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2020 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream

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2020 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream

Date & TimeTBC
Format Intensive
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

Intensive theme: Navigating the Intricacies

This event is now running as a Webinar only. Access information will be sent to all registrants in advance of the Webinar.

The new LIV intensive format includes dedicated sessions to bolster your core knowledge across the property law spectrum, as well as interactive sessions that provide opportunities to collaboratively formulate solutions to multi-faceted substantive law and ethical-based scenarios with succession and family law practitioners.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • 2020 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream - Friday 20 Mar
    • 8:30 AM Registration
    • 9:00 AM Opening & Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Commercial & Retail Leasing: An Audience with the Experts

      Opening the Intensive day with an engaging discussion, our ever-popular Leasing Committee experts will provide you with the latest updates in relation to commercial and retail leasing, leaving you fully equipped to best advise your clients in relation to these often-complex transactions.

      Topics covered include:

      • The impending Retail Leases amendment legislation
      • Re-categorisation of premises

      Moderator: Malwina Peacock

      Panellists:

      • Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Luke Virgona, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 10:05 AM Planning for Practice Success, Sustainability & Succession

      Am I succession ready?  Who will buy my practice? What are my options?  What are my obligations?  These are many of the questions facing legal practitioners as they consider their exit from professional practice.  This session will explore how establishing and maintaining appropriate practice management systems will support contingency planning and succession planning. 

      The presenters will explore your statutory, contractual and housekeeping options and guide your through issues including:

      • Exit options – implementation and timing
      • Contingency planning – dealing with the unexpected
      • File ownership, retention & destruction
      • Closing trust accounts
      • Client notification

      Presenters:

      • Peter Docherty, Head of Professional Standards and Quality Assurance, Compliance, Law Institute of Victoria
      • Simon Libbis, Consultant, Prior Law
      • Stephen Bubb, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC)

      Compliance Area: Practice Management & Business Skills

    • 10:45 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:15 AM Digging Deeper into the LIV / REIV Contract of Sale of Land

      As the pre-eminent and most-widely used Contract of Sale of Land in Victoria, it is essential that property law practitioners are across the changes to format and structure that have been introduced with this comprehensive update. These include obligations on the parties to the contract to act in a timely manner and cooperate throughout the transaction. But what options do a practitioner and their client/s have when it all goes pear-shaped?

      In addition to an in-depth analysis of the new contract from one of its drafters, this session will extend your base of knowledge by exploring and considering breaches and remedies available to aggrieved parties.

      Presenters:

      • David Lloyd, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • William Rimmer, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Practice Management & Business Skills

    • 12:15 PM Lunch
    • 1:00 PM Dealing with a Deceased Estate – Balancing Property & Succession Law Considerations

      When a deceased estate includes a prestigious property as its sole asset of any substantial financial value, and the beneficiaries of the sale are estranged siblings, how would you as the deceased’s long-time legal practitioner balance the numerous property and succession law – related considerations at play, and avoid landing yourself in a legal drama of epic proportions?

      This interactive session will bring property and succession law practitioners together to address the issues at play, and formulate solutions to some challenging questions posed by the experienced session moderators.

      Presenters:

      • Peter Lowenstern, LIV PELS Executive Committee Member
      • Elizabeth A. Michael, Principal, City Pacific Lawyers

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law / Professional Skills

    • 2:00 PM Break
    • 2:10 PM Disputes & Deliberations: Recent case law on the sale and possession of real property

      Changes to Off the Plan Contracts of Sale

      Buying off the plan is a common occurrence in Victoria and comes with its own set of unique risks and issues for all parties involved. Whenever there is a change to a property after a contract has been entered both parties have to negotiate the maze of materiality of the change and often need to consider potential contractual breaches or misleading and deceptive conduct. The consequences of being wrong are significant and remedies include forfeiture and return of the deposit as well as payment of damages.

      In this session, our expert presenters will take a look at sections 9AA to 10 of the Sale of Land Act which deal with these matters, and the practical implications for both purchasers and vendors in light of the recent case of Harris v K7@Surrey Hills Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 551.

