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2021 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream

2021 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream

Date & TimeFriday 19 March 2021 9am–4.30pm
Format Intensive, Webinar
Price

Member

$495.00

Non-Member

$650.00

CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

Within the background of change brought about by the pandemic and recent and upcoming regulatory and case updates, it is vital to keep your finger on the pulse of key issues and developments in property law.

The Law Institute of Victoria’s 2021 Property Law Intensive takes you through topical property law issues. Featuring a blend of interactive discussion and practical seminars, it offers a valuable opportunity to hear from and interact with an impressive line-up of speakers from the bar and private practice, as well as fellow colleagues. Don't miss this opportunity to update your professional toolkit and guide your property law practice in 2021 and beyond.

Further details below.

Exclusive LIV member offer: Receive 20% off the standard member price when you register for both Subdivisions Unpacked (two-part program delivered over two days) and the 2021 Property Law Intensive. Click here to register for both.

Program Overview

  • 2021 CPD Intensive – Property Law Stream - Friday 19 Mar
    • 8:50 AM Webinar Launch
      The webinar will launch ten minutes before the intensive begins. It is recommended that you log in a few minutes early to test your settings and familiarise yourself with webinar features.
    • 9:00 AM Opening & Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Keynote Session: The Victorian Property Landscape – Trends & Prognosis

      The property landscape has seen its share of ups and downs, however the impact of COVID-19 on the property markets has not been as severe as predicted and its looking like recovery would be relatively strong and fast.

      Keynote presenter Scott Keck provides an overview on the residential, commercial, retail and industrial markets in metropolitan Victoria as well as the property boom in regional centres.

      As the pandemic fades and the government support packages come to an end, it's critical for property lawyers in Victoria to understand the challenges and opportunities for your practice, clients and community.

      Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills/Professional Skills

      Keynote speaker: Scott Keck, Chairman, Charter Keck Cramer

    • 9:40 AM Wellbeing Break
    • 9:45 AM Commercial & Retail Leasing – In Conversation with the Experts

      Whether it was the legislative response to COVID-19 or foreshadowed legislation that has come into effect, the commercial and retail leasing sector has been changing at a rapid pace.

      As with any change, key implications and "what if" scenarios arise where it become critical for property lawyers advising on such matters to discuss and deliberate.

      This interactive panel session explores the following:

      • Issues arising after COVID
      • Insolvency during and as a result of COVID arrangements
      • Bank guarantee calls (funds) treated as a preference
      • Preferences arising from COVID arrangements
      • Effect on market valuation
      • Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020
      • Rent increases

      Compliance area: Substantive Law/Practice Management & Business Skills

      Moderator: Malwina Peacock, Managing Legal Counsel Vicinity Centres

      Panellists:

      • Mark Schramm, Senior Manager Dispute Resolution Services, Victorian Small Business Commission
      • Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Commercial Tenancy Law
      • Paul Nunan, Director, Eastern Bridge Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Commercial Leasing

    • 10:45 AM Morning Tea Break
    • 11:00 AM Owners Corporations & Building & Construction – Recent Changes & Implications

      Amendments to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 are comprehensive and significant and it is important to be across these changes and how they impact your property law practice. Due to commence 1 January 2021, the amendments will enhance the quality of processes, reduce volume of disputes and strengthen the regulatory responsibilities of developers, managers and decision-making processes.

      The second half of the session explores bridging issues between building defects and owners corporations in lieu of recent developments in the building and construction sector like the new Cladding Safety Bill Victoria 2020.

      Compliance area: Substantive Law

      Moderator: Norman Mermelstein, Director, Law Ink

      Presenters:

      • Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
      • Neville Sanders, National Manager, Strata Services, Whittles Body Corporate Management
      • David McKenzie, LMG Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Property Law

    • 12:30 PM Lunch Break
    • 1:00 PM Succession & Practice Continuity Planning for Legal Practices

      Death, serious illness or injury can incapacitate a principal suddenly and does not discriminate – it can happen to anyone, regardless of age, healuth, lifestyle and other perceived low-risk factors. Sole practitioners and sole directors of ILPs are at more risk of sudden disruption, and documenting a practice contingency plan can assist practitioners create and maintain a sustainable practice.

      Practice contingency, succession and continuity plans are designed to respond to the unexpected and to safeguard your practice, clients, investment and family by minimising the disruption on your practice operations and avoiding external intervention.

      In this session our presenter explores the following:

      • The impact and ramifications of not having a practice contingency or succession plan
      • Key issues to consider and conversations to have when developing your plan
      • The documentation process and practical next steps
      • Accessing tools and resources to assist good practice

      Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills/Professional Skills

      Presenter: Peter Docherty, Head of Professional Standards and Quality Assurance, Law Institute of Victoria

    • 1:30 PM Wellbeing Break
    • 1:35 PM Material Facts & Material Defects – Demystifying s12(d) of Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) & 137B of the Building Act 1993 (Vic)

      Property lawyers have always had to grapple with ambiguity.

      What is a "material fact" for the purposes of s12(d)? Is painting over cracks "concealing a material fact?" What happened to the requirement of having purchasers undertake their own investigations, obtain their own advice and act in their own interests? It’s imperative for property lawyers to come together and demystify such issues as its contravention carries a substantial financial penalty and up to 12 months imprisonment.

      On the other hand, "drop dead" provisions in s137B of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) (the Act) have also been difficult to understand and interpret and failing to comply with them means the purchaser can avoid the contract anytime up until settlement.

      In this session an esteemed panel share their insights to assist you in tackling such issues in your daily property law practice.

