Live Webinar: Property Lawyers – 3 CPD Compulsory Topics


Date:   Friday 16th February 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  2pm to 5pm 
SA: 1.30pm to 4.30pm 
WA: 11am to 2pm 
NT: 12.30pm to 3.30pm 
Qld: 1pm to 4pm

This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for property lawyers.

Session 1: Ethics:  Managing Ethics Risks in Property Transactions

Presented by:  Mark Sneddon, Barrister, Queens Square Chambers, Sydney

Property lawyers face their fair share of ethical risks. Practitioners must not only handle their own risks but also the risks created by others such as agents and their clients. Managing ethical risk in property matters is the subject of this session:

  • Establishing client identity and avoiding identity fraud
  • Can ethical breaches from agents impinge on a practitioner’s ethical obligations?
  • Ethical challenges in conveyancing transactions involving elderly parents and their adult children
  • Mistakes / incorrect disclosures made by the other side – a duty to speak up – even if it is to the detriment of your client?
  • Side deals and undisclosed rebates – when do they breach ethical standards?

Session 2: Professional Skills:  Keeping Up in the Digital Era: A Primer for Property Lawyers

Presented by:  Claire Martin, Property Lawyer, Kreisson, Sydney

From PEXA to eContracts, the use of technology in the property sector continues to grow. This session ensures your skills are up to date in this ever-evolving landscape. It covers:

  • Nature of electronic communications in property transactions – when are they enough to create a binding contract?
  • What can you do to prevent email communications from being binding – drafting tips
  • eConveyancing – where are we up to?
  • Verification of identity issues and PEXA
  • What should you be doing now to prepare for the mandatory roll-out of electronic conveyancing
  • Maintaining safe computer system security – consequences of failure
  • The dramatic changes to SRO forms – mandatory use of electronic forms

Session 3:  Practice Management & Business Skills: Building a Profitable Property Law Practice

Presented by:  Jeremy Duffy, Principal, Duffy Legal, Adelaide

The future of the legal profession has understandably left many practitioners feeling nervous. Clients are cost-conscious, work is drying up, and technology is threatening to replace the role of lawyers in many areas. Survival in this environment is not just about working harder; it’s about acting smarter. This session examines how to build a financially healthy property law practice. It covers:

  • Strategies for individual lawyers to increase profitability
  • Understanding the key drivers of financial success
  • Profit versus cash flow in legal practice
  • Limiting write offs – risk management and pro?t control
  • Alternative fee models and impact on pro?tability – a property law practice focus
  • Streamlining practices and other time savers as ways to improve the bottom line
  • Marketing and its impact on profitability
  • Case study – an example of a property law practice run pro?tably
Our presenter

Mark Sneddon, Barrister, Queens Square Chambers, Sydney

Mark Sneddon was called to the Bar in early 2002. He specialises in appellate advocacy, commercial law, company law and equity. Mark's specialty equity practice is in real property, trusts, and wills and probate.


Claire Martin, Property Lawyer, Kreisson, Sydney

Starting out as a Law Clerk in 2000, Claire has effected thousands of settlements providing extensive knowledge in the conveyancing process and first-hand experience of complications on settlements and lodgement. Claire studied Law through LPAB/LEC (USyd) whilst working full time in areas of Conveyancing, Commercial Law and Family Law.

Recently heading up the property department at KREISSON and embracing PEXA (electronic settlements), Claire has been able to turn her property purchasing hobby into a career. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.


Jeremy Duffy, Principal, Duffy Legal, Adelaide

Jeremy has worked for many years in the areas of commercial and estate planning law. He has always had a practice focused on individuals, whether in their personal capacity or as owners/principals of businesses. As a result, Jeremy has a generalist commercial skill base which allows him to identify and resolve a range of issues relevant to a client’s legal needs.

As a practising solicitor in private and corporate practice for over 30 years, Jeremy is keenly aware of the pain that the traditional delivery of high cost legal services can cause. He has a passion for developing new ways of legal practice that are built with the client’s needs in mind. The Duffy Legal virtual law firm model is a consequence of that thinking.


This webinar is suitable for property lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim 3 CPD [CLE] units – compulsory subjects.  1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management and Professional Skills.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RB3FEB18
 Price:   $352.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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