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18th July, 2019

Make it a rule to include water information certificates

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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11th July, 2019

Do they have the authority?

Verifying authority is an essential part of risk management. Snapshot Always verify the authority of the client. Be aware of high risk situations including acting for a company, multiple clients or for an attorney. Use a checklist to verify authority. It should go without saying that you should not act on a client’s instructions if […]

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3rd July, 2019

Property damage insurance claims: How long have you got?

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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27th June, 2019

In Check Issue 83 | June 2019

Table of contentsThe engagement habitEngagement basics – non-engagement lettersRetrospective changes to ‘off the plan’ sunset clauses now lawWhat’s your cyber recovery plan?Cyber insurance is part of planning for the worstCommon GST questionsAbout to go on holiday?RMI On the Road round-up What’s new on LPLC’s website Risk management seminars Changing your email address? The engagement habit […]

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20th June, 2019

Checklists can help avoid a claim

LPLC has a range of risk management checklists to help practitioners. Checklists are an essential risk management tool that should be used routinely by any legal practice. If you find it difficult to set aside time to develop these tools yourself, the free checklists on LPLC’s website can help. Here are some fundamental checklists that […]

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