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


18th June 2018

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

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.

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Product Code: WBJJUN18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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