In Check Issue 77 | December 2017

12 December, 2017

Thorne v Kennedy on financial agreements The recent High Court case of Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 further illustrates why family law financial agreements are fraught with risk. In that case, Kiefel CJ, Bell, Gageler, Keane and Edelman JJ held two substantially identical financial agreements voidable due to undue influence and unconscionable conduct. Nettle […]

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In Check Issue 76 | September 2017

27 September, 2017

Justin Toohey – new LPLC CEO LPLC is pleased to announce that Justin Toohey has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LPLC, effective from January 2018, following the retirement of the current CEO, Miranda Milne. Justin’s appointment follows a comprehensive recruitment process with the assistance of executive search consultants. Justin is a professional indemnity […]

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In Check Issue 75 | June 2017

28 June, 2017

CGT withholding regime important changes from 1 July From 1 July 2017 some CGT withholding regime requirements will change.  They are: lowering the price threshold for real property to $750,000 (currently $2M) increasing the withholding amount to 12.5 per cent (currently 10 per cent). These changes were brought in by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Foreign […]

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In Check Issue 74 | March 2017

27 March, 2017

What is new on LPLC’s website? Cyber security page We have a new risk management page dedicated to cyber security issues and a rolling banner on our website home page that will take you straight to the cyber security page. Building and construction practice area page We also have a new risk management practice area […]

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In Check Issue 73 | December 2016

7 December, 2016

Cyber risk awareness for lawyers and clients We regularly hear stories from law firms about cyber risk issues they are experiencing and to assist in managing this ever increasing, more sophisticated and ongoing threat we recently published a bulletin and checklist on the subject. The bulletin explains how easy it is to be caught out […]

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In Check Issue 72 | September 2016

28 September, 2016

Clarifying some CGT withholding issues If you missed LPLC’s three recent bulletins about the new CGT withholding regime you can read them here. As our bulletins explain, the new regime applies to acquisitions of various assets. This is a broader concept than just buying land. It can include deemed ownership of land on the death of a […]

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In Check Issue 71 | June 2016

27 June, 2016

Urgent bulletin for conveyancing practitioners: 1 July new CGT withholding payments for real property sale of $2M or more If you missed LPLC’s previous email bulletin about the new CGT withholding requirements for the sale of real property worth $2M or more click here. Key points New requirements apply for contracts of sale of real […]

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In Check Issue 70 | March 2016

31 March, 2016

Cyber-crime – how alert are you? Lawyers and the legal profession are increasingly becoming targets of cyber-crime and while many law firms may not appreciate it, they hold information about clients that may be valuable to cyber-criminals. The cyber-criminals can on-sell client personal or transactional information. They can also lock down a firm’s information and […]

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In Check Issue 69 | December 2015

1 December, 2015

Count your days to the end of the year carefully As the end of the year approaches there are three simple tips to make sure you don’t start the new year with  a messed up time limit claim. Be mindful of the various public holidays that occur at this end of the year when calculating […]

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In Check Issue 68 | September 2015

21 September, 2015

Power of attorney – new Act and forms The changes to powers of attorney in Victoria are now here as the new Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) (Act) came into effect on 1 September this year. The Act covers four powers: General non-enduring powers of attorney (previously called general powers of attorney) Enduring powers […]

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