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Lawyers Real Estate Announces Franchise Expansion Plans

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Lawyers Real Estate provides a professional legal service which includes negotiating the sale of property - eliminating the need to use a real estate agent. It is…

In Search of KPIs for a NECS

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At the beginning of this year some State governments kicked in $5m to keep the momentum going  for the setting up of the National Electronic Conveyancing System (NECS). The conveyancing industry…

Slater & Gordon Announces Gains in Family Law Revenue and Business & Private Client Revenue

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The publicly listed law firm recently announced its half yearly results. Revenue for the 6 months to December 2009 was close to $59m. Over the…

Emerging Immigration Debate a Risk Factor for Migration Practices and Conveyancing Practices

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Immigration to Australia (both temporary and permanent) over the past 18 months  provided a significant economic stimulus, helping to keep the country out of a technical…

National Regulation Latest Developments

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The last of the seven reform taskforce discussion papers has been released: The papers cover Fidelity Cover, Trust Accounting, Professional Indeminty Insurance, Business Structures, Legal Costs,…

Salaried Legal Aid Lawyers v Private Practitioners

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The Senate Committee Report On 8 December 2009, the Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee released its report “Access to Justice” which included 18…

Offensive Begins Against Reform Taskforce

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Law Societies / Institutes and Law Council have been eerily silent since the release of the Costs and Ombudsman Papers a little over a week ago.…

ASIC has Released a Paper Outlining Proposed Guidance to Directors on Their Duty to Prevent Insolvent Trading

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"ASIC wishes to ensure that directors, particularly those in small-to-medium enterprises in financial difficulty, fully understand this duty". Download the Paper from the ASIC web site

Profession Reform Taskforce Releases Lawyers Costs Discussion Paper & More Detail on Lawyer Complaints Process

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Responses from the Law Societies, Institutes and Law Council are eagerly awaited. Find Taskforce documents here LPB Viewpoint: The documents are jam packed with inflammatory game changing proposals.…

Profession Under Attack from Reform Taskforce

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The Australian has obtained a pre-release discussion paper on costs issues from the Legal Profession Reform Taskforce, which if reported accurately, outlines the worst possible outcome…