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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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Legacy of compassion
Legacy of compassion

 VLRC 01 May 2019

The Hon Philip Cummins’ tireless contribution to modernising Victorian law will have a lasting impact...

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Nomination and the ACL
Nomination and the ACL

 Russell Cocks 01 May 2019

Is the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) relevant to the contractual right to nominate...

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Taking the elderly into account
Taking the elderly into account

 Faith Hawthorne is manager and principal lawyer, seniors law, Justice Connect, and Stephanie Tonkin is head of community programs, Justice Connect. 01 May 2019

How to ensure older, lonely people age according to their wishes...

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Application for Consent Orders
Application for Consent Orders

 LIV Media 09 Apr 2019

An extended grace period has been in place for filing applications for consent orders, due to changes required to the form as a result of the Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018 and Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018...

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Law Institute of Victoria responds to informer disclosures
Law Institute of Victoria responds to informer disclosures

 LIV Media 03 Dec 2018

The LIV is extremely concerned by disclosures that a legal professional acted as a police informer against clients during the gangland wars...

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How to nurture the leaders of tomorrow
How to nurture the leaders of tomorrow

 Dr Michael McNamara 03 Dec 2018

Supervision, profession-wide, is sub-par and many junior lawyers are not receiving appropriate training and support...

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Personas: A design thinking tool for firms
Personas: A design thinking tool for firms

 Judith Bennett 03 Dec 2018

The users of law firms’ services and products are central to finding solutions...

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Regulators mount up
Regulators mount up

 Tasman Fleming 01 Nov 2018

Real estate agents are subject to sanctions for breaches of trust account provisions and for practising as an agent without a licence...

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Be secure when advising lenders
Be secure when advising lenders

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Nov 2018

Making assumptions about your retainer with longstanding lender clients is risky...

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Solicitors’ possessory lien
Solicitors’ possessory lien

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Oct 2018

Is a former solicitor obliged to deliver the client’s documents to a new solicitor prior to payment of the former solicitor’s outstanding costs...

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Money for nothing
Money for nothing

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Oct 2018

The notion that lawyers can charge for work not performed may need some rethinking... 

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Are forceful mediators effective?
Are forceful mediators effective?

 Jonathan Kaplan 01 Oct 2018

Rather than seeking out a robust mediator it’s probably of greater benefit to find a mediator with good people skills...

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Beyond the legal profession
Beyond the legal profession

 Zoe Chan 01 Oct 2018

Building disputes often need expert help...

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Reduce the risk of a complaint
Reduce the risk of a complaint

 Maggie McNamara 01 Oct 2018

Complaints to the regulator reveal a lot about the challenges for family lawyers... 

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