PEXA, email, electronic funds transfers and cyber-crime

25 September, 2018

Download PDF PEXA, email, electronic funds transfers and cyber-crime On 25 June 2018 LPLC published a security warning for PEXA users arising from some recent instances of fraudulent activity impacting PEXA transactions. One of these (‘the MasterChef case’) involved a fraudster entering the PEXA workspace and changing payment account details to divert $250,000 of the […]

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Retrospective changes proposed for residential ‘off the plan’ sunset clauses

4 September, 2018

Download PDF Retrospective changes proposed for residential ‘off the plan’ sunset clauses The Sale of Land Act Amendment Bill 2018 (Vic) (the bill) recently introduced into parliament contains several important consumer reforms to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) (the SL Act). The bill proposes amendments to the operation of sunset clauses in residential […]

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Vendor/supplier GST withholding notice

15 August, 2018

There is no prescribed form for section 14-255 supplier GST withholding notice. Below is a suggested form of notice practitioners are welcome to use or adapt.Page two of the notice contains some notes for its use.   Vendor_supplier GST withholding notice(PDF Version) | Vendor_supplier GST withholding notice(Word Version)    

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Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic)

14 August, 2018

Download PDF Key points   Appointments of medical treatment decision makers and advanced care directives replace medical powers of attorney and refusal of medical treatment certificates from 1 July 2018. Medical power of attorneys entered into before 1 July 2018 are taken to be appointments of medical decision makers. Any refusal of treatment certificates created […]

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Some purchasers required to withhold GST from 1 July 2018

7 August, 2018

Download PDF Suggested resources: Vendor/supplier GST withholding notice Key points New GST withholding regime applying to some settlements from 1 July 2018. New notification obligations on vendors of new residential or potential residential land. New notification and withholding obligations on purchasers of new residential or potential residential land. Penalties apply for both vendor and purchaser […]

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GST withholding special condition

27 June, 2018

Download PDF GST withholding 1.1. In this special condition, section references are to Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cwth) as amended by Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No.1) Act 2018 (Cwth) and asterisked terms have the same meanings as when used in that schedule. 1.2. If section 14-255(1) applies to the supply […]

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About LPLC – serving and protecting you!

16 April, 2018

It’s your insurance scheme! Your scheme provides universal, comprehensive and secure statutory professional indemnity insurance (PII). You get certainty of cover from year to year without the cyclical fluctuations of the commercial insurance market and automatic run-off cover to protect you from claims after you cease legal practice. The policy protects you from the financial […]

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Cyber fraud – five steps to protect yourself

10 April, 2018

Cyber thieves are clever. They target lawyers because we direct transfers of money and they want to steal it. DON’T FALL FOR IT! Be suspicious of email instructions. Cyber fraudsters will get in any way they can. Make sure it’s not through you. Five steps to protect yourself. Identify – Don’t accept email requests on […]

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Cost estimates | Client brochure

6 February, 2018

Many clients have never retained a lawyer before and do not know how to work effectively with them or understand what a cost estimate is. This lack of understanding sometimes contributes to claims against law firms that could have been avoided or minimised if there had been better communication between the firm and the client about […]

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Snapshot – Family law

6 February, 2018

Snapshots provide data and main causes of claims in areas of practice as well as risk management strategies at a glance. Click the image to enlarge or download above.                        

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