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 Recorded Webinar: Precision in Contract of Sale Drafting for Victorian Conveyancers

Date: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Duration: 75 minutes

Countless disputes have ended in protracted litigation as a result of sloppy drafting and incorrect terminology. This session will explore some examples of unclear or ambiguous drafting in contracts of sale and provide best practice guidance on contract of sale drafting, including:

  • Update on the status of the current Contract of Sale: sunsetting and precedent control, is a new version on the horizon?
  • The essence of legal drafting – what needs to be achieved?
  • Lessons from the courts: case examples of contract of sale drafting gone awry
  • Perennial problems and how to manage them, including:
  • Terminology and consistency
  • Numbering and spelling
  • Incorporating and referencing attachments
  • Using templates and precedents
  • Borrowing from other agreements
  • Checking and reviewing
  • The concept of Plain English drafting and its benefits
  • What to do if the real estate agent has amended or inserted conditions which are unclear
  • Tips and examples for amending contracts and special condition drafting.
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David McKenzie, Principal, LMG Lawyers, Melbourne

David McKenzie has thirteen plus years of PQE and has spent the vast majority of that time practising in the area of property law. Specifically David has completed transactions in the following areas: Subdivisions (both tower and green field); Planning issues related to subdivision; Section 173 agreements and the issues related to those agreements; MCPs both drafting and registering; Covenant drafting and removal; Law of easements; Owners Corporations; and Leasing (Retail and Commercial).

David has had extensive experience in the IT industry which he uses by being involved in: PEXA and electronic conveyancing liaison and implementation groups; SPEAR (Surveying and Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals); and Duties Online (State Revenue Office).


This webinar is suitable for Victorian Conveyancers. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim 1.25 CPD units – substantive law.  

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: ZBCSEP21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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