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Property Law Conference

Property Law Conference

Date & TimeFriday 24 August 2018 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 RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

Ever a dynamic field, property law continues its technological and procedural evolution. This informative conference focuses on the latest developments in the changing landscape of property practice.

Register today to obtain valuable insights from our experts to help keep you fully informed of the current, and future, state of property law practice and procedure.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Property Law Conference - Friday 24 Aug
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 8:50 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Keynote Presentation: The Honourable Associate Justice Derham, Supreme Court of Victoria

      In his Keynote Presentation, the Honourable Associate Justice Derham will discuss recent cases and current issues that may impact your property law practice.

      Presenter: Associate Justice Derham

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

      To maintain a successful practice and effectively advise clients, it is essential that a property law practitioner keeps up-to-date in this ever-changing area of law.
      This session will commence with a presentation from Mr William Stark on recent developments in the property law space. Following his presentation, Mr Stark will join a panel of experts to discuss how these developments will impact your practice.

      You will also be given the opportunity to engage in a discussion with the panel.

      Topics:

      • Proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 
      • Proposed changes to the Transfer of Land Act relating to bringing more land under the Act
      • The ongoing controversy about real estate agent’s fees
      • Who is an agent for the purposes of section 32?
      • Sunset clauses in sales off the plan – is legislative reform needed?

      Presenter: William Stark, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Panel:

      • William Stark, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Lily Tell, Principal, Tell Property Law
      • Jonathan Tisher, Tisher Liner FC Law

      Moderator:

      Anne Nielsen, Part-Time Consultant, Russell Kennedy

    • 10:30 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:00 AM GST Withholding at Settlement

      This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the recent amendments to the standard REIV / LIV Contract of Sale of Real Estate.  This will be presented by David Lloyd who is one of the authors of the amendments and an LIV practitioner who participated in the stakeholder consultation meetings convened in relations to these critical reforms.

      Topics:

      • The effect of the measures on the Contract of Sale of Real Estate
      • The applicability of the GST withholding legislation to certain real estate transactions
      • The purchaser’s obligations including enquiries, precautions and penalties
      • The vendor’s position as supplier in the new withholding regime, including responsibilities and exceptions
      • Topical issues that have arisen since 1 July 2018

      A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

      Co-Presenters:

      David Lloyd, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Derry Davine, Consultant Lawyer

    • 12:00 PM The Owners Corporation Act: Essential Updates

      Two experienced presenters will offer essential information to help you when providing advice to clients in this critical area.

      Topics:

      • Liability for repairs to common property
      • Reallocation of lot liability and entitlement
      • Validity of rules
      • Insurance obligations

      A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

      Co-Presenters:

      Simon Libbis, Principal, Subdivision Lawyers

      Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

    • 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
    • 2:00 PM What’s New in Leasing

      Sam Hopper will provide a summary of emerging trends and developments in leasing, including recent key cases and procedural changes.

      Following his presentation, Mr Hopper will join a panel of experts to discuss how these developments and their impact on your clients and practice. You will also be given the opportunity to engage in a discussion with the panel.

      Topics:

      • ipso facto clauses in contracts, particularly concerning leasing

      Presenter: Sam Hopper, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Panel:

      • Sam Hopper, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers
      • Luke Virgona, Barrister, Victorian Bar
    • 3:00 PM e-Conveyancing: The Digital Revolution Continues

      Electronic conveyancing will continue to re-shape and impact the ways property lawyers and conveyancers work. This session will provide an update on the common issues, solutions and the future of this revolutionary transformation.

      • Practical considerations and important transaction dates
      • Solutions to common issues
      • How to deal with non-digital transactions
      • The future of Land Use Victoria
      • What’s coming next

      Presenter: David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers

    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM Risk Management in Property Law

      Risk management is an important consideration for all property lawyers in this session Phillip Nolan, the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee’s risk manager, will highlight key sources of adverse risks for property lawyers and provide the tools for effectively and appropriately managing these risks.

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

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Ever a dynamic field, property law continues its technological and procedural evolution. This informative conference focuses on the latest developments in the changing landscape of property practice.

    There has been much incorporation of technology into property law practice in recent times including the increasing use of e-conveyancing. Contractual and legislative obligations for practitioners, such as critical updates to the Contract of Sale of Real Estate and the new GST withholding obligations for property purchasers and developers, will be discussed.

    Register today to obtain valuable insights from our experts to help keep you fully informed of the current, and future, state of property law practice and procedure.

     

  • Presenters

    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.

    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.

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

    Associate Justice Derham 

    Lily Tell, Principal, Tell Property Law 

    Jonathan Tisher, Tisher Liner FC Law

    David Lloyd, Barrister, Victorian Bar Derry Davine – Consultant Lawyer 

    Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

    Sam Hopper, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers Luke Virgona, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this conference, you will:

    • Benefit from interactive panel discussions and informative presentations
    • Gain insights from a knowledgeable keynote speaker on the current landscape of property law and its connection to consumer law
    • Get an overview of recent case law and procedural advancements in property law, conveyancing and leasing
    • Advance your knowledge in specific areas of change and the evolution in property law and conveyancing
    • Update your risk management knowledge and learn how to implement pre-emptive measures in your practice
    • Network with other property practitioners, sharing concerns, strategies and solutions