      Compliance area: Substantive Law/Practice Management & Business Skills

      Moderator: Paul Snow, Senior Associate, Wisewould Mahony

      Panellists:

      • Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, LPLC
      • David McKenzie, LMG Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Property Law
      • Lydia Eastwood, Senior Associate, Redman Lynch Washington; Accredited Specialist, Property Law; Victorian Young Property Lawyer of the Year 2020
    • 2:35 PM Afternoon Tea Break
    • 2:50 PM Electronic Lodgement of Residual Documents: If you can’t do it by s104, it can’t be done

      It’s been a few months now since Victorian Land Registry Services and PEXA created a generic residual document, which allows those transactions initially excluded from electronic conveyancing to be lodged electronically with Land Use Victoria using the PEXA platform.
      In this session, we will take a practical look at the generic residual document, which transactions it applies to and take you through how to use it using real-world examples as well as troubleshooting some common issues experienced by property lawyers in their day-to-day practice.

      Compliance area: Professional Skills/Substantive Law

      Speaker: TBA


    • 3:20 PM Wellbeing Break
    • 3:30 PM Ethics in Practice

      Facilitated by LIV ethics experts Donna Cooper and Michael Dolan, this closing session brings together attendees of all three intensive streams to collaboratively discuss and formulate solutions to challenging ethical issues that can arise in daily property, family and succession law practice.

      Discussion topics include:

      • A solicitor’s paramount duty to the court and administration of justice
      • Inadvertent disclosure of confidential material
      • Confidentiality
      • Conflict of interest

      Compliance area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

      Presenters:

      • Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria
      • Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria
    • 4:30 PM Close & Virtual Networking
      Following the close of the conference at 4.30pm, attendees are invited to remain online to connect and network with fellow attendees until 5.15pm.

Further Details

  • Full Description & Webinar Details

    Within the background of change brought about by the pandemic and the recent and upcoming regulatory and case updates, it is vital to keep your finger on the pulse of key issues and developments in property law.

    The LIV’s 2021 Property Law Intensive discusses topical property law issues and features an impressive line-up of speakers and panellists from the bar, private practice and more.

    Hear from experts in the field and interact with them and your colleagues through an interactive digital platform. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in a unique blend of virtual education that will include interactive discussions and practical seminars to update your professional toolkit and guide your property law practice in 2021 and beyond, while obtaining six CPD points across all mandatory compliance areas.

    Already fulfilled your CPD requirements? Carry forward up to 3 points accrued between 1 January and 31 March into the next CPD year. Please note, points can only be counted in one CPD year.

    Virtual Inclusions

    • Opportunities to ask questions and interact with our presenters and other attendees via polls, Q&As and digital breakout rooms
    • Short wellbeing breaks following each speaker so you can get up and stretch your legs
    • Supplementary reading material, including PowerPoint presentations used by speakers emailed to all registrants following the intensive
    • Complimentary recording of the intensive

    Registration Details

    Online registrations close 24 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on 03 9607 9473 or register@liv.asn.au.

    Full Pricing Details

    Standard member price: $495
    Accredited Specialist/Young Lawyer/CLC/Tarwirri member price: $338
    Non-member price: $650

    Webinar Details

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team at register@liv.asn.au or 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Presenters
    Scott Keck

    Scott Keck, Chairman, Charter Keck Cramer

    Melbourne born and educated at Scotch College, Scott Keck is now Chairman of Charter Keck Cramer, a leading Australian independent, strategic property consulting firm.

    Scott has 50 years property valuation and Corporate Real Estate experience across the national markets. As an experienced independent practitioner Scott provides specialist strategic and mediation consulting. He began his employment in 1968, becoming a Director in his employer firm 1978, Managing Director in 1984, Executive Chairman in 2010 and Chairman in 2013. Scott is one of eighteen shareholding directors in the current organisation.

    Mark Schramm, Senior Manager Dispute Resolution Services, Victorian Small Business Commission

    Jamie Bedelis, Principal, Bedelis Lawyers; Accredited Specialist, Commercial Tenancy Law

    Paul Nunan, Director, Eastern Bridge Lawyers; Accredited Specialist, Commercial Leasing

    Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

    Neville Sanders, National Manager, Strata Services, Whittles Body Corporate Management

    David McKenzie, LMG Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Property Law

    Peter Docherty, Head of Professional Standards and Quality Assurance, Law Institute of Victoria

    Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, LPLC

    David McKenzie, LMG Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Property Law

    Lydia Eastwood, Senior Associate, Redman Lynch Washington; Accredited Specialist, Property Law; Victorian Young Property Lawyer of the Year 2020

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice Department, Law Institute of Victoria

    Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria

  • November–March CPD Program


    Make your points count with the LIV

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your CPD requirements for the 2020/21 practising year, the LIV has expanded its usual February and March CPD program to begin November 2020.

    The convenient online program is divided into two parts:

    • Part 1 ran from November to December 2020. Recordings of part 1 sessions will be available for purchase on the LIV site, allowing you to earn CPD points in your own time, at your own pace.
    • Part 2 runs from February to March 2021. It contains 22 sessions across 14 practice areas and features the established CPD intensives and conferences you've come to expect, as well as a blend of live webinars and recordings of previous LIV CPD.

    As with all LIV professional development, this program has been developed in collaboration with LIV committees and industry experts. It features a compelling line-up of high calibre speakers and covers 19 practice areas, all compliance areas and all career stages. Choose from a variety of options and formats to fit your schedule.

    Learn more about the November–March CPD Program.