• Jade Benham

A practical guide to critical conveyancing issues

Our #ladyboss Kelly Young is chairing session 2 of this conference. Attend this comprehensive full day conference and gain the latest information and essential strategies you need to avoid slipups and keep yourself up to date. Delve deeper into the most timely and significant considerations in conveyancing such as survey and title issues, cladding risk, title insurance, owners corporations, tax, planning, eConveyancing, the latest cases you need to know and more.

Description Attend the full day and earn 7 CPD units including: 4 units in Substantive Law 1 unit in Ethics & Professional Responsibility 1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills 1 unit in Professional Skills This program is based on VIC legislation *We are currently offering in person registrations to 2021 Victorian events, however should Victorian government regulations not allow for this at the time of the event, your registration will automatically be transferred to live online.

  • Session 1 Critical Conveyancing Updates Chair: Anne Marie Gasbarro, Partner, McKean Park Lawyers 9.00am to 9.05am Opening Comments by the Chair 9.05am to 9.50am Considerations when Selling & Buying into Multi-Lot Developments (Affected by Owners Corporations)

  • What it means to the vendor and purchaser if the property is affected by an owners corporation

  • Rights of outgoing owner and incoming owner in relation to the owners corporation

  • List to consider in the contract of sale and vendor statement when selling or buying

  • Clauses to include and or consider in the contract of sale and vendor statement

Presented by Rochelle Castro, Principal, RC & CO Lawyers 9.50am to 10.35am Current Prominent Cladding Litigation and Government Scheme

  • Current class actions: status, who’s included, opportunity for owners to get benefit of a favourable outcome?

  • Cladding Safety Victoria in practice, the owners’ / owners corporation’s experience

  • Owners’ Corporation issues

Presented by David Burstyner, Director, Adley Burstyner 10.35am to 10.50am Morning Tea 10.50am to 11.35am Changes to eConveyancing: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Here to Stay

  • Comparison of the new eConveyancing platforms

  • Major changes to PEXA/DOL

  • Update on new technologies being embraced by the property industry in a post-COVID-19 environment, including those being used by real estate agents, buyer’s agents, and also consumers themselves

  • Forecast of new risks to look out for and inform your clients about

  • Comparison with the benefits provided by the quick adoption of new technologies

Presented by Hana Lee, Solicitor, Forty Four Degrees Lawyers & Consultants; Immediate Past co-chair, Technology and the Law Committee, Law Institute of Victoria 11.35am to 12.20pm Tax and the Impact on the Conveyancing Processes

  • The importance of vendor clearance certificates and purchaser declarations

  • Common stamping traps in practice: contracts, transfers, options and foreign surcharge duty

  • Related party transactions: deceased estates and family farm transfers: recent insights

  • What to do when things go wrong: objections, reviews, refunds and reassessments

Presented by Nathan Papson, Principal Lawyer, Papson Legal; SMSF Specialist Adviser & Chartered Tax Adviser 12.20pm to 1.05pm Environmental and Planning Due Diligence in Conveyancing Essential considerations for advising vendors, purchasers, financiers, mortgagees and developers.

  • Key environment and planning laws in Victoria

  • Essentials of contaminated land liability

  • Implications of commencement of the Environment Protection (Amendment) Act 2018 in Victoria on 1 July 2021

  • Advising on scope of due diligence and appointment of environmental consultants

  • Harnessing searches and publicly available information

Presented by Gabrielle Guthrie, Principal Lawyer, Guthrie Legal



  • Session 2 CPD Compulsory Units for Your Conveyancing Practice Chair: Kelly Young, Director, Estate Conveyancing Practice Management & Business Skills 2.00pm to 3.00pm Title Insurance: Risk Management for Conveyancing Professionals

  • Why title insurance is relevant in a Torrens system

  • Council enforcement powers with respect to illegal building work

  • Risk framework in Victoria for property purchasers

  • Update on claims and emerging areas of risk in Victoria

Presented by Greg Cooper, Stewart Title Limited Professional Skills 3.00pm to 4.00pm Survey and Title Issues Affecting a Conveyance of Property

  • Plans related to titles and the surveying challenges that can arise

  • Understanding a plan of subdivision

  • How to read a strata plan and building subdivision

  • Easements, covenants and restrictions

  • Fencing and boundary alignments and areas shown (or not shown) on plans

Presented by Tom Champion, Director, Reeds Consulting 4.00pm to 4.15pm Afternoon Tea Ethics & Professional Responsibility 4.15pm to 5.15pm Ethical Responsibilities in a COVID-19 Affected Property Market

  • What ethical issues are arising for lawyers and other property professionals?

