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 Recorded Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Property Lawyers


4th February 2020
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 2020.  This is a national webinar and is suitable for property lawyers Australia wide.

Session 1:  Ethics:  Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Property Transactions

Property practitioners are beset by multiple ethical risks in their daily work. It is a matter of practitioner beware and being forearmed in practice. This session is about awareness of ethics risk in property transactions, including:

  • Understanding solicitor conduct rules in property transactions

  • Who is the client in property transactions? – getting the foundations right

  • Conflict awareness – representing multiple clients in property transactions

  • Is it permissible to get waivers of conflicts of interest in property matters?

  • Getting too close to real estate agents – when this is not a good idea

  • Vendor rebates discounts and bonuses – is this alright or not?

  • Dealing with deposits – Solicitor acting as stakeholder

  • Vendors sale liable to GST or CGT –vendor makes false statement: what to do

  • Acting for both sides – getting appropriate protective measures in place

  • Acting for a buyer company – can you advise director who gives guarantees?

  • Acting for developer who refers you buyers – should you act?

Session 2:  Professional Skills:  Managing Experts in Property Litigation

Property cases often stand or fall on expert evidence. This session examines the key skills property lawyers need when working with experts, from engagement through to using the expert successfully at trial. It includes:

  • When should you use an expert?

  • Selecting the expert – a user’s guide

  • Preparing the expert and the pretrial process

  • The expert’s evidence – depositions for trial

  • Dealing with opposition experts during discovery and beyond

  • Examining your own expert – eliciting expert opinion

  • Examining the opposing expert – the cross examination process for experts

  • Dealing with multiple experts together – ‘hot tubbing’

  • Case study – Expert evidence: when valuers disagree

Session 3:  Practice Management & Business Skills:  Econveyancing Essentials in Property Law Practice Management

Econveyancing is here and it is vital to ensure practice management accommodates it, by building systems and anticipating risk. This session looks at the key areas to focus on in managing your Econveyancing practice, including:

  • Understanding the entire end to end conveyancing process

  • What systems can address the end to end conveyancing process

  • Assessing the benefits of Econveyancing technology

  • Using electronic tools that are appropriate for your firm’s Econveyancing practice

  • Road testing electronic tools suitable for your practice – tuning your practice

  • Compliance aspect of PEXA – is system intuitive and what it means for your practice

  • Some practice management hot issues in Econveyancing:

    • The verification of identity systems – signing leases

    • Dealing with audits

    • Signing documents on behalf of client

    • Extent of liability transfer

  • Using paralegals in your Econveyancing practice:

    • Educating and supervising

    • Experience

    • Quality and qualifications

    • CPD training

    • Delegation

  • Case study - Understanding Econveyancing aligned practice management software

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Roland Taylor, Director, Statewide Conveyancing, Queensland

Roland was admitted to practice in 1993 and has been practising in the area of residential conveyancing since 2000. He has been the principal solicitor  of Statewide Conveyancing since 2000 and Legal Director since 2011.. He has been presenting a legal seminars on a yearly basis since 2004 and conducts regular training for real estate firms. Roland is the co-author of the legal text book Agent’s Handbook.

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Geoffrey Adelstein, Principal, Adelstein Solicitors, NSW

Geoffrey Adelstein is Principal of Adelstein Solicitors of Sydney. He has been practising as a Lawyer for over 42 years and is an Accredited Specialist in Advocacy and Personal Injury.

In his long career, he has practised extensively as an advocate, conducting hearings in many jurisdictions at State and Federal level.

In more recent times he completed his Masters in Commercial Litigation. He regularly undertakes advocacy workshops and seminars for the profession.

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Daniel Prior, Partner & Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Prior Law, Victoria

Daniel has extensive experience in Commercial, Employment and Property Law, including Adverse Possession. Daniel regularly appears for clients in courts and tribunals around Victoria.

Daniel Prior is a partner at Prior Law and practices predominantly in property law. Originally a student of history, Dan was drawn to the many historical aspects of property law and has been engaged by and in the area of law ever since. Daniel also has extensive experience in Commercial and Employment Law.

In addition to managing a conveyancing team that handles residential and commercial conveyancing for vendors and purchasers, as well as off the plan sales for a number of developers, Dan maintains a wide general property law practice. This extends to removal/variation of covenants, conversions, adverse possession and prescriptive easement applications, development agreements  and other matters arising from conveyancing practice.  Dan also prides himself in the provision of detailed due diligence prior to purchase.

Dan has a keen interest and expertise in general law land, adverse possession and other title related matters and enjoys perusing parish plans, field notes and old survey reports.


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 2020.


Lawyers can claim 3 CPD units – compulsory subjects.  1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management and Professional Skills.

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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 Price:  $385.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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