Contracts, Caveats and eCommunications: Demystifying the Complexities for NSW Property Lawyers – a Live Online conference
Wednesday 29th August 2018

LIVE online from: 2pm to 5.30pm

-235 DAYS

*Please note slight change to the event time

Our annual 2-day NSW property law conferences are among the most highly regarded professional development events we run, but we realise that not everyone can spare two days out of the office.  So we’re offering you a new way to access the experts online – a half-day online conference, focused on procedural challenges facing advisors in property matters.

You can put your staff in the boardroom and watch it there.  You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device.  All for the same low price.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there’ll be a chairperson, a panel of experts, presentations and discussion – and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.

Session 1:  Property Law Update: Unpacking the Recent Changes

2018 is shaping to be a big year for property law. This session will give you an overview of the key changes over the last twelve months.  It covers:

  • The 2018 edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land - key changes and interaction with earlier editions
  • Implementing the GST residential withholding integrity measure
  • Changes to the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 since its introduction
  • EConveyancing - where are we up to?
  • The impact of the 2018 Federal and State Budgets on conveyancing practice
  • Strata renewal - adoption and the role of the Land and Environment Court
  • Off the plan transactions - the developing case law, and foreshadowed further law reform
  • Facilitating electronic contracts - the ORG discussion paper and any Government response

Session 2:  Lodging a Caveat for All The Wrong Reasons

Do you know what a caveatable interest really is? If you think you do and lodge a caveat improperly you could find yourself slapped with an indemnity costs order.  This session brings your professional skillset up to date and looks at the reasons for lodging a caveat, whilst ensuring that you don’t find yourself in a difficult situation.  It covers:

  • What is a caveatable interest? It’s not as simple as you might think
  • What do you need to do as the solicitor? Understanding what you need to be satisfied of and how you get there
  • Challenging a caveat – what is the process?
  • Indemnity and personal costs orders
  • The use of priority notices as an alternative – when should they be used?

Session 3:  When the Purchaser Doesn’t Complete: The Rights of Purchasers to Terminate or Rescind Contracts

Conveyancing transactions can sometimes go off the rails. In what circumstances can a purchaser validly rescind or terminate a contract? With the property market set to come off the boil, vendors are not taking termination lightly. This session examines the key issues:

  • Purchaser’s ability to rescind:
    • vendor failing to attach s52A documents
    • misrepresentation
    • breach of terms by the vendor – when is it a breach of an essential term?
    • breach of warranties
    • how can a purchaser rescind? Valid rescission notices
    • what is the effect of notice of rescission?
  • Off the plan contracts:
    • variations to the development – when will this create rights to rescind?
    • off the plan sales and the defaulting foreign purchaser
  • In what circumstances will the vendor or purchaser have rights to damages?
  • What happens to the deposit? Relief against forfeiture issues
  • Claims of repudiation
  • Recent cases

Carolyn Chudleigh, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan (Chairperson)

Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Commentator

Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley Lawyers

Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, NSW Bar


TEN has been running live webinars since 2012 at the forefront of online CPD in Australia.

In 2017 we took the next step in the evolution of online CPD and introduced half-day online conferences to provide a platform that bridged the gap between attending a live webinar focused on one topic and attending a face to face conference.

And, we’ve had some great feedback to this new concept:

  • It was just like being at a well run conference but in many ways better. 
  • This option is of great assistance to country practitioners.
  • The live online conference format worked well and made the speakers more engaging than a recording.
  • Our team used the boardroom.  We could talk and discuss the presentation without feeling we were imposing on others and you could submit a question, which we did.  All from the comfort of our own office.
  • The conference was well organised and the email links very useful.

Delegates registered to attend this live online conference will receive a CPD certificate for attendance.  Lawyers can claim up to 3 CPD units – substantive law.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
Product Code: ONPAUG18
 Price:   $550.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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