and your staff from a resultant liability claim? In an informative and essential conclusion to this event, hear from a respected insurance expert about options available to firms to protect against these sorts of circumstances, and an experienced practitioner, who will take you through real-world scenarios and solutions. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the co-presenters.

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

      Presenters:

      Professor Alan Manning, Managing Director, LMI Group
      Cameron Oxley, Partner, MinterEllison

       

    • 5:00 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description


    It can be a challenge to keep abreast of the continually changing landscape of property law. This annual conference will shed clarity on key developments and recent updates, while providing CPD units in each of the key compliance areas.

    Main topics:

    • Comprehensive property practice case law and legislative update
    • How easements and restrictive covenants in Victorian property transactions have been influenced by the implementation of electronic conveyancing
    • The combustible cladding controversy: How it has been addressed in the property and building industries and the potential impact on the interests of you your clients
    • What’s new in commercial and retail leasing
    • Negotiating the complexities of the property taxation landscape
    • Cyber security and risk management advice

     

  • Presenters


    David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers

    Julian Cheng, Partner, Tax Consulting, Pitcher Partners

    Malwina Peacock, Senior Counsel, Vicinity Centres

    Robert Hay QC

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers 

    Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 

    Professor Alan Manning, Managing Director, LMI Group

    Cameron Oxley, Partner, MinterEllison

     

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Prepare your property practice for 2019 in accordance with the latest developments in property law and leasing
    • Enhance your knowledge of current property law matters and further develop essential skills to become a more skilful advisor to your clients
    • Improve your responsiveness to risks that may arise during property and leasing matters