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18th September, 2020

Free online learning while working from home

Looking for some free online learning options while working from home? Here’s a couple you might like to consider. Legal research at the Law Library The Law Library of Victoria has two free online courses for Victorian legal practitioners to help brush up on your case law and legislation research skills. You can access the […]

10th September, 2020

Acting For Private Lenders Can Be High Risk

Short-term, high-risk, urgent private lending is a recipe for disaster and even diligent solicitors can be at risk. The enormous financial pressure many people and businesses are under in this pandemic is likely to lead to increased high-risk lending. Our claims history shows that acting for private lenders in short term, high interest urgent loans […]

27th August, 2020

New VLSB+C eConveyancing guide – 3 things you need to know

Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner recently published a guide: E-Conveyancing: Regulatory Guidelines The guide contains the regulator’s expectations of practitioners conducting electronic conveyancing. Practitioners may need to make changes to their current conveyancing practices in light of the regulator’s expectations. In this article we have highlighted three of important areas covered by the guide […]

24th August, 2020

When a beneficiary is bankrupt

Executors may be tested by desperate or bankrupt beneficiaries in this current pandemic environment. The windfall of a bequest from a deceased estate may be more welcome than ever before for some beneficiaries, especially as many people have lost jobs and are in correspondingly difficult financial situations. Practitioners and executors may face more pressure than […]

5th August, 2020

Urgent steps for moving to remote working

Compliance with Stage 4 COVID-19 business restrictions announced by the Victorian Government on 3 August requires law firms in the Melbourne metropolitan area to close their offices from midnight on 5 August 2020 and work from home.  Victorian Government Stage 4 Restrictions – Guide for Business Stage 4 Restrictions – Law institute of Victoria FAQ’s […]