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Law Week shows how legal profession can serve community
Law Week shows how legal profession can serve community

 Karin Derkley 09 May 2019

Law Week is as much an opportunity for the legal profession to learn how to better serve the community as it is about educating the community about the legal system...

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Lawyers go to jail to help at-risk kids
Lawyers go to jail to help at-risk kids

 Karin Derkley 07 May 2019

Lawyers are being called on to get locked up for a night along with the LIV CEO Adam Awty and LIV Young Lawyers members at this year's Whitelion Bail Out event...

 

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Legal Services Commissioner cracks down on sexual harassment in firms
Legal Services Commissioner cracks down on sexual harassment in firms

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2019

Law firms can no longer assume they will get away with sexual harassment and bad behaviour towards women...

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May LIJ flipbook
May LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2019

Welcome to the May LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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Time to rethink conveyancing
Time to rethink conveyancing

 Justin Toohey 01 May 2019

Using the profession’s experience to better understand the key drivers of conveyancing claims can provide important learning and help identify areas for improvement in a firm’s systems and resourcing...

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Section 32 statements: the basics
Section 32 statements: the basics

 Heather Hibberd and Phillip Nolan 01 May 2019

It takes practice, underpinned by sound risk management, to complete a satisfactory section 32 statement. What practitioners often get wrong – and how to avoid it.

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Taxing times in conveyancing
Taxing times in conveyancing

 Heather Hibberd and Phillip Nolan 01 May 2019

All conveyancing practitioners need to have a basic understanding of tax issues to at least alert clients there may be a problem and send them off for more expert advice...

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The perils of pre-contract advice
The perils of pre-contract advice

 Stephen Bubb 01 May 2019

Claims are often made against solicitors for inadequate pre-purchase advice. Some common causes of these claims and the decision of the Supreme Court of the ACT in McLennan are considered...

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How to avoid the traps
How to avoid the traps

 Caroline Dew 01 May 2019

Practitioners play a crucial role when acting for the buyers of land. No transaction is the same, and practitioners need to be aware of where things can go wrong...

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Off the plan: managing the risks
Off the plan: managing the risks

 Matthew Rose 01 May 2019

Claims against conveyancing practitioners highlight particular risks when acting for vendors or purchasers in off-the-plan transactions. Clear instructions about what clients think they are buying are needed before giving advice...

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E-conveyancing can be e-fficient
E-conveyancing can be e-fficient

 Heather Hibberd 01 May 2019

Four practitioners from different sized and structured firms tell how they have adapted to the electronic conveyancing system. The firms all joined the first and, at the time, only electronic lodgement network operator, PEXA, at different times in the past five years...
 

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Common questions for PEXA
Common questions for PEXA

 Lisa Dowie 01 May 2019

You don’t need to wait for funds to clear to consider the settlement finalised...

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The value of conveyancing
The value of conveyancing

 Heather Hibberd 01 May 2019

Many conveyancing claims against solicitors are rooted in the business strategy of the law firm. This is often led by the perception that clients will not pay for more robust service....

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When the stake is at stake
When the stake is at stake

 Hilary Stokes 01 May 2019

Good systems and checklists to ensure compliance with the procedural aspects of conveyancing are important preventative aspects of risk management. Stake-holding is a good example of when difficult situations may arise...

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Road blocks on the path to settlement
Road blocks on the path to settlement

 Simon Libbis and Dan Prior 01 May 2019

Conveyancing can be an onerous task. Since 2016 it has become more so with the move to PEXA. By Simon Libbis and Dan Prior...

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