Litigate well – prepare early

10 October, 2019

Effective litigation practitioners prepare well and prepare early. A recent judgement in the Supreme Court of Victoria reinforced this message when an application for adjournment of a trial date was met with an indemnity cost order against the solicitors seeking the adjournment. In Kinghorn v City of Kingston [2019] VSC 240 the plaintiff, through her […]

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Free Resources for legal research

3 October, 2019

Lawyers are obliged to know the law and keep themselves informed about the constantly changing and evolving areas in which they practice. Austlii and the Law Library of Victoria provide free online resources to assist with legal research and keeping abreast of changes to law. The Austlii website contains a vast amount of information including […]

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Right client. Right matter. But is it the right time?

6 September, 2019

In our final blog about the key pillars of a comprehensive engagement process we turn our attention to timing. We ask, is it the right time for you or your firm to take this on? Lawyers get themselves into hot water when they neglect to go through a thorough engagement process. LPLC’s engagement decision tool […]

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It’s OK to say no when it’s not the right matter for you

30 August, 2019

Lawyers get themselves into hot water when they neglect to go through a thorough engagement process. LPLC’s engagement decision tool sets out the three crucial questions to ask yourself before agreeing to act in any new matter. This week we discuss some strategies you can use to examine whether a matter is right for you. […]

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Develop the Engagement Habit: Right Client

23 August, 2019

Lawyers get themselves into hot water when they neglect to go through a thorough engagement process. LPLC’s engagement decision tool sets out the three crucial questions to ask yourself before agreeing to act in any new matter. Starting with being sure about who you are acting for, over the next 3 weeks we will look […]

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