  • What strategies could you put in place to try to prevent ethical issues arising during different economic conditions?

  • Knowing when and how to overcome an ethical dilemma in property related matters.

Presented by Emma Elsworth, Principal, Webb Legal (t/as W J Gilbert & Co Lawyers)

  • Presenters Anne Marie Gasbarro Anne Marie is the Partner in Charge of the Property Section at McKean Park and has been in practice for nearly 30 years. Anne Marie has extensive expertise in the law relating to residential and commercial property and in advising on a broad range of property transactions. One of Anne Marie's particular areas of interest is in the law related to aged care and retirement villages. This specialised area is complex and generates a lot of interest from prospective residents and developers alike due to Australia's ageing population. Rochelle Castro Rochelle is the principal of RC & Co Lawyers, an international and specialised boutique law firm with branches in Melbourne, Perth and Makati Philippines. She practices in the areas of strata, construction, property, litigation, insolvency and immigration. Rochelle is also a trainer of Strata Community Association providing strata education in all States in Australia and New Zealand. She also presents to a number of private companies of the commercial and strata sphere. She is a founding member of Club United Business Melbourne and is currently undertaking Masters in Construction Law at Melbourne University. Hana Lee Hana is a solicitor at Forty Four Degrees. She practices in commercial, property, tech and startup law. Hana received her JD from the University of Western Australia and has a background in international development and policy research, having studied in South Korea and the United States. With 8 years' experience garnering social media and online growth for small businesses and non-profits, Hana brings to her practice of law an in-depth knowledge of the constraints and opportunities faced by small businesses, particularly in the digital space Nathan Papson Nathan is Papson Legal's principal lawyer, with experience in the fields of SMSF law, taxation law, estate planning and commercial law. During his career he has worked in the taxation division of a Big 4 accounting firm as well as a number of prominent SMSF legal practices. His qualifications include a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne (focussed on taxation), as well as industry qualifications of Chartered Tax Adviser (by The Taxation Institute) and SMSF Specialist Adviser (by the SMSF Association - a leading industry group on SMSFs). This combination of qualifications is among the highest attainable in the areas of SMSF and taxation law. Gabrielle Guthrie Gabrielle is a specialist environment, planning and compliance lawyer and Principal of Guthrie Legal. She has a broad practice in advisory and contentious matters and a wealth of technical and tactical experience in due diligence. Prior to founding Guthrie Legal in 2016, Gabrielle led the Environment practice at Lander & Rogers and worked for DLA Piper in London. Gabrielle is currently Deputy Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Environmental Issues Committee and a Committee Member of the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association's Melbourne Branch. Kelly Young Kelly is a fully unrestricted Conveyancing Licence holder and sole director of Estate Conveyancing, located in Macleod. Kelly has been working in the legal industry for 20 years with experience in the property fields of settlements, conveyancing and residential and commercial lending. Starting out as a junior paralegal in stamping, registration and settlements, moving onto residential mortgages, Conveyancing and also Commercial Lending, Kelly has a background working in accountant firms, law firms and conveyancing offices in Melbourne city, rural areas of Victoria and in England. Kelly is a committee member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers VIC Division. Greg Cooper Greg is a Business Development Manager with Stewart Title Limited. Greg is responsible for advising lawyers, conveyancers and their clients about the coverage and benefits provided by a title insurance policy. Tom Champion Tom has a broad range of experience in complex building subdivisions, engineering surveying and consulting on issues relating to land status and development. His experience and expertise provides invaluable assistance to the consultants and construction teams throughout the various stages of the project. Tom is responsible for managing the expectations of clients and providing them with professional advice. He also instructs survey staff in project matters and regularly deals and consults with Council, Service Authorities, Government Departments and Project Stakeholders. Emma Elsworth Emma has practised exclusively in property law since her admission as a practitioner in 2002. She is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law by the Law Institute of Victoria. She has assisted foreign clients in the purchase and sale of properties, provided stamp duty advice and obtained Foreign Investment Review Board approvals. She also acts for local clients in various property transactions and dealings. Emma has worked with an identity agent company to provide a verification of identity service in Beijing as an alternative to the Australian Consulate for China based clients.

  • Venue RACV City Club Level 2, 501 Bourke St Melbourne 3000 VIC Australia Parking Information Parking is not included in your registration. Here are some options below. RACV City Club Car Park. Click here to view rates Directions Nearby Public Transport:Tram Stations - William/Bourke St or Queen/Bourke StBus Interchange - Little Collins St or Supreme Court

Face to Face

16 March

Full Day

Victoria Tue 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM AEDT $770.00 incl. GST REGISTER FACE TO FACE

10 views0 comments