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15th November, 2019

Determining the right diagram location document

What constitutes a diagram location for the purposes of section 32I of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)? The section relevantly provides that a vendor must attach to the section 32 statement: ‘… the document, or part of the document, referred to as the diagram location in the Register Search Statement that identifies the […]

6th November, 2019

System lock out – another firm falls victim

What’s your plan if you suddenly find you can’t access your information on your computer? Following on from our last blog about a recent law firm cyber-attack, we bring you a different story this week. On a recent Monday afternoon, a small firm suffered an attack on their local server which hosted their practice management […]

30th October, 2019

Take steps to avoid GST claims

GST is not simple but there are some easy steps you can take to help protect you and your clients. Section 9 of A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth) (GST Act) sets out the four legs of a “taxable supply”. The fourth, s9(d) is that the supplier is “registered or […]

25th October, 2019

Cyber strikes again – how one small firm got hit

What’s your plan for when, not if, a cyber incident occurs in your firm? There is a new phishing email scam widespread in the legal sector right now. Here’s what happened to a small Victorian firm in the last few weeks and how they handled it.    A partner in the firm received an unusual […]

21st October, 2019

2018/2019 Annual Report

Table of contentsFrom the ChairFrom the CEOClaimsRisk ManagementInvestmentsLegal Practitioners’ Liability CommitteeOrganisational StructureGovernanceSupplementary Information From the Chair This report marks LPLC’s 33rd consecutive year of providing compulsory professional indemnity insurance to Australian legal practitioners.  I am pleased to report the Legal Practitioners Liability Fund remains in a healthy financial position with net equity of $121.3m, a […]