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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Funding for a cyber security ‘health check’

15 August, 2019

Do you know if your IT provider is giving you the best service when it comes to cyber security? The Commonwealth Government currently offers small businesses with 19 or less employees a grant of up to $2,100 for a certified small business cyber security health check. These checks involve a visit to the business’ premises […]

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Make it a rule to include water information certificates

18 July, 2019

There is a good reason why you should always include a water information certificate in a section 32 statement. The certificates will show the water and sewer lines, which are unregistered easements, and need to be disclosed. Section 32C of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) says that the section 32 statement must contain: […]

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Property damage insurance claims: How long have you got?

3 July, 2019

The New South Wales Court of Appeal held earlier this year that the limitation period for a claim under a property damage insurance policy starts when the property damage occurs, not when the insurer declines indemnity. In the case Globe Church Incorporated v Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd [2019] NSWCA 27 (26 February 2019), the policyholder Globe […]

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Electronic conveyancing obligations – be prepared for a compliance examination and subscriber review

13 June, 2019

  Download PDF Subscribing to electronic conveyancing is not a ‘set and forget’ process but requires regular checking that you are complying with your subscriber obligations, particularly in relation to client authorisation, verification of identity, right to deal, document retention and system security. Regular checking should also mean that you are well prepared for a […]

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