Live Webinar: Property Lawyers - 3 CPD Compulsory Topics

Thursday 23rd February 2017

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

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.

CPD Certificate

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.

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: RB8FEB17
 Price:   $352.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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