Understanding and preparing caveats

Course ID WN210204_PRO1

  • Webinar
  • 3.25
  • Intermediate

In this practical three-hour live interactive webinar, the expert facilitator and College of Law adjunct lecturer Greg Stilianou addresses one of the most fundamental and tricky aspects of practicing in property law –the proper use and preparation of caveats.  

By attending this live webinar, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the effect of a lodged caveat
  • Receive practical tips for preparing effective caveats
  • Understand the differences between caveats and priority notices and the proper circumstances in which to use each
  • Learn what minor and major traps to avoid when drafting caveats and advising clients
  • Gain an understanding of the Lapsing Notice process
  • Undertake short activities and engage in discussion to reflect on your experience and apply your knowledge

The facilitator: 

Greg Stilianou, Principal, Greg Stilianou Legal

At the end of this live webinar, you may claim (3) CPD units. 

Feedback from past attendees: 

  • “The presenter was very knowledgeable on the chosen subjects and personable. The seminar was well run.”
  • “Great workshop, engaging and informative. Thank you!”

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The time listed for this course is Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia. 


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

16 February 2021

End date:

16 February 2021


9.00am AEDT - 12.15pm

About This Course


9.00am: Welcome and overview Facilitator: Greg Stilianou, Principal, Greg Stilianou Legal


9.05am: Session 1: Preparing a caveat for lodgement


10.30am: Stretch break


10.45am: Session 2: The lapsing notice process and priority notices


12.15pm: Close


Designed for

This course is ideal for solicitors in general practice, commercial property lawyers, conveyancing specialists, senior executives of financial and property corporations.

This webinar is produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. The webinar is available to all NSW based practitioners.


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year. If you are in any doubt, you should check your local rules. If you practise in Western Australia, please check local rules regarding interactive activities and note that the College of Law is recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a QA provider of CPD.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills and substantive law.


Presenter biography

Greg Stilianou Greg Stilianou Principal, Greg Stilianou Legal

Greg Stilianou was a senior lawyer for the Registrar-General at Land and Property Information for over ten years. Greg continued as a senior lawyer with NSW Land Registry Services when it took over the land titling and registry functions of the Registrar-General. Greg has acquired twelve years of specialist knowledge and experience in land law, and is the author of Land Titling Law and Practice in NSW. Greg strives to give accurate and technical legal advice that is practical and useful for legal practitioners.

There isn’t a land dealing or plan that Greg hasn’t encountered, and since 2019, Greg has established his own practice, Greg Stilianou Legal, where he focusses on delivering his insights into the requirements for achieving registration in the land Register to private clients and, on a consultancy basis, to other legal practitioners, conveyancers and surveyors. Greg facilitates transactions by providing:

  • Special counsel on land titling due diligence.
  • Strategic advice about the documents that are necessary to give effect to a land transaction or a particular objective in the land Register.
  • Quality legal drafting of land transaction documentation.
  • Legal and practical insights on documents that are proposed to be lodged for registration.
  • Special insights into the development of land.

Greg has been the contributing author of this LTOP service since April 2016, and he continues his passion for educating and teaching the legal profession as a lecturer at The College of Law (practical legal training and the applied law programs).


Filming and Photography

Please be aware that this webinar organised by the College of Law may be recorded for use on our websites, marketing materials and publications. By attending and participating in a College of Law Continuing Professional Development course, you consent to the College of Law photographing or recording and using your image and likeness and/or voice.