Property Law Conference
Start time 11 Jul 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 11 Jul 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker See full program for details.
Catering Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19009

Property Law Conference

11 Jul 2019 9:00am - 11 Jul 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne


Property Law Legislative and Tax Update - 2019 

This session will provide the latest legislative developments and tax updates including:

Legislative Alert!

  • The Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 and Sunset Clauses
  • The Owners Corporation Amendment (Short Stay Accommodation) Act 2018
  • PPSA and Property leases


  • Land Tax Assessments
  • State Taxes Update - Duty and Land Tax
  • GST and Leasing
  • Foreign Resident’s Capital Gains Withholding Tax
  • GST Withholding Regime
  • Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2018 (Foreign Investor Tax)

Your Ultimate 2019 Case and Development Update 

Are you sure you are on top of all the latest property law cases and developments? This session will review recent significant cases and trends in Property related litigation, highlighting key lessons and risk areas. Cases to July 2019 will be covered. This session is The Ultimate Case Update!  

Issues include:

  • Claims against local Council
  • Residential leases and landlord’s duty of care
  • Planning issues
  • Owners Corporations and responsibility for defects
  • Section173 Agreements and tips and traps relating to Section 173 Agreements

Presented by: Tom Pikusa, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Insurance and Property Law - The Intersection 

This session will outline important insurance related issues affecting common property transactions. The session is designed to alert you to the issues that, if missed, can cause loss to your client, including:

  • Owners corporations
  • Landlords
  • Pre-settlement Insurance

Presented by: Tim Graham, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Complex Conveyancing Issues - Keeping Your Guard Up 

Even the most straightforward conveyance can spiral out of control.

This session will draw your attention to the more complex problems and oversights that can occur in conveyancing matters. Our presenter will address these issues including:

  • Dealing with default
  • Rescission
  • Subdivisions
  • Strata Plans
  • Easements and Covenants
  • Vendor Statement blunders

This session is designed to help you take back control.

Presented by: Michael Mammen, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Drafting Mini-Masterclass 

This session will tackle head on the essential tips and traps in various important agreements.

  • Navigating through the Development Agreement -What to look out for and what to avoid.
  • Deemed Satisfaction Clauses and other risks in Offers to Lease
  • Off the Plan Contracts - Sealing Up the Cracks in 2019. In the wake of Opal Tower and Building cladding problems it is clear that contingencies should now be considered when drafting or reviewing Off The Plan Contracts and advising clients in related contracts.

This session will provide an overview of the most important factors you must ensure are covered in these documents.

Lending - Impact of Royal Commission and other Developments on the Property Market 

This session will cover the impact of the Royal Commission on lending practices, regulation and the property market. How will this impact your firm and your clients in 2019 and beyond.

Presented by: Genevieve Sexton, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler


Stephanie Watson, Lawyer, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Risk Management for Property Lawyers 

Conveyancing claims were approximately 25 per cent of all claims for 2017/18 and are estimated to cost approximately $10 million. A substantial number of these claims are due to errors in contracts of sale and vendor statements.

As vendor statements and contracts of sale are the most important documents in a conveyance it is essential that firms get them right.

In this session we will consider the issues seen by LPLC in contracts of sale and vendor statements and tips will be provided on how to avoid conveyancing claims.

Presented by: Phillip Nolan, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee


Total CPD Units: 6.0

Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 4.0
(includes GST)