Recorded Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Property Lawyers


27th February 2019

Duration:  3 hours

This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for property lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2019.  This is a national webinar and is suitable for property lawyers Australia wide.

Session 1: Legal Ethics:  Electronic Conveyancing – New Practice Platforms and Ethical Dimensions

Electronic conveyancing is here and with it some practical ethics challenges.

This session looks at what they are and how to handle them effectively, including:

  • Transitioning to electronic conveyancing – is there a client cost issue to consider?
  • Client identification and timing issues –ethical risks and how to manage it
  • When you have to revert to a paper-based settlement – the risks of delay
  • Skill base of conveyancers – the risks of inadequate training
  • Disclosure issues on fees – legal and ethical risks examined
  • Fraud risk and the responsibility to contain it
  • Managing conflicts of interest arising in econveyancing procedures
  • Ethical and practical issues arising from the entry of multiple Electronic Lodgment Network Operators
  • Case studies

Session 2: Professional Skills: Drafting and Negotiating Agreements for Lease

An agreement for lease is an agreement to grant a lease in the future without actually granting a right of possession to the proposed lessee. While they commonplace in commercial leases, they come with some complex challenges. This session refreshes practitioners on agreements to lease, and includes:

  • When is it appropriate to use an agreement for lease?
  • The contents of the agreement to lease and how they differ from the lease
  • Timing: commencing the fitout before the lease commences
  • When does the ‘rent-free’ period commence?
  • Managing joint work – some fitout done by the landlord and some by the tenant
  • Who is the principal contractor?
  • Managing, allocating and insuring risk in the construction phase
  • Security, ownership and PPSA issues of the fitout

Session 3:  Practice Management & Business Skills:  Cyber Security and Risk Management for Property Lawyers

2018 saw a number of PEXA-related cyber security issues splashed across the media headlines. With cyber security arguably the most pressing risk management issue facing property lawyers today, it has never been more important to examine what you can to mitigate the risks to your practice.  This session covers:

  • Minimizing legal exposure from cyber risk in your practice
  • Identifying key areas of vulnerabilities within your practice
  • What are your professional obligations following a cyber incident?
  • Insurance and cyber security - are you covered?
  • Managing client relationships and reputational fall-out
  • Case study – lessons from recent cyber breaches involving e-conveyancing
Our presenter

Tony Cahill, Legal Author and Commentator, Chatswood

Tony Cahill was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. In July 2002 he commenced a ‘sabbatical’ from private legal practice to concentrate on legal education and writing.

He was a co-author with Russell Cocks and Paul Gibney of the first New South Wales edition of 1001 Conveyancing Answers, and is currently a co-author of Conveyancing Service New South Wales and Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation New South Wales, both published by LexisNexis.

Adrianna Witkowski, Partner, Holding Redlich, Sydney

Adrianna joined Holding Redlich as a partner in the Property & Projects group in November 2018 and has 15 years' experience working in real estate law. She acts for a variety of clients in their capacity as developers, vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating documents for, and project managing, complex commercial, retail and residential transactions. This includes work on development agreements, major agreements for lease and leases, contracts for sale, co-owners' agreements, and related due diligence and ancillary documents.

In addition to her private practice experience in real estate law, Adrianna has previously worked in the construction and property teams of a large national law firm, and as in-house legal counsel at a major Australian bank and a former A-REIT.

Amandeep Bambhra, Senior Manager, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte, Sydney

Amandeep is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk practice where he helps organisations understand and manage the information security and data privacy risks of operating in an increasingly digital world. He has gained experience in defining cyber security programmes, reviewing third party network security and driving behavioural change to increase security compliance.

Before joining Deloitte Amandeep worked at the UK’s largest energy provider helping them achieve ISO27001 compliance for their smart meter infrastructure. Amandeep currently focuses on addressing cyber risks for clients in the property and real estate sector.


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 2019.

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Product Code: WBZFEB19
 Price:  $385.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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