Online Resources Hub

The Online Resources Hub brings guidelines, articles and other resources from across the Law Society Website to one centralised and searchable location. Searches can be made using the Common Searches buttons or by using your own search terms in the search bar.

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Jan 25, 2019 – Information regardingTrust Accounting Guides and fact sheets and the Law Society Trust Account Handbook.
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Aug 28, 2018 – A collection of resources and information regarding Trust Accounts.
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Mar 25, 2016 – I want to deal briefly in this article with trust accounts. I'm not going to look in any detail at the new rules that are in Schedule 2 of the Legal Practitioners Act - that is something that is more properly the role and responsibility of the Law So
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May 25, 2016 – In my previous article in the March Bulletin, I commented on the circumstances in which a practitioner/firm needs to have a trust account. I noted that it could well be that a client makes a payment to you on account of legal fees, but in circumstanc
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Mar 25, 2013 – There has been another wave of attempts to elicit funds from trust accounts operated by legal practitioners. These attempts are nothing new to the Society and are on the increase.
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Jul 25, 2014 – The provision contained in the Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1981 and the Legal Practitioners Regulations 2014 dame into force on 1 July 2014. Those provisions include new requirements for withdrawing money from trust on account o
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Jul 25, 2013 – As a part of the trust account inspection process, legal practitioners are asked to provide Professional Standards with a copy of their solicitor/client agreement.
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Oct 16, 2012 – In an Audit Report for the period ended June 2011, the auditor notes that a practitioner had failed to make a required deposit to the Combined Trust Account (CTA) for the CTA period ended May 2011 and that no Notice of Withholding was provided to the
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Apr 25, 2014 – It is anticipated that the Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2013 will be proclaimed on July 1, 2014. This Act will result in sweeping changes to the requirements relating to incorporation of legal practices, cost disclosure and disci
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Aug 7, 2014 – A legal practitioner's name was recently struck from the Roll of Practitioners from the Supreme Court. The practitioner had failed to comply with a court order with respect to the payment of settlement funds from his trust account.
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Oct 16, 2016 – In the last 10 years, cheque use has dropped by a compelling 71% with Australian businesses and consumers choosing electronic payment methods over cash and cheques. As Australia rapidly embraces electronic payment platforms it is only natural to expe
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Jun 25, 2018 – Links and resources for commencing and managing your practice
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Apr 19, 2018 – A collection of Ethics Guidelines, publications and resources.