Ethics, professional skills and risk management for Property Lawyers


Hear Tony Cahill examine the practical issues that commonly arise when practising property law. Ethical and risk management issues will be discussed, together with techniques and methods to minimise risk when drafting legal documentation. 

This seminar complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills and Professional Skills.

Course ID CN170222_PRO1
Type Face-to-face
Duration Half-day
  • NSW
Start Dates 22 February 2017
$324.00 (Member Price)

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Wednesday 22 February 2017
1.30pm to 4.45pm (AEDST)


The College of Law City
Level 16, 111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney CBD

Level Foundational/Intermediate/Advanced
CPD 3 CPD units

Ethical Issues for Property Lawyers
Tony Cahill will step through a number of hypothetical scenarios to illustrate the ethical dilemmas and conflicts that property practitioners face on a daily basis. 

Risk Management for Property Lawyers

  • Key concepts: "hazards", "risks" and "consultation"
  • A risk management strategy
  • Hazards in practice generally
  • Hazards in property transactions at large and in specific types of property transactions

Drafting Skills for Property Lawyers
Topics include:

  • Defining plain English (or plain language?)
  • Why use plain language drafting strategies?
  • Some specific issues in property transactions
  • Lessons from the cases

This program satisfies the following CPD Units under Rule 57 of the NSW Professional Conduct and Practice Rules 2013 (Solicitors’ Rules):
Rule 57.1.6(i): Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 1 MCLE/CPD unit 
Rule 57.1.6.(ii): Practice Management and Business Skills - 1 MCLE/CPD unit
Rule 57.1.6(iii): Professional Skills - 1 MCLE/CPD unit

Legal Author and Commentator

Tony Cahill was admitted to practice in 1981. After 13 years with a medium-sized city law firm, Tony commenced practice on his own account at Chatswood. In July 2002, Tony commenced a ‘sabbatical’ from private practice to concentrate primarily on legal education and writing.
He is a member of the Law Society’s Property Law and Environmental, Planning and Development Committees.
He was a co-author with Russell Cocks and Paul Gibney of the first NSW edition of 1001 Conveyancing Answers, and is currently the co-author with Gary Newton of Conveyancing Service New South Wales and Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation New South Wales, both published by LexisNexis Butterworths.
Tony is a part-time lecturer at the Sydney and Northern Sydney Institutes of TAFE in various law subjects.

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