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LPLC offers a range of webinars to support practitioners to manage their risk. Recordings of those webinars are available on this site by area of law and topic.

Listed below are those webinars so far held since 2021.

Webinars held in 2022

Presented by: Phil Nolan, Risk Manager, LPLC

Recording date: Wednesday 18 May 12pm - 1 pm

CPD: 1 CPD - Practice Management

Many of the claims LPLC sees in the wills and estates area of law relate to mistakes in the drafting of wills including where the client’s instructions are not accurately reflected in the will. This webinar considers wills drafting claims and tips will be provided on how to avoid these claims.

Wills drafting scenarios are also presented along with a discussion on different solutions to various issues.

To get the most out of this webinar it is recommended that you review your process for drafting wills and compare your process to the information contained in the LPLC wills file note and instruction sheet. You will find these documents here.

Presented by: LPLC Risk Manager, Phil Nolan

Date recorded: Wednesday 27 April, 2022

CPD information: 1.5 CPD - 1 Practice Management, 0.5 Substantive Law

Verifying the identity of your client is not only important but essential for all conveyancing transactions including any transfer of land. In this instalment of the Conveyancing Series, Phil Nolan, Risk Manager with LPLC, provides details on the why, when and how of VOI.

Information is also provided about the ARNECC requirements, the common law, some cases and ethical issues in relation to VOI. VOI scenarios are also presented with a discussion different solutions to various issues.

To get the most out of this session it is recommended that just prior to the session you refresh your memory of the VOI requirements in clause 6.5 and schedule 8 of the ARNECC Model Participation Rules.

Presenter: Matthew Cridland, Partner, K&L Gates

CPD: 1 CPD Substantive law

Date: of recording 23 March 2022

In this webinar tax specialist presenter Matthew Cridland, Partner - K&L Gates, discusses the new Windfall Gains Tax provisions that comes into operation on July 2023 and what practitioners will need to consider now. Matthew also provides an update on the circumstances where the expanded "economic entitlement" provisions may apply, potentially triggering a duty liability.

All real estate lawyers and conveyancing practitioners are encouraged to view this session, particularly if they are negotiating long term contracts that will settle after the new tax is operative or working on matters that may give rise to an economic entitlement.

Date recorded: 30 March 2022

Presenter: Phil Nolan

CPD: 1.5 – 1 Ethics and professional responsibility, 0.5 Practice management

very year LPLC receives claims involving conflict of interest, especially in conveyancing matters. In this interactive instalment of the Conveyancing Series, Phil Nolan Risk Manager with LPLC, provides details of conflict scenarios including acting for vendor and purchaser and purchaser and nominee. Information is also provided about relevant legislation, rules, the common law and complaints about practitioners acting in conflict. Conflict scenarios are presented with discussions on different solutions to various issues.

Webinars held in 2021

1.5 CPD - 1 Substantive law, 0.5 Practice management

Recorded 17 November, 2021

Every year LPLC receives claims involving caveats where failing to manage the legal issues is the most common cause of those claims. In this instalment of the Conveyancing Series Phil Nolan, Risk Manager with LPLC, provide details of caveat claims and considers various legislative provisions and cases about caveats, and provide tips on avoiding caveat claims. Ethical issues are considered including withdrawing a caveat without instructions and terminating the retainer where a caveator will not take a practitioner’s advice.

Recorded 27 October 2021
CPD: 1 Substantive law
Presented by James Hamblin, Special Counsel and Melinda Waduge, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison.

This webinar explore the risks and issues around land development and nomination that can lead to purchasers paying more duty. Our tax specialist presenters discuss the recent State Revenue Office Revenue Ruling about what activities constitute land development.

Recorded 15 September
1CPD - Professional Skills
Presented by Marie-Claire Ross

In today’s fast-paced and now remote business world, it is often hard to build trust, particularly for time sensitive projects. Teams must be put together quickly, decisions made, and deadlines met.

Without trust, the consequences for risk management can be high.

If there is no or low trust, people are less likely to ask for help or speak up if something doesn’t look right, and mistakes can go uncorrected.

In this insightful session, you will learn:

  • How to move teams from the abatement to the achievement zone
  • The link between psychological safety and accountability
  • A three-step formula to help leaders build trust quickly.

Recorded: Thursday 22nd July
CPD: 1 Substantive law
Presented by: James Hamblin, Special Counsel and Melinda Waduge, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison.

This session provides practical guidance to help identify and manage commonly overlooked stamp duty and land tax issues that arise on business and property transactions.

Also covered are some issues that are increasingly becoming areas of focus for revenue offices, and the subject of claims, including:

  • Victoria's 'foreign purchaser additional' duty, particularly in the context of discretionary trust
  • the 'absentee owner' land tax surcharge
  • double duty risks on nominations / sub-sales
  • non-Victorian stamp duty that can arise in respect of business acquisitions.

Recorded: 21 April 2021

1 CPD Practice Management

Acting for private lenders can be high risk especially where the loans are short term with high interest rates or are between family members or associates.

The security arrangements are often not taken seriously by the parties and then they sue their lawyers when the security turns out to be inadequate.

This session looks at common mistakes and lessons for practitioners in anticipation of increases in private lending, difficult financial times ahead and an uncertain property market.

This webinar addresses the five key areas of practice management necessary to build and maintain a quality legal practice. It will look at the important issues in each of the areas of governance, client engagement, work production, people management and risk management.

Recorded 17 March 2021

1 CPD Practice Management

Introducing the Quality Legal Practice Framework - a tool that will assist practitioners to identify the key areas of practice management and the important things they should do in each of those areas.

The session is relevant for principals of new firms as well as those wanting to improve performance of their existing firm.