      Presenters:

      • David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers
      • Kieren Mihaly, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 3:10 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 3:40 PM Ethics in Family, Property & Succession Law Practice

      The LIV’s Special Counsel Ethics will facilitate a highly interactive workshop discussion with conference attendees addressing a selection of challenging ethical issues arising in daily Property, Family, and Succession legal practice.  Topics for discussion will include recent examples including a solicitor’s paramount duty to the court and administration of justice, inadvertent disclosure of confidential material, confidentiality, and conflict of interest. 

      Presenter: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Ethics and Professional Practice Department, Law Institute of Victoria

      Compliance Area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    • 4:40 PM Close & Networking Drinks
      Following the close of the conference at 4.40pm, attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary drinks until 5.30pm.

Further Details

  • Full Description


    *Exempt from the Early Bird offer are CLC, YL and Accredited Specialist members. The registration fee for these membership categories is $472.50.

    Prospering as a property law practitioner requires a lawyer to be across a diverse range of legislation, case law, documentation and systems. At the detail level, it is crucial to be across the latest developments in commercial and retail leasing and contracts of sale of land. But you also need to ensure that you don’t lose sight of bigger-picture considerations such as the interplay of property-related legal issues with other areas of practice, and the importance of safeguarding the overall success and sustainability of your firm.

    The new intensive format includes dedicated sessions to bolster core knowledge across the property law spectrum, as well as interactive sessions that provide you with opportunities to collaboratively formulate solutions to multi-faceted substantive law and ethical-based scenarios with practitioners from other related areas of law.

    Topics covered include:

    • Panel discussion on the latest in commercial and retail leasing
    • Planning for practice success, sustainability and succession
    • A deep dive into the new Contract of Sale of Land, incorporating breaches and remedies
    • Dealing with a deceased estate – balancing property and succession law considerations
    • An analysis of recent case law on the sale and possession of real property

    Following the close of the conference at 4.40pm, attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary drinks until 5.30pm.


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  • Presenters


    Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Luke Virgona, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers

    Peter Docherty, Head of Professional Standards and Quality Assurance, Compliance, Law Institute of Victoria

    Simon Libbis, Consultant, Prior Law

    Stephen Bubb, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC)

    David Lloyd, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    William Rimmer, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Peter Lowenstern, LIV PELS Executive Committee Member

    Elizabeth A. Michael, Principal, City Pacific Lawyers

    David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers

    Kieren Mihaly, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Ethics and Professional Practice Department, Law Institute of Victoria

     

  • Covid-19

    LIV's Approach to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

    As this is an evolving situation, please see the latest updates from the LIV here.

    Remote (Webinar) access to CPD

    In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have put in place precautionary measures to keep our members and staff safe. As we all make sense of the changing situation, the LIV is guided by two priorities: ensuring safety and health while minimising disruption to our learners. 

    To the end of March, we will be offering our CPD activities remotely, working with all our presenters to minimise the impact on the learning experience.  We will seek to maintain the full schedule of activities and we will continue to monitor the situation and update you on an ongoing basis. 

    Recognising the end of the CPD year is looming our CPD program will now run in Webinar format. In addition, the LIV has a range of Education videos that you are able to access. New titles will continue to be added over the coming weeks.  If you have any questions regarding existing or future registrations for LIV CPD activities, please call  9607 9311  or email register@liv.asn.au.

    Information from the VLSB

    In these special circumstances, the Victorian Legal Services Board (VLSB) understands that solicitors may need to complete more than 5 of their CPD units through private study of audio/visual material. This means that for the 2019-20 CPD year only, the VLSB will not be enforcing the 5-unit cap on private study of audio/visual material as set out in the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 (CPD rules). 

    Details to note:

    • The audio/visual material used for private study must be specifically designed for the purpose of updating a solicitor’s knowledge and/or skills relevant to his/her practice (CPD rule 8.2). 
    • Solicitors are already permitted to complete an unlimited number of units of ‘web-based programming’ under the CPD rules. Web-based programming is different to private study of audio/visual material because it takes place in real time or involves an interactive element such as a discussion group.

    Please also refer to Rules and our website for further information about CPD requirements.