About the webinar:
This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for property lawyers.
Session 1: Ethics: Who is My Client? – Practical Ethics in Property Matters
Roland Taylor, Principal & State Manager, Statewide Conveyancing, Mackay
Property practitioners know that client identification and the right to deal with property is a hot issue. This session looks at the practical ways to deal with the ID problem and avoid ethics risk in the process:
- Gaining proof of identity and the right to deal with a property – what is required?
- Client identification in the e-conveyancing framework – ethics implications
- Is your client a foreigner? – ethics implications of determining non-resident status for tax and duty purposes
- Proof of identity where an entity is the client - going behind the veil
- Taking reasonable steps in establishing identity – what does this mean?
- Understanding and managing the risk of client identity fraud
- Ethical dilemmas when faced with information you suspect is false or misleading
- Determining authority to act in transactions
- Taking instructions – who are you taking instructions from and why does it matter?
- Dealing with government authorities where client identity matters
- Case study – client identity check list
Session 2: Professional Skills: Negotiating Leases – Content and Clarity with Care
Gary Newton, Partner, TressCox Lawyers, Sydney
Negotiating a lease requires careful attention to detail and care to get it right. It also requires skill in the negotiation itself. Both require understanding of the legal framework for leases. This session looks at:
- Understanding who the participants are in the lease negotiation
- Determining who to negotiate with
- Disclosure obligations in the lease negotiation
- Identifying potential clauses of concern in the lease and how to deal with them
- What can you negotiate? – the practical limits of negotiation
- Insurance requirements in the lease – how far should insurance arrangements go?
- Use of lease incentives in the negotiation process
- Rent reviews and options to renew – optimum clause construction to suite your lease
- Assignment and subletting lease provisions
Session 3: Practice Management & Business Skills: Assessing and Managing IT Processes in the Era of Electronic Conveyancing
Peter Maloney, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalX, Melbourne
The future is paperless, with the benefits of going digital undeniable. Staying competitive requires being on the cutting edge of technology. This session tells you how:
- Delivering a service and understanding how – developing a digital strategy
- On demand web based software for your legal practice – what to look for
- System solutions - practice management software essentials
- Use of cloud computing – accessibility, security and confidentiality
- Auto- tracking billable hours – the clear digital advantage
- Online research tools for your legal practice
- Documentation automation and artificial intelligence
- The importance of integrated technology
- Case study – Cyber and data security in your law practice
Who should attend
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 2017.
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.