Live Webinar: Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Property Transactions – Down the Garden Path


Date:  Thursday 23rd May 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12noon 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 11.30am 
WA: 9am to 10am 

Misleading and deceptive conduct arises frequently in property matters. This session examines how the law applies and the lessons we can learn from case law, including:

  • Understanding the misleading and deceptive conduct provisions - s18 ACL

  • When can misleading and deceptive conduct allow for termination of contract?

  • Risks associated with representations made on behalf of a developer

  • Associating the loss with the representation – a necessary requirement for liability?

  • Risk control measures in preparing property contracts and making representations

  • Case law updates

  • Case study – statements about GST registered status: misrepresentation or not?

Our presenter

Mark Evans, Lawyer, Kells, Wollongong, NSW

Mark has joined Kells after spending more than 10 years in Asia in various in-house roles and running his own successful business. Upon returning to Australia he has been assisting ASX-listed real estate investment trusts and leading international private equity sponsors, investment managers, and other investors and developers in their investment, development and financing activities.

Mark's key areas of practice are:

  • Residential and commercial real estate and development projects

  • Joint venture and shareholder arrangements

  • Construction, project management and development management contracts

  • Multi-unit residential, office and shopping centre disposals and acquisitions

  • Retirement village developments and management

  • Mergers and acquisitions by both Australian and international stakeholders

  • Planning and local government advice; and

  • Energy, mining and natural resources advice.

Mark has a leading reputation amongst existing and new Chinese entrants to the Australian real estate market. He has extensive experience advising international clients in relation to major property and mining projects and significant and complex transactions. Mark's experience in assisting these clients is highly regarded, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is the Vice-President of the ACT Chapter of the Australia China Business Council.


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 1 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

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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.

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Product Code: RBNMAY19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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