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28 September 2016

In Check Issue 72 | September 2016

Table of contentsClarifying some CGT withholding issuesPriority notices to commence in December 2016Unfair contract terms protection extended to small businessCommon GST question2016 Risk Management SeminarsLaw Institute Journal articles Clarifying some CGT withholding issues If you missed LPLC’s three recent bulletins about the new CGT withholding regime you can read them here. As our bulletins explain, the new regime […]

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27 June 2016

In Check Issue 71 | June 2016

Table of contentsUrgent bulletin for conveyancing practitioners: 1 July new CGT withholding payments for real property sale of $2M or moreA further stamp duty increase for foreign purchasersChanges to lodging fees from 1 July 2016Changes to the Power of Attorney Act 2014Badenach v Calvert – the final chapterNew page for new firms on LPLC websiteCommon […]

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31 March 2016

In Check Issue 70 | March 2016

Table of contentsCyber-crime – how alert are you?Common GST questionImportance of good working relationships within the professionReminder for RedCrest2016 Risk Management SeminarsCheck your contracts for deemed serviceNew look websiteLaw Institute Journal articles Cyber-crime – how alert are you? Lawyers and the legal profession are increasingly becoming targets of cyber-crime and while many law firms may not […]

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1 December 2015

In Check Issue 69 | December 2015

Table of contentsCount your days to the end of the year carefullyCommon GST queries about the farming business exemptionUpdated purchaser statementChanges to foreign investment framework2016 Risk Management SeminarsNew training video – The New NormalOffice closure over Christmas and New YearLaw Institute Journal articles Count your days to the end of the year carefully As the […]

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21 September 2015

In Check Issue 68 | September 2015

Table of contentsPower of attorney – new Act and formsNo simple willsLPLC Chairman retires and new Chairman announcedGST claims on the riseRegistrations now open |  View full program and register here Power of attorney – new Act and forms The changes to powers of attorney in Victoria are now here as the new Powers of […]

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2 February 2011

Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) Update

The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (the Act) heralds important legislative reform for civil proceedings conducted in the Supreme, County and Magistrates Courts, but not VCAT or the Federal court. It came into operation on 1 January 2011. All legal practitioners who practice in this area must read and come to terms with this legislation […]

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12 May 2017

Litigating for nominal damages is risky

Where a client wants to pursue a claim on a matter of principle for nominal damages, practitioners need to consider their overarching obligations under the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic). In Actrol Parts Pty Ltd v Coppi (No 3) [2015] VSC 758, Mr Coppi, an employee of Actrol Parts Pty Ltd (Actrol), was put on […]

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9 December 2016

Do you know your limits?

Practitioners who are experts in a specific area of law sometimes find themselves in unfamiliar territory without realising it. Practitioners who usually do domestic conveyancing maybe out of their depth when they receive instructions about the purchase of a commercial building with multiple tenants and where the purchaser is a self-managed superannuation fund who will […]

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21 October 2016

Guide for personal injury lawyers updated

LPLC’s practice risk guide Pitfalls in personal injury litigation has been updated to assist practitioners who practise in this area avoid claims. For many personal injury plaintiffs litigation is unfamiliar territory as well as being an emotionally-charged environment. Due to this and the complexities of personal injury legislation claims against practitioners arise for a variety […]

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23 September 2016

Stay on the right side of the line in mediations

Tactics are an essential part of mediations as practitioners seek to reach an outcome favourable to their clients. However, there are legal and ethical limits to how far practitioners can go in settlement negotiations. Practitioners in mediations should be mindful of the provisions of Part 2.3 of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) and section […]

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29 July 2016

Ensure there is a proper basis for seeking a personal cost order

LPLC has seen an increase in the number of claims involving personal cost orders since the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) was introduced. However, a recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court shows that practitioners who threaten to seek a personal cost order against another practitioner may themselves be in breach of the Act if the […]

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11 May 2017

Know your limits

Table of contentsIntroductionLessons from the claimsTime limits most commonly missedClaims examples Introduction With the proliferation of time limits in legislation today missing limitation dates is a mistake that occurs in many areas of the law. The reasons for missing time limits are varied as are the potential repercussions. Sometimes it is a lack of knowledge […]

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6 September 2016

Pitfalls in personal injury litigation

Table of contentsPersonal injury litigationThe causesThe best risk management – an informed clientCommon mistakesWorkplace injuriesPublic liability and medical negligenceTransport accident claimsEmerging area of riskLPLC Personal Injury Litigation ChecklistAppendix 1 Personal injury litigation Clients seek out litigation lawyers only when something has gone wrong. In the personal injury arena, they have the added difficulty of dealing […]

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20 January 2015

Commercial litigation – stay alert

Table of contentsIntroductionThe causes of claimsCommon problemsOther risksLPLC Commercial Litigation Checklist Introduction Managing the client’s expectations during litigation is the key to containing risks in this area. Commercial litigation – stay alert provides examples of how things can go wrong in commercial litigation and how practitioners can minimise the risk of a claim. The relationship […]

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