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8th July, 2020

Efficient habits cut risk

Doing legal work well requires a good work habit. Last year LPLC ran a campaign on developing the engagement habit to ensure you only took the right client, in the right matter, at the right time. The next step LPLC is focusing on this year is the work habit to ensure you do the work […]

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25th June, 2020

Step up supervision in times of crisis

Supervision should not be viewed as a burden but a fundamental aspect of legal practice that drives staff and client satisfaction and firm profitability. The supervision of employee solicitors has always been important, and doing it effectively is even more crucial now many practitioners are working remotely. Picture this. You recently completed your first 12 […]

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18th June, 2020

GST withholding key date looming – what you need to know

Certain contracts entered into before 1 July 2018 that settle after 1 July 2020 will be subject to GST withholding requirements. With this crucial date close by practitioners need to remember to consider GST withholding for these older contracts.   LPLC receives regular enquiries from practitioners about the GST withholding regime, so here are some […]

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11th June, 2020

Video conferencing in the COVID-19 era

This bulletin has been revised subsequent to its first publication on 9 April 2020 to reflect the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signing and Witnessing) Regulations 2020 (Vic). This bulletin covers: Using video conferencing to take instructions and give advice Using video conferencing to do VOI in property transactions Risk issues with […]

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11th June, 2020

Witnessing wills by audio visual link under COVID-19 Omnibus

The process required for witnessing execution of a will via audio visual connection under COVID-19 Omnibus requires a considerable degree of organisation and skilful use of technology by both witnesses and testators to get right. Here we explain the key steps and methods to help practitioners navigate the process. Table of contentsBackgroundSteps for remote witnessing […]

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