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Property Law Conference – Stream 2

Property Law Conference – Stream 2

Date & TimeFriday 23 August 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

Stream 2 – Planning, Permits and Property Development: Increasing your awareness

Exclusive offer for LIV Members* – Book before 18 July 2019 to receive a 20% off Early Bird discount!

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 2 on this page, or visit the Legislation, Taxation and Contracts: The essential updates page for details on Stream 1 and to register.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Property Law Conference – Stream 2 - 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 What’s New in Property Law?

      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: TBC

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 10:20 AM Morning Tea
    • 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, the LIV's manager of Ethics and Professional Practice, 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!

      Moderator: Mette Aiken-Petersen, Manager of Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

      Panellists: To be confirmed

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

    • 12:45 PM Networking Lunch
    • 1:30 PM Stream 2: Planning & Development Update

      Are you across the developments in planning that have occurred over the last 12 months? In this informative session, Matthew Townsend of the Victorian Bar will cover recent developments arising out of VCAT’s Planning and Environment List with an in-depth look at the most important and interesting Red Dot decisions which have been handed down in the last 12 months.

      Presenter: Matthew Townsend, Barrister Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 2:15 PM Stream 2: Towering Troubles – What To Do About Combustible Cladding (and Other Non-Compliant Building Products)

      As combustible cladding continues to dominate headlines around the country, it's vital that legal practitioners remain abreast of this evolving area of concern for developers, builders, residents, and the lawyers who advise them.

      Topics will include:

      • Lacrosse Tower – and the impact of VCAT's recent ruling
      • The Regulatory response – what's now and what's next?
      • Practical and legal implications for property industry participants – what can you do to effectively manage legal and commercial risk

      Presenter: St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 3:00 PM Stream 2: Embedded Networks – How to Advise on Behind the Meter Supply

      Embedded electricity networks have been under increased scrutiny from regulators and rule makers in recent years, notwithstanding that they are subject to full retail contestability in Victoria. This session will look at how embedded networks are regulated in Victoria, key documents required by clients for behind the meter supply, and upcoming reforms. It will also look at the practical options available to clients for managing embedded networks in an increasingly complex regulatory regime.

      Presenter: Fiona Lewis, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison

    • 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? Highly experienced barrister, Mr Robert Hay QC, 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

      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. Regardless of which stream you select, you will receive an attendee booklet with material from both streams at the conference.

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


    *All LIV Members who register before 11.59pm on 18 July 2019 will receive 20% off the full registration price of $630, except CLC members. CLC members receive a 25% off most LIV CPD events, including this event, regardless of when they register.

  • Presenters


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

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

    Jonathan Teh, Executive Manager, Practitioner Services, PEXA

    Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers

    Amy Hando, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Matthew Townsend, Barrister Victorian Bar

    St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer

    Fiona Lewis, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison


  • 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