Live Webinar: Contracts of Sale, Leases and Electronic Communications – Bound Before You Know It?


Date:  Monday 18th June 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 5pm  
SA & NT 2.30pm to 4.30pm 
WA 1pm to 3pm

This webinar looks at the nature of electronic communications in property transactions and whether they are enough to create a binding contract, in the absence of a formal contract.  This session looks at recent cases, how to know when communications may be binding and the effect of electronic communications on the agreements.  It covers:

  • Exercising options – when strict adherence to the terms of the agreement is not necessary
  • Impact of electronic communications on property agreements
  • What can you do to prevent email communications from being binding – drafting tips
  • Recent cases and what we can learn from them, including Matos v JLF Corporation Pty Ltd [2016] QSC 032
Our presenter

Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, Level 13 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Sydney Jacobs is a barrister at 13th Wentworth Selborne Chambers. He is also an arbitrator and expert determiner. 

Sydney obtained his BA. LLB at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and read for his LL.M at Cambridge University, England. He later obtained a Higher Diploma in Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Sydney has a commercial equity practice with a focus on property litigation e.g. easement disputes, leasing matters (e.g. rectification and specific performance of leases) and contracts for the sale of land e.g. relief against forfeiture of deposit and building & construction disputes.

He is the sole author of two major loose-leaf services, namely: Damages in a Commercial Context, and Injunctions: Law and Practice, both published by Thomson Reuters. He part authors the leading work, Commercial & International Arbitration, likewise published by Thomson Reuters.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

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:

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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: RBJJUN18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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