Ethics, professional skills and risk management for Property Lawyers
Wednesday 22 February 2017
The College of Law City
|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
- 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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