August 3, 2016
InfoTrackrecently surveyed Australian lawyers about the adoption of new technologies for contracts of sale and settlements around the property market. LIV journalist Karin Derkley and InfoTrack business development manager Jennifer Wadelton discuss the findings and dispel concerns that electronic signatures aren’t enforceable.
July 7, 2016
There’s no doubt that the legal profession is currently
going through a period of rapid change. The state of the market post the global
financial crisis, fast evolving technology and new legal practice business
models that leverage off fixed pricing, flexible working conditions, new
technology and outsourcing are having an impact on traditional legal practice.
LIV immediate past president Katie Miller talks to two innovators who are changing
the legal sector – Moores managing principal David Wells and Property Exchange
Australia Limited chief practitioner services officer Ian Hendey.
June 2, 2016
On1 July, a new foreign resident withholding capital gains tax measure will come into effect. Despite its name, this tax measure will affect all Australian tax residents – not just foreign residents – who are involved in property transactions. LIV Council member and King and Wood Mallesons senior associate Cameron Forbes and the Director of Taxation and International Business at Sothertons Melbourne Robert Lissauer discuss some of the concerns and complexities of the new regime and how at times lawyers and accountants will need to work together to assist clients.
April 22, 2016
In 2015 19 people were appointed silk in Victoria. Just two were women –Michelle Britbart QC and Aine Magee QC. In this podcast, recorded at the LIVWomen in Leadership Conference on 18 April, they share their career journeysand the roadblocks they faced on the way to being appointed QC.
April 7, 2016
Lawyer and business advisor Judith Bennett and LIV ethics lawyer Michael Dolan discuss the importance of practitioners planning for unexpected situations which may force them to step away from their practice – either temporarily or permanently. They also share key considerations that should be taken into account when making these plans.
March 2, 2016
LIV president elect and chief executive officer, corporate
counsel, Port Phillip Bay Scallops Belinda Wilson and legal counsel at Telstra
and artistic director at BottledSnail Productions Bruce Hardy discuss some of
the rewards, challenges and responsibilities of being an in-house counsel.
February 18, 2016
In this episode, recorded at LIV Conference of
Council on 8 February, LIV Vice President Sue Kee speaks to
Attorney-General Martin Pakula, Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto and Greens
Spokesperson for Justice and Corrections Sue Pennicuik about access to justice
January 21, 2016
LIV immediate past president Katie Miller and barrister Colin Golvan QC
discuss the relationship between barristers and solicitors, and how
they can work more effectively together.
November 24, 2015
LIV council member and property law accredited specialist Simon Libbis speaks to identity agents Sean Simmons from ZipID, Tim Adamson from Australia Post and Mark Paholski from IDSecure about what practitioners need to know about the new VOI requirements and how identity agents can assist with the process.