Law Society Journal and Other Articles

Law Society Journal and Other Articles

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2017 Articles

Transactions involving enduring powers of attorney

Do you know it all? When its unwise to advise

Caution – solicitor on board!

Making enduring powers of attorney

Ready to defend yourself?

Is your firm privacy compliant?

Reasonable Supervision: What Does It Mean for You and Your Staff?

Clarifying Your (Evolving) Retainer

Real Property Changes: Risk Management Tips for Solicitors

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2016 Articles

When Clients Provide Security for a Third Party’s Benefit Some Practical Tips

Risk Management and Claims Prevention

Duty of Care to Prospective Beneficiary under A Will Badenach V Calvert

Key Principles of Privilege and Waiver of Privilege

Can a Lawyer Act Contrary to a Former Client’s Interests

Personal Costs Orders against Solicitors

Implications of The High Court’s Decision on Advocate’s Immunity

No Compromise on Advocate’s Immunity

Informal Communications with Judges’ Chambers A Professional and Risk Management Issue

Subpoenae and Claims for Legal Professional Privilege

Advocates Immunity – Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd

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2015 Articles

Solicitor’s Liability to Estate Beneneficiaries

Client lunch comes back to bite

Dangers in Overreliance on Counsel

The risks of mixing legal and financial advice

Protecting against the other party’s actions in family law proceedings

Do I suggest an informal will? The Howe v Fischer Appeal

Professional Negligence: How much will a claim really cost me?

The risky business of advising on Pre-Nuptial agreements

Professional Indemnity Policy: What conduct is caught by the dishonesty exclusion?

Ademption Traps for Conveyancers

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2014 Articles

The Scope of a Solicitor’s Fiduciary Duty

Lawyers’ Liability to Non-Clients

Privilege Lost: Preservation of privilege, practice pointers

Informal Wills: The duty of a lawyer to consider, discuss and make an informal will for a client

Extent of Duty: How far should you go?

Beyond wasting trees

Solicitors’ responsibility when advising about directors’ guarantees

The expanding scope of advocates` immunity

Who is your new client?

Closed files, ongoing risks

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2013 Articles

Staying ahead of the risk curve

Risk Management and the PPS Register

If you are face with a claim, don’t hesitate – notify Lawcover

Rectifying mistakes in property settlement

Clarity on offers of compromise

Don’t be a client’s scapegoat

24/7 technology driving lawyers’ duty to act

Danger for being defamed, and their lawyers

Who is responsible and who is insured?

Solicitor wins on adovate’s immunity

Risks for lawyers following changes to workers compensation laws

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2012 Articles

Leading a horse to water

Dilemmas of the family solicitor

What to do if you find you’ve made a mistake

Has your file been supoenaed?

Power of Attorney – When red lights flash

The humble file note as important as ever

Proceed with caution over client capacity

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2011 Articles

Try walking in the clients shoes

Begin engagement with the client on the right foot

Love, contractually

Solicitors beware new potential source of liability for personal costs orders

Slow and steady has its place in legal communication

What to do about that dreaded file

Timing it right: Limitation periods in personal injury claims

Yes, it’s probably too good to be true

Opening gambit for a new matter

Are you looking over their shoulder?

Preparing for a high-risk future

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2010 Articles

Handling the difficult client

The risky business of acting as a family solicitor

Workmate Solutions – friends are invaluable

A snapshot of the Compulsory Professional Indemnity Policy

Is your safe custody room full of time bombs?

Retained or not retained – that is the question

How to start a family feud without really trying

Support your staff

You can be liable for clients actions

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2009 Articles

The rise and fall of Riz: What is a lawyer’s duty to clients over risky transactions

Lock the gates against fraud

Getting it right from the start

Courts’ changing attitudes to procedural defaults

A profession wide issue: Communication with the client

Let Lawcover help you

The importance in evidence of usual practices

Fees vulnerable to unfair preference provisions

Start with the right attitude when managing risk

Is this a problem client?

Is the duty to ensure safety delegable or non-delegable?

The Importance of Good Process

Lessons from Lawcover files

Does your file tell the story?

Check, or be checkmated

Assessing damages in solicitors’ professional negligence

The importance of attention to detail

Reliance on Counsel (Gerard Craddock SC and Simone Herbet-Lowe)

The Power of the File Note

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