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Property Law Conference – Stream 1

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Property Law Conference – Stream 1

Date & TimeTBC
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

Stream 1 – Legislation, Taxation and Contracts: The essential updates

Learn of critical contract of sale, legislation and state taxation updates, or deep-dive into the evolving landscape of planning and property development. Enjoy the flexibility of the LIV’s 2019 Property Law Conference, and still benefit from the core sessions that make this the premier property law event on the CPD calendar.

Register for Stream 1 on this page, or visit the Planning, Permits and Property Development: Increasing your awareness page for details on Stream 2 and to register.

All conference attendees will receive a booklet with material from both streams.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Property Law Conference - Friday 23 Aug
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 9:00 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Keynote Presentation – Kevin O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Land Registry Services

      As the firm operating a 40-year concession by the Victorian State Government for the commercial operations of Victoria’s land registry functions and transactions, the VLRS will be striving to gain the support and confidence of practitioners working within property law. Mr O’Callaghan will cover the organisational structure of VLRS, the Australian property law landscape, and key challenges that will be faced within Victoria. This session will also incorporate an opportunity for audience questions.

      Presenter: Kevin O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Land Registry Services

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 9:30 AM Case Law Update

      Keeping abreast of the Courts’ responses and positions in relation to areas of contention in property law practice is vital to any property law practice, whether from a knowledge-based or risk management perspective. In this informative session, our speaker will take you through the key case law developments you need to know about and what they mean for your practice. Practitioners will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of this session.

      Presenter: Daniel Harrison, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 10:20 AM Morning Tea
    • 10:45 AM The New LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land

      The LIV/REIV contract is the pre-eminent and most widely used Contract of Sale of Land in Victoria. The 2019 version is entirely re-written, with new features and a redesigned layout. The authors of the new Contract are long standing members of the LIV Property Law Committee and will highlight the significant changes to the Contract in the session so that practitioners are aware of the key updates.

      Presenter: David Lloyd, Barrister

      Supporting Presenters:

      • Murray McCutcheon, OAM
      • Robert Bradley, Principal, Aitken Partners

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 10:45 AM A World Without Paper: Electronic conveyancing in 2019 and beyond

      The key date of 1 August 2019 is upon us, with all property transactions required to be lodged electronically from this date (with very little exception).

      In this highly informative and practical session, our speakers will take practitioners through the key matters you need to know the mandating of electronic conveyancing from August 2019, including the consolidation of forms and changed caveator consent requirements. The session will also include a short demonstration from PEXA on how dealings are to be completed and lodged online.

      The session will conclude with a Q&A with our expert speakers. Practitioners are encouraged to come armed with questions.

      Presenters:

      • Richard Jefferson, Executive Director, Land Registry Services, Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
      • Jonathan Teh, Executive Manager, Practitioner Services, PEXA

      Compliance Area: Professional Skills

    • 11:45 AM Ethics in Practice: A property hypothetical

      In an innovative ethics and professional practice learning experience, Donna Cooper, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support and Michael Dolan, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Ethics Special Counsel, in conjunction with subject matter experts in property law and legal technology, will facilitate discussion of a hypothetical case study based around common ethical and information integrity considerations for property lawyers.

      Be ready to consider scenarios, challenge your processes, and contribute your solutions!

      Moderators:

      • David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers, Chair, Law Institute of Victoria Property and Environmental Law Section (PELS)
      • Simon Libbis, Principal, Subdivision Lawyers

      Presenters:

      • Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practice Support, Law Institute of Victoria
      • Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

      Compliance Area(s): Practice Management & Business Skills / Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    • 12:45 PM Networking Lunch
    • 1:45 PM Stream 1: Legislation and Contract Update – Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019

      Amendments to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) have recently come into force. Julie Barkla, Partner, Wisewould Mahony will take an in-depth look at the key changes and consider their impact on the REIV/LIV co-branded Contract of Sale of Real Estate.

      Presenter: Julie Barkla, Partner, Wisewould Mahony

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 2:30 PM Stream 1: SRO and State Taxes Update

      This session will provide an essential update from the State Revenue Office covering key issues including:

      • The Complex Assessment procedure mandate (1 August 2019), including how to deal with an altered settlement date
      • Partition Agreements & NICO’s
      • Duties Online, including how to deal with transactions that fall outside the Duties Online framework.


      Presenters:

      • Scott Leggo, Principal Customer Education Consultant, State Revenue Office
      • Shev Whellens,Principal Customer Education Consultant, State Revenue Office

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 3:15 PM Stream 1: Your Questions Answered – Q&A with our Speakers

      Take the opportunity to have your questions answered in this interactive Q&A with our presenters, Julie Barkla, Partner, Wisewould Mahony and a representative from the State Revenue Office.

      Presenter: Julie Barkla, Partner, Wisewould Mahony

    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM The Latest and Greatest in Commercial and Retail Leasing

      What are some of the emerging trends in retail leasing and how will they impact your practice? Leasing expert and esteemed Queen’s Counsel Robert Hay QC and up-and-coming member of Counsel Amy Hando will summarise emerging trends and developments in leasing, including recent key cases and procedural pitfalls to avoid.

      Following this presentation, Mr Hay QC will join Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers and Amy Hando of the Victorian Bar for a panel discussion on recent case law.

      Presenter:

      • Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Amy Hando, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Panellists:

      • Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers
      • Amy Hando, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 5:00 PM Conference Close & Networking Drinks

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Conference Theme – Responding to Risk and Limiting Liability: Preparing your practice for optimum outcomes

    Property law, planning law, and commercial leasing continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace.

    Featuring respected and knowledgeable speakers and panellists, our flagship property law event for 2019 provides you with the necessary knowledge and tools to help your property practice forge ahead and achieve optimum outcomes for your clients.

    Choose between the following streams: Legislation, Taxation and Contracts: The essential updates or Planning Permits and Property Development: Increasing your awareness.

    All conference attendees will receive a booklet with material from both streams.

    Follow an enlightening day of learning with complimentary drinks and canapes from 5 to 6 pm.

     

  • Presenters


    Kevin O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Land Registry Services

    Daniel Harrison, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    David Lloyd, Barrister

    Richard Jefferson, Executive Director, Land Registry Services, Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

    Jonathan Teh, Executive Manager, Practitioner Services, PEXA

    David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers, Chair, Law Institute of Victoria Property and Environmental Law Section (PELS)

    Julie Barkla, Partner, Wisewould Mahony

    Scott Leggo, Principal Customer Education Consultant, State Revenue Office

    Shev Whellens, Principal Customer Education Consultant, State Revenue Office

    Fiona Lewis, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison

    Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers

    Amy Hando, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     


  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this conference, you will:

    • Interpret critical developments in property law to minimise risk and achieve optimum outcomes for your clients
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the electronic lodgement process
    • Examine specific areas of change and evolution in leasing, sale and state taxes or planning and property development
    • Recognise situations giving rise to dilemmas pertaining to ethics and information integrity and resolve those situations in a professional manner while being responsive to needs of the client, the legal system and community