Free online learning while working from home

18 September, 2020

Looking for some free online learning options while working from home? Here’s a couple you might like to consider. Legal research at the Law Library The Law Library of Victoria has two free online courses for Victorian legal practitioners to help brush up on your case law and legislation research skills. You can access the […]

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New VLSB+C eConveyancing guide – 3 things you need to know

27 August, 2020

Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner recently published a guide: E-Conveyancing: Regulatory Guidelines The guide contains the regulator’s expectations of practitioners conducting electronic conveyancing. Practitioners may need to make changes to their current conveyancing practices in light of the regulator’s expectations. In this article we have highlighted three of important areas covered by the guide […]

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Urgent steps for moving to remote working

5 August, 2020

Compliance with Stage 4 COVID-19 business restrictions announced by the Victorian Government on 3 August requires law firms in the Melbourne metropolitan area to close their offices from midnight on 5 August 2020 and work from home.  Victorian Government Stage 4 Restrictions – Guide for Business Stage 4 Restrictions – Law institute of Victoria FAQ’s […]

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Could you pick a scam email? -take the quiz

21 July, 2020

We all know by now that practitioners and firms are targets for email fraud. An increasing flow of cyber claims coming to us though tell us that not everyone is good at picking the difference between a legitimate email and one from a scammer. It gets harder as cyber criminals become more and more sophisticated.  […]

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GST withholding key date looming – what you need to know

18 June, 2020

Certain contracts entered into before 1 July 2018 that settle after 1 July 2020 will be subject to GST withholding requirements. With this crucial date close by practitioners need to remember to consider GST withholding for these older contracts.   LPLC receives regular enquiries from practitioners about the GST withholding regime, so here are some […]

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