Risk video bite – Inadequate advice

1 February, 2019

Presenter: Phil Nolan, LPLC Risk Manager

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Pitfalls in personal injury litigation

6 August, 2018

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 with a physical or mental impairment and its consequences. This means the relationship is going to be challenging from the start. It can be made even more difficult if […]

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2018/19 LPLC Barristers professional indemnity insurance policy

10 April, 2018

Contract of professional indemnity insurance for barristers: 2018/2019 Sum insured: $2,000,000 | Period of insurance: 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Insuring clauses Civil liability The Insurer will indemnify the Insured against any civil liability in connection with the Practitioner’s legal practice in respect of which a claim is first made against any Insured – […]

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Use counsel wisely

1 February, 2018

Think about your approach to accepting work and briefing counsel. LPLC receives claims that can be attributed to practitioners’ over-reliance on, or poor briefing of, a barrister. In some instances, the practitioner acts outside their area of expertise and thinks they can just brief a barrister. In others, they fail to adopt a proactive approach […]

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Litigating for nominal damages is risky

12 May, 2017

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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Know your limits

11 May, 2017

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 by the lawyer that the time limit exists, or failing to […]

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2017/2018 LPLC Barristers professional indemnity insurance policy

20 March, 2017

Contract of professional indemnity insurance for barristers: 2017/2018 Sum insured: $2,000,000 | Period of insurance: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 Insuring clauses 1. Civil liability The Insurer will indemnify the Insured against any civil liability in connection with the Practitioner’s legal practice in respect of which a claim is first made against any Insured: […]

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Do you know your limits?

9 December, 2016

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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Guide for personal injury lawyers updated

21 October, 2016

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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In Check Issue 72 | September 2016

28 September, 2016

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 applies to acquisitions of various assets. This is a broader concept than just buying land. It can include deemed ownership of land on the death of a […]

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