The recent case of Haim v NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Feuerring  NSWSC 1406 is reminiscent of the saying of the late wills and estates lecturer at Monash University, Professor Lawrie McCredie that “where there’s a will there’s a relative”. In Haim’s case the court was asked to decide whether a grant of probate should be given […]More
Sending money overseas to a client can be risky. It may expose a practitioner to a claim or even personal liability for money owed by the client to the Federal Government. In one claim the practitioner was instructed by their Asian-based client to transfer settlement funds from the sale of real estate to a bank […]More
The Law Institute of Victoria Council recently adopted a guideline relating to practitioner’s undertakings. It distinguishes between client undertakings given by a practitioner and personal undertakings given by practitioners. It refers to the obligations in the Professional Conduct and Practice Rules 2005 and reminds practitioners they should not give an undertaking relating to matters outside […]More
The decision of Yara Australia Pty Ltd & Ors v Oswal  VSCA 337 should act as a warning for all litigation lawyers in Victoria about the need to comply with the overarching obligations in the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (CPA). The Victorian Court of Appeal decision was handed down in late November 2013 […]More
New half day workshops …
LPLC is pleased to announce a new series of six half day workshops in February and March this year. The series is entitled Legal Business Essentials: Improving Practice and Reducing Risk.
The workshops focus on the skills and knowledge that practitioners need to work on their practice and build a successful business. It is aimed at principals and sole practitioners who would like to refresh their management skills and people new to practising on their own account or thinking of establishing their own firm who want a head start on managing a practice